Bio's

Sean Brennan-Founder/Executive Director

Sean Brennan is a third-generation restaurateur, Sean began his career as a host in his family's restaurant at the tender age of...three, and has performed virtually every role in a restaurant imaginable--from dishwasher to server to all forms of front-of house management. In the late 90's Sean created MSB Creative Restaurant Consulting taking on an occasional client, while continuing to manage both dinning room and kitchen operations for many successful restaurant and hotel brands. In September 2008 Sean made the decision to start consulting full time. He has dedicated his life to his passion for providing amazing food and gracious service throughout the F&B industry. 


In 2010 after being diagnosed with clinical depression and later re-diagnosed with bipolar, he again altered the course of his life by incorporating his earlier two passions into developing a non-profit called Brain Food Garden Project. He believes that BFGP will start a necessary dialogue on how the role of food effects psychological health. He takes classes with Farm School NYC. And in October 2016 graduated from The Howie T. Harp Advocacy Center earning his NYS certification to become a Mental Health Peer Advocate. While working toward his goals to make Brain Food Garden Project a completely peer managed and operated non profit organization. Sean engages in as many opportunities to speak publicly about a wide range of mental health and peer related topics as he can. He has addressed psychiatric fellows at Columbia University, addressed NYS Congressional leadership, and was named Spectrum NY1's May 2017 Queens Person of the Week. Sean has also recently been able to expand his reach globally by being one of a series of "dream doers" from across the world lending his voice to the United Nations recognized World Dream Day and its extension World Dream Week. Sean also continues to serve his community as a part time Program Peer Specialist for ACMH, a New York mental health housing program. He developed a successful gardening club for residents, continuing to spread his message of gardening and clean eating as viable and important wellness tools for recovery.