Tristan Toleno is the lead chef and caterer for various Stroll events. He grew up in Marlboro and graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1989. Four years studying philosophy and religion at Wesleyan University led him on an unusual path: he decided he wanted to be a chef. He moved to Burlington and attended New England Culinary Institute. He owned and operated the Riverview Cafe in Brattleboro, and now operates Rigani Catered Wood-fired Pizza (with Dan and Karyn Tyler) and Entera Catering. He has a penchant for using only the highest quality ingredients to create innovative and delicious dishes. In 2012, Tristan was elected to the Vermont House as a Representative from Brattleboro.