The World Central Kitchen Chef Network: Making an Impact!
January 6, 2015
Alexandra Frank, Director of Development and Communications, World Central Kitchen
With a billion people living in chronic hunger, it is going to take a collective effort to create smart solutions to hunger and poverty. With this goal in mind, World Central Kitchen recently announced the launch of the Chef Network, a network of 50+ socially conscious chefs from DC and around the world, skilled in a wide range of culinary arts and passionate about helping communities in need. These chefs have committed to working with WCK to help support smart solutions to hunger and poverty and to change the world through the eyes of a chef.
The Chef Network capitalizes on our dynamic partnerships with chefs, including our Front Line chefs like Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Spike Mendelsohn, Aarón Sánchez, and Andrew Zimmern. Profiles of each of the participating chefs and their unique perspectives on hunger and poverty can be found on the WCK Chef Network portal.
Jose Andres and this star-studded culinary team will be using their unique culinary perspective and expertise to feed communities, improve cooking conditions, teach culinary skills and create food service jobs through World Central Kitchen programs in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Zambia.
Since its launch, the Chef Network chefs have already made four successful trips to our programs on the ground in Haiti where they provided valuable support and hands-on training. During one of these trips, Chef Network’s Haiti-based Chef David Destinoble sat down with our team to talk about why being a part of the Chef Network is important to him.
To check out what happens next, follow #wckchefnetwork on Twitter and Facebook, and visit our Chef Network Diaries for more stories from our team on the ground – changing lives, one meal at a time!