Gariann Chiarella

Director of Nutrition

As the Director of Nutrition, Gariann oversees a team at CRT that prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals to both the elderly and children in Hartford and Middlesex Counties. This includes both a daily comprehensive Meals on Wheels program for medically home-bound seniors, as well as meals typically delivered to congregate sites, such as Senior Centers, where seniors can gather for lunches eaten together. During the summer months, Gariann oversees CRT’s efforts for the Summer Food Service Program, delivering up to 1,000 meals per day to school-age children throughout the Greater Hartford area, helping to combat hunger when school is out of session.

Gariann’s career started off working as a chef in a resort and up-scale off premise catering.  Her passion for the elderly came after years of working in nursing homes and as a general manager of a large non-profit continuing care community.  She has a degree in culinary arts, a B.S. in both Dietetics and Hotel-Restaurant management and a Masters in Human Nutrition.