We are an organization of people brought together by food and food related businesses. We share a belief that we can use our knowledge and skills to improve the lives of impoverished children, those who care for them and the communities where they live.
At the core of our work is a belief that people – even kids – have the power to transform their own lives. We know that the best way to help kids in need is by supporting them as they change their own situations, and by building healthy, economically empowered community structures within which they can thrive.
We make existing organizations stronger, more efficient and measurably more effective. We leverage our entrepreneurial, culinary, mentoring and humanitarian skills — along with the funds we raise — to support the ongoing efforts of partner organizations.
We work at the root of the problem.
Impoverished communities have historically been challenged by cultural norms that block progress. Too often, organizations attempt to relieve the symptoms of poverty by giving more and more money — or shoes, or food or even houses — but they fail to change the mindsets that lead to and perpetuate poverty. C4K provides training, mentoring and practical assistance in developing critical leadership, business and strategic thinking methodologies, in order to build belief systems that empower people to change their own lives.
C4K team members are proven leaders in effective methods of cultural transformation
Our Managing Partner Atema Eclai has deep academic qualifications as well as decades of practical experience in some of the most challenging areas of the world. C4K team members are not just managers and advisors. They are on-the-ground “do-ers,” who can ensure that change happens. Through effective project/program selection, we are able to:
Our approach to budgeting/funding is lean and targeted.
C4K has no office, no politics, no red tape — we work when our help is needed, where it is needed.
Restaurant creator/owner, including newest concept, SPORK; Industry ConsultantLEARN MORE
James Beard Cookbook Award winner; renowned live fire and wood cooking expert, chef/owner of SMOKE restaurantLEARN MORE
Season 7 “Top Chef” fan favorite and “Top Chef: All-Stars” finalist; Entrepreneur and TV personalityLEARN MORE
Executive Sous Chef, Hyatt Regency; Head chef of Dukes Grocery in Washington DCLEARN MORE
Director of Research and Development, Panera Bread; national food policy authorityLEARN MORE
Events & Community Outreach Director for Chef Paul Mattison’s catering/restaurant groupLEARN MORE
Altruistic support is essential to furthering Chefs4Kids. We rely on donations from you to help carry out our programs. Your generosity will directly change the course of an individual’s life.
In supporting Chefs4kids, you share in our commitment to changing culture through food and food related businesses. Together we will improve the lives of impoverished children, those who care for them and the communities where they live.
We are a transparent organization. By donating, you can feel confident your money will be used to directly support one of our programs.
Thank you for your support.
Chefs4Kids is a 501c3 non-profit
If you have questions about other ways to get involved, we’d love to hear from you, and will respond as quickly as possible. We also love comments and feedback on our Facebook page.