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Top Chef Contestant Bryan Voltaggio Endorses Animal Welfare Approved

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AWA farmer Craig Rogers, Chef/Owner of VOLT Bryan Voltaggio, Chef Graeme Ritchie and Chef Steven Halliday

Many people have become familiar with Bryan Voltaggio as one of the dynamic season six competitors on Bravo’s Top Chef—but did you also know he’s a committed supporter of humane farming and serves Animal Welfare Approved lamb at VOLT, his highly regarded Frederick, Maryland restaurant?

Animal Welfare Approved recently joined AWA farmer Craig Rogers on his delivery run to VOLT (Craig supplies VOLT’s lamb) and had the opportunity to speak to Chef Bryan about the program and its farmers. “Chef Bryan was excited to meet with us and hear about our mission,” reports Beth Hauptle, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “He is interested in offering more Animal Welfare Approved products on his menu and we were able to put him in touch with additional Animal Welfare Approved farmers.”

Animal Welfare Approved is proud to have Chef Bryan among the chefs who enthusiastically support our program. A visit to his restaurant, where the staff is knowledgeable about the origins of the food being offered and the farms are listed on the menu, highlights the growing importance to the culinary community of establishing relationships with farmers. We wish Chef Bryan much luck as season 6 of Top Chef progresses, but he’s already a winner to us.

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