Cooking Up Change with Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro
Gastromotiva, a nonprofit based in Rio de Janeiro, believes in the power of food. The organization takes a three-pronged approach to using food as a powerful social agent to transform lives for the better.
First, the nonprofit educates underprivileged youth about the career opportunities in the gastronomy field, using vocational training to help the unemployed get a leg up in the competitive job market. Second, Gastromotiva works to reduce food waste and eliminate hunger; each night, the nonprofit serves dinner to 90 socially vulnerable or homeless people. Lastly, the organization trains working cooks in the principles of social gastronomy.
Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro has made a similar commitment to hospitality and service, so it’s only natural that the hotel would partner with Gastromotiva through the Hyatt Community Grants program. Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro's expert chefs have lent their know-how to Gastromotiva’s cooking classes, helping to train the next generation of up-and-comers. Thanks to Hyatt Community Grants, more unemployed young men and women can receive vocational training and head out into the job market as trained cooks.