• Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

  • Nourishment. Culture. Dignity.

    Refettorio
    Gastromotiva

While one third of food produced in the world is wasted, millions of people stay hungry everyday and live in constant food insecurity. Refettorio Gastromotiva is an initiative brought to Brazil by chefs Massimo Bottura (Food for Soul), David Hertz (Gastromotiva) and by the journalist Ale Forbess to contribute to fighting food waste, malnutrition and social exclusion. Refettorio - in latin Reficere - means recuperate and restore. At the Refettorio Gastromotiva recuperating food is just as important as promoting and restoring the dignity of people.

For a world with no waste.
For a world with more inclusion.

Refettorio Gastromotiva brings nourishment, culture and dignity for all, in a place full of art and culture. Launched during the 2016 Olympic Games, it became a human legacy for the city. It works as a food waste restaurant-school with invited guest chefs and young talents from Gastromotiva cooking with surplus ingredients every day. We offer free dinner for vulnerable populations and, soon, lunch for the general public, under the ‘pay a lunch, and contribute towards a free dinner ” concept.

Nourish the world with love, respect and opportunity.

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Social and Environmental Impact

Nourishment and dignity

We prepare healthy, seasonal and delicious meals for individuals living in social vulnerability in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.

Reducing food waste

We cook with surplus ingredients, that are still good for consumption, and that would otherwise been discarded.

Empowering the youth

Our staff consists of young gastronomic talents from underprivileged communities in Rio de Janeiro, who graduated one of the Gastromotiva programs.

Education and health

We run as a hub for social gastronomy, offering lectures and workshops to encourage healthy and sustainable habits and customs.

 

A partnership amongst many good people

In the space provided by the Rio de Janeiro's City Hall, we built the Refettorio Gastromotiva with the support of dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals - a true multi-stakeholder effort.

The Artists

To fulfill the dream of building this project from scratch, Vik Muniz, the art curator, the Campana Brothers and Maneco Quinderé, volunteered to design the scenography and furniture. The architectural project is developed by Gustavo Cedroni of METRO Architects. These internationally recognized professionals collaborate with us as they believe in the power of food and gastronomy to transform lives and social realities.

The Chefs

More than 80 chefs and sous-chefs from Brazil and around the world came to cook during the first phase of implementation of Refettorio Gastromotiva. They shared meals and knowledge to fight waste and strengthen the Global Movement of Social Gastronomy. Each week new chefs are invited to share their spices and flavours. Follow our social networks to be connected!

Refettorio in the Media

Learn more about Refettorio Gastromotiva www.refettoriogastromotiva.org

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