Like a Chef is an employment training program that equips underprivileged people with culinary workplace skills. Developed by Worldchefs in partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation and delivered by local partners, the course promotes sustainable cooking with a zero food waste approach.
After 8-weeks of practical training delivered by volunteer professional chefs, graduates are prepared to find a job, become self-employed, or pursue further culinary studies.Get involved
Like a Chef started in Curitiba, Brazil in 2017. We now have 9 active training centers around the globe, 1090 graduates, and more on the way.
Over 63% of our graduates in Brazil are employed. From immigrant women and single parents to teenage orphans, this program empowers people in need to put food on the table.Make a donation
If you aren’t able to donate your time or your kitchen, you can make a contribution to help sponsor a student, or cover other costs during their time in the program.
To donate, visit our donation page.
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We’re looking for chef volunteers to help train our participants. Our trainers are vital to the success of Like a Chef centers around the world. Turn your culinary expertise and professional experience into a life changing gift for people in need.
Please contact us for more information about becoming a Like a Chef volunteer.