At Chefs for Humanity, we are taking on hunger, obesity and providing help to those in emergency conditions by generating awareness, raising funds and rallying volunteers. Hunger is a constant threat, both overseas and here at home and all too frequent disasters remind us how easily our neighbors and friends can fall into desperate, life-threatening circumstances. Obesity too, in our country, has risen to epidemic proportions and must be addressed.
Every day I think about food. As a chef, food is my passion and my profession. But I’m acutely aware that in too many places all over the world, children and families are thinking about food too, because they don’t have enough. After the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami, I decided to take on hunger and dedicate energy to connect with others to help bring relief to those in need and provide needed education on nutrition to improve health and well-being.
Having seen the faces of hunger in children in Haiti, New Orleans, Honduras and beyond, I know we can make a difference. We all have a part to play in leveraging our individual and collective talents to reach others in need here at home and overseas. I hope you’ll join us as we develop Chefs for Humanity into a substantial force in reducing hunger worldwide.
There are nearly one billion hungry people in the world –more than the combined populations of USA, Canada and the European Union. 98% of the world’s hungry live in developing countries with the least resources to tackle this challenging problem.
Helping children make healthy food choices is an essential ingredient for instilling good habits to last a lifetime. Parents and caregivers can teach good nutrition by involving kids in making healthy, nutritious snacks and meals.
Floods, famine, hurricanes and war affect all of us. Events like the Thomas Fire, Montecito Mudslides, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the earthquakes in Haiti brought devastation to many. Helping to ensure immediate access to water, food and nutrition is one way Chefs for Humanity provides help to others in time of great need.
In 2018, Chef Cat Cora launched her Women’s Empowerment Culinary Internship Program to mentor, give back and help women succeed in the culinary arts. Each year, Chef Cora and family will host a female student in culinary school for a week in Santa Barbara, CA. The candidate will be given the opportunity to have hands on experience in both the back and front of the house at Chef Cora’s restaurant, Mesa Burger. Additionally, they will experience the daily operations of Cat’s business in its entirety.
Please send your resume, and a 2-3 minute video about who you are and why you became passionate about the culinary industry. Feel free to include pictures as well. Submit resume, video, and pics to email@example.com.