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By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015
Chefs Make Change

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Courtesy of Melanie Dunea

José Andrés

World Central Kitchen
Helps feed countries in crisis worldwide using sustainable cooking methods. »


Courtesy of Andrew Hetherington

Dan Barber

Stone Barns Center
The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture trains young farmers to improve the way America eats and farms. »


Courtesy of Melanie Dunea

Mario Batali

Mario Batali Foundation
Helps feed, protect, educate and empower children. »

Rick Bayless

Courtesy of Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless

  • Frontera Farmer Foundation
  • Promotes small, sustainable farms serving the Chicago area by providing them with capital development
  • grants. »
Cat Cora

Courtesy of David Carlson

Cat Cora

Chefs for Humanity
Reduces hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education. »


Courtesy of Steven Freeman

Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Inspires underprivileged kids about the power and possibility of food. »


Courtesy of Bill Milne

Michel Nischan

Wholesome Wave
Helps underserved communities become the heroes of a changed food system through personal choice. »


Courtesy of Kipling Swehla

Art Smith

Common Threads
Teaches children of low-income families the importance of nutrition and physical well-being and fosters an appreciation of cultural diversity through after-school cooking programs. »


Courtesy of Telepan

Bill Telepan

Wellness in the Schools
Inspires healthy eating and fitness as a way of life for public school students. »


Photo © Stephanie Cheng, Office of Alice Waters

Alice Waters

Edible Schoolyard Project
Transforms the health and values of children by building a food curriculum for schools. »

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Charitable Causes
Photo courtesy of Percy Ramirez for Oxfam.
Steamed Fish with Mushrooms and Noodles
Credit: © Stephanie Foley