My guest is Bill Telepan, owner of the Telepan Restaurant. Bill is one of New York’s first and most acclaimed devotees of Greenmarket cooking. He is committed to showcasing the season’s bounty through his cuisine. Bill insists on understanding where his ingredients come from, how they’ve been cared for and using the best of what is available — a  thoughtfulness that’s reflected in the vibrant dishes he creates at his namesake restaurant.

Since 2008, he has been the Executive Chef of Wellness in the Schools (WITS), a non-profit organization dedicated to making school food healthy.  As the first chef involved with WITS, Bill has spearheaded its goals by developing nutritious school menus, training cafeteria workers and teaching culinary and nutrition concepts to students, parents and teachers.