Holly Haddad, Executive Director


Holly Haddad comes to Chefs Collaborative with a 20-year background in food systems development, nonprofits, and the Good Food industry under her belt.

Holly most recently served as the Associate Director for FamilyFarmed, a nonprofit food systems development organization in Chicago with the vision of Good Food on Every Table. In addition to her eight year tenure at FamilyFarmed, Holly has contributed to research at the Program on Agricultural Technology Studies at the University of Wisconsin, managed new program development at a Community Action Program in Washington, conducted Community Development Corporation research in Washington D.C., managed national farmer training programs as a consultant, and served on the board of Slow Food Chicago. Holly was an inaugural board member for the global action media organization World Pulse, whose mission is to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact for the world. She also has a background in natural foods retail management, sales, and distribution, along with direct work experience on organic family farms, as an apprentice to an herbalist, and with family-owned wineries.

Holly is a member of the North American Food Systems Network and serves on the National Advisory Council for the Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

When not exploring Good Food cultures across the U.S. and around the world, she tends to her overflowing spice cabinets and rooftop gardens in Chicago.