Chef at Fish
Charleston, North Carolina
Rep. Mark Sanford, SC-1
Rep. James E. Clyburn, SC-6
Chefs Boot Camp alum, April 2014
Areas of interest: antibiotic overuse, school nutrition standards, GMOs, childhood obesity, responsible sourcing, and sustainable seafood
"Chefs feel frustrated that no one really knows what’s going on with the oceans, especially our South Atlantic waters from North Carolina to Florida. Who is responsible for testing and research? We need to fight to get more funding for meaningful studies on water quality and fish populations."
Nico Romo participated in Charleston's first-ever Trash Fish Dinner, teaming up with Chefs Collaborative to bring attention to underappreciated fish. He is a Monterey Bay Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Ambassador, and he collaborates with the Tennessee Aquarium's Serve & Protect program in support of sustainable seafood. Nico works with Louie's Kids, an organization fighting childhood obesity, and takes part in the annual Big Chef-Little Chef event to raise funds and teach kids that cooking can be fun and healthy. He is also committed to working with local farmers, and raised money through fundraising for aid in rebuilding two nearby barns.
Organization affiliations: Blue Ribbon Task Force at Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, Chefs Collaborative, and Louie's Kids