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


Our mission is working with food and gastronomy to bring inclusion, dignity, opportunities and wellbeing to people living on the margins of society, reaching the highest number of underprivileged communities in the world.

Food as a transformational agent

Many people wish to help their country but don´t know how. Gastronomy and the food and beverage sector have an immense potential for transformation: contributing over 10% to global GDP and accounting for 1 in 10 jobs on the planet (WEF Travel and Tourism report 2017), the industry plays an important role towards inclusive growth and prosperity, while fostering cross-cultural interaction and understanding.

How about reducing social inequality?

Why not use the power of gastronomy, food and all its elements to transform society, bringing people together and helping reduce social inequality?

Why not give opportunities to thousands of young people to fulfill their potential?

Why not start recuperating about to be wasted food to feed the planet?

Food should not only taste good
but also do good for society.


Through free vocational kitchen training, food entrepreneur classes, nutrition and sustainable food education, food waste programs and the sole creation of opportunities, we empower and inspire those living on the margins of society and invests in young talent.  

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Awards and Recognition

Good work is always recognized.

Gastromotiva has become a bellwether in Brazil for its power to transform not only in the gastronomic market but also in the third sector. In the name of founder David Hertz, the organization has received awards and tributes which enhance the value to the initiatives and projects undertaken.

Where we work

Gastromotiva initially began operations in São Paulo in 2006, followed by Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and Salvador in 2014, and will soon open in other cities in Brazil and Latin America.

Currently, in addition to Vocational Kitchen Training, we encourage dissemination of Social Gastronomy in Brazil and worldwide, in order to show food´s powers to transform.