A powerful group of chefs recently joined forces for a good cause: Eneko Atxa, Joan Roca and Gaggan Anand launched Chefs for Change, together with Nicolas Mounard, who runs Farm Africa, an international NGO. The objective of this project is to “[bridge] the gap between two very different worlds: high-end cuisine and international development,” according to verdictfoodservice.com.
At an event held on June 17th, the chefs spoke about their decision to collaborate with Farm Africa and about how important agriculture is in bringing together the greatest chefs in the world and rural communities. They also invited other top chefs to join them in this initiative.
Said Roca, “A dish is much more than the sum of its ingredients. If we consider its sourcing, we see that every ingredient has been created by a varied cast of human characters involved in every step of the food’s journey from land to the plate. The Chefs for Change movement wants to give a voice to these rural food producers and their life stories, and empower them to grow.”
The movement will act as an ambassador for a project being implemented by Farm Africa along with TechnoServe. The chefs will travel to farms in India, Zambia, Benin, Honduras, Peru, Tanzania and Ethiopia and then share their stories.