Green Festival Speakers
William Pentecost, 25, is a young chef from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His first job, as a teenager selling apples in the Union Square Farmers Market, introduced him to organic fruits and vegetables and the sustainable world of farming at a young age. Those early experiences led to a career in restaurant kitchens and a degree in culinary arts from The Institute of Culinary Education (I.C.E.). Since graduating, he has moved toward a career in non-for-profit by volunteering and is currently working at The Lower Eastside Girls Club. Through LESGC, he has been able to create and run an entrepreneurial job training program, Celebrate Cafe, cook healthy meals for after-school programs and sit in on the design team for a culinary center in the soon to open Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community.