I am painstakingly looking to collaborate with like-minded, growers, foragers, purveyors, producers and organizations and am proud of the fact that my menus are directly linked to social impact and sustainability. From food recovery efforts and local sourcing to food accessibility and food insecurity issues, my culinary artistry remains interwoven with my moral compass.  

Ismail Samad
Chef, Culinary Instructor, Food Activist

Chef/Partner- The Gleanery
Putney Vermont
Executive Chef- Daily Table
Boston Massachussetts 
Launched in June of 2015, The Daily Table is a non profit grocery store that caters to working families. Thier affordable daily prepared food makes it easier to put something nutrious on the table.  A team of chefs work to address two of America's contradictory problems; food insecurity and wasted food.  Offering tasty dishes and some non prepared items, The Daily Table is designed to meet specific nutrition guidelines on its products. It does all of this while maintaining a price that fits within your budget. 
yogurt marinated chicken salad recipe with chick peas, grilled veggies and dates with yogurt vinaigrette.
The Gleanery Restaurant, Bakery and Cafe is in constant contact with its like-minded, growers, foragers, purveyors and producers. This  direct dialogue means  menus change rather frequently (sometimes daily) depending on what ingredients our farm partners bring to our backdoor. We prefer the imperfect, the “irregular” and/or the surplus crops to make inspired culinary offerings. We also have an extensive canning and preservation program to increase our efforts in tackling the unnecessary food waste in the communities we serve. www.thegleanery.com to make a reservation or for more information on the first of its kind restaurants!