From favela to fine dining

David Hertz, Founder of Gastromotiva

Our vision is an inclusive world with equal opportunities and zero hunger.

  • Gastromotiva gives disadvantaged young people free kitchen training and finds them jobs.
  • It started in Brazil in 2006 and has expanded to Mexico, Argentina and South Africa.
  • So far, more than 3,000 students have been trained and 41 tons of food saved from waste.
  • The food and drink sector provides about 10% of global GDP and jobs, says the WEF.
  • David has won several social enterprise awards and is a 2012 WEF Young Global Leader

Gastromotiva works towards these UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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