Champions of Change
Champions of Change

Cathal Armstrong

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Cathal Armstrong is the chef-owner of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, VA and is one of Food & Wine magazine's Ten Best New Chefs of 2006.

The talented chef grew up in Dublin, Ireland, where his father, whom he describes as, "a great natural cook," made family meals using produce from the garden. The family traveled extensively in Europe, where Armstrong was exposed to many cuisines and cultures.

Armstrong and his wife, Meshelle, opened Restaurant Eve in 2004 in Alexandria, VA serving American regional cuisine from sustainably produced ingredients.

About Chefs & Let's Move!

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

One of Let’s Move! initiatives is The Chefs Move to Schools program, which helps chefs partner with interested schools in their communities so together they can create healthy meals that meet the schools’ dietary guidelines and budgets, while teaching young people about nutrition and making balanced and healthy choices.

Chefs can have a tremendous impact on the health and well-being of children by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutrition professionals and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition. By creating healthy dishes that are also delicious, chefs have a unique ability to make good nutrition fun and appealing.

Learn how you can get involved in the effort to keep our kids healthy at

Chefs who are interested in contributing their expertise to their community can get involved in the Chefs Move to Schools initiative.

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