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Our Mission

Using the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies.

At World Central Kitchen, We Are Chefs.

We have a simple mission: to make sure that food is an agent of change around the world.

When an earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, I decided to fly down to cook for people who were desperate for nourishment. It was my time to act, but I wanted to offer a sustainable solution.

I created World Central Kitchen to find sustainable solutions to ending food insecurity and malnutrition. There are many people to feed and many plates to fill in a world where food should be accessible to everyone.

World Central Kitchen is a catalyst of change through chef-driven programs that focus on improving health, education, and employment. Using our chef expertise, we will continue to invest in safe cooking methods, healthy school meals, and culinary training—empowering communities and strengthening economies around the world.

I am so grateful to our friends who have joined the mission of World Central Kitchen. With your support, we will continue to grow each year, and our smart solutions will continue to inspire communities around the world.

Chef José Andrés
Founder, World Central Kitchen

WCK is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.