About Us

The CROP Foundation’s mission is to foster educational and employment opportunities for students who are driven to study and promote the art, science and soul of food. Our objective is to build and broaden a community of talented and dedicated individuals who support the culinary, agricultural and hospitality industries by matching students with partner chefs, schools, and organizations across the globe.


 Who We Are:


Kip Poole
Founder/Executive Director

Andy Feeley
Assistant Director

Tiffany Romano

Gaby Indellini
Communications Director

Jessica Rollo
Sponsorship Chair

JulieAnne Cross
Event Director

Matt Vaughan
Virginia Chapter

Tessie Krzywicki
Virginia Chapter

Kelly Vaughan
Agriculture Consultant/Student Wrangler
Virginia Chapter