About Us

We are a non-governmental organization that uses gastronomy as a tool for social transformation. Since 2006, we have been working on initiatives to fight hunger and food insecurity, and to generate income through education. Our free professional training courses, focused on the food and beverage industry, have already opened doors to new job opportunities for thousands of low-income youth. 


Driven by a commitment to social responsibility, Gastromotiva’s humanitarian projects provide nutritious and well-balanced meals to populations facing food insecurity. Our efforts have impacted millions across Brazil, El Salvador, South Africa and Mexico, nowadays we maintain a Gastromotiva hub in Rio de Janeiro and in the City of Mexico. In Brazil, we operate in Rio de Janeiro – where are located our headquaters -, São Paulo, Paraná, Amazonas, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Minas Gerais.

Empowering lives and fostering social transformation worldwide using Social Gastronomy.

To become the leading force in culinary-driven social inclusion in vulnerable communities.

Collaboration, Commitment, Positivity, Transparency, Open-mindedness, Proactivity.