Our Staff: Ryan Dalton
Ryan grew up in the 8th Ward and lived in poverty throughout his childhood. In December 2009, he completed Café Reconcile’s program and earned a job at the New Orleans School of Cooking, where he worked for seven months. Ryan currently serves as Café Reconcile’s floor trainer, supervising and training all students working in the front of the house. He plans to continue working full time and attend college at night, where he will study social work and management.
Ryan has been selected and currently works as an ambassador for the Youth Leadership Institute for which he recently attended a Youth Summit for Community Solutions at the White House. He is also currently working to launch his own non-profit, the “Perseverance Understanding Success and Healing” or P.U.S.H. project. Ryan also currently holds a position as a counsel member with the National Counsel of Young Leaders through the Gates Foundation. Ryan is also on the advisory committee for the “Chefs Move!” scholarship hosted by the John Besh Foundation.