In my opinion he' s a line-tower. He used to work at Aramark, the food service company, which serves NYC schools. Uh, little bit of a conflict of interests there, Dave? I think out of necessity he's been talking the talk about local food and fresh food, but I don't think he's really got it as a priority.
This could be a great moment for NYC schools, and for everyone. This is how these things go, right? They start in California with a rarefied seemingly-impossible-to-reproduce thing (Alice Waters, Ann Cooper, that whole lot turning school food around in Berkeley), then NYC picks it up and makes it a little more rugged and practical, then it spreads.
Cross your fingers that it's true and that the right person is chosen.