A WORLD FULL OF CHALLENGES

SOCIAL GASTRONOMY is a human centered solution to generate opportunity, dignity and inclusion through vocational training and education.

Who we are :

We are individuals who care as much about humanity and dignity as we do about food and its preparation.

We started as a network of chefs and food industry professionals, however we believe that everyone has a responsibility to make our food system not only sustainable but also more democratic and inclusive.

It is a great honor to have Cargill as the first Funding Partner of this Global Movement, since 2017.

What we do :

As advocates for our peers, we bring to light the best Social Gastronomy practices from around the world, fostering collaboration between those parties and creating bridges between the principal actors who can ultimately collaborate on an ongoing basis to scale social impact in both global and local contexts.

As a Global Movement we aim to drive and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with concrete actions to create a healthy, empowered and equitable world by 2030, leaving no one behind.

(1 Zero Poverty, 2 Zero Hunger, 3 Good Health and well-being, 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, 17 Partnerships for the Goals)

Gastromotiva is one of the drivers and articulators for this network connecting people, initiatives and actions around the world to encourage and engage the hospitality market and food industry, as well as the food and health systems to become more inclusive, sustainable and equitable in the long term.

 

 

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Gastromotiva is one of the drivers and articulators for this network connecting people, initiatives and actions around the world to encourage and engage the hospitality market and food industry, as well as the food and health systems to become more inclusive, sustainable and equitable in the long term.

Our guiding principles are:

Education & Dignity
1) Promote understanding and acceptance of different realities by bringing together diverse stakeholders around food
2) Encourage everyone's right to practice their own culinary traditions for the benefit of both integrity and diversity
3) Use food as an open door for dialogue and companionship, by encouraging shared eating spaces and cross-cultural exchange
4) Restore people's identities and traditions by giving them a dignified shared eating experience

Education & Opportunities
5) Create entry-level jobs in the Food & Beverage industry that encourage upward mobility and economic growth
6) Support professional training and fair pay, to encourage up-skilling and professional development
7) Support emerging food entrepreneurs and empower them to become towards sustainability and growth

Education and Nutrition
8) Fight malnutrition and hunger by creating democratic education and access to fresh and natural foods
9) Combat obesity by setting examples and providing solutions for a healthier lifestyle
10) Generate more ways to create supply of affordable and healthy food in underprivileged communities

Education & Food waste reduction
11) Eliminate food waste by improving the processes along the value chain
12) Find innovative ways to utilize the entire ingredient and share knowledge on concrete recipes and tools

Our Goals:

● Connecting social entrepreneurs from different regions and align them on common goals
● Inspire households to change their behaviour
● Empower companies to be more social and sustainable through SG
● Support SG initiatives around the world
● Driving policy change
● Being present in the events that can be related to SG around the world

We hope to encourage initiatives, activities and contacts with social gastronomy entities, creating partnerships with these organizations and their beneficiaries, stimulating the dissemination of these initiatives.

Our Objectives are:

1.Stimulating everyone to put initiatives into action and engaging the general public to take small actions in their daily lives that reflect the above principles.

 

2. Partnering with larger food industry players in becoming more socially responsible and forging strategic partnerships beyond the food sector to further empower our mission.

 

3. Advocating for concrete public policies, and legislations, to enable the food sector to become more inclusive.

 

4. Getting media to regularly report on, endorse and disseminate our message.

 

5. Educating consumers on seeking out Social Gastronomy institutions and vendors that are part of the movement.  

 

6. Making the path toward volunteering and donating resources more centralized and transparent.

 

7. Making Social Gastronomy initiatives more widely available, and known, to those who need them most.

 

8. Establishing an updated and well maintained multimedia platform that acts as an online home for the movement

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We hope to encourage and inspire others to take action and connect to this global movement.