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President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Dan Barber

Council Member

Chef

PCFSN Council Member - Dan Barber

Dan Barber, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is an award-winning, New York-based chef and co-owner of Blue Hill restaurant where he features locally and sustainable farm-grown foods. He began farming and cooking for family and friends at Blue Hill Farm in the Berkshires. His efforts to create a consciousness about the effects of everyday food choices have led him to numerous projects including serving on Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment advisory board, and working with such organizations as the Kellogg Foundation, New York City's Greenmarkets, and Slow Food USA. In 2009, he was named one of the world's most influential people in TIME magazine's annual "TIME 100."

Full Bio
  • Award-winning chef and restaurant owner in New York City.
  • Named one of the world's most influential people by TIME magazine.
  • Served on Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment advisory board.

Fun Facts

  • icon of milk cartonMost of the milk used at my restaurant comes from Blue Hill Farm, my family’s farm in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
  • icon of chefI started a catering company in college.
  • icon of a tennis racket and ballI played competitive tennis until I was 21.