Who We Are
Founded in 2006, CulinaryCorps® is the nation’s first volunteer service organization designed specifically for culinary professionals.
During our week of service, we support local organizations by custom-designing culinary volunteer projects in these five key areas:
-Emergency hunger relief
-Cooking and nutrition education
-Food insecurity and healthy food access
-Culinary heritage preservation
The New York Times dubbed our work Sauciers Sans Frontiers; but we like to think of ourselves as culanthropists. It’s a life-changing experience. But don’t just take our word for it!
CulinaryCorps ® Inc. is a non-profit entity incorporated under New York State, and recognized by the IRS: EIN Number 26-4652789
Why We Do What We Do
At our core, we are culinary diplomats using our strengths in the kitchen to improve to our communities, our country, and our world.
We believe our visits are like dropping a stone into a still pond. The splash we make is important, but it’s the ripples heading towards distant shores that continue to make a difference long after we depart.
To date, we have helped launched dozens of new and innovative culinary programs for adults and children, secured necessary funding and press for our non-profit partners, spearheaded yearly festivals and events that continue to thrive, and provided our chef-volunteers with the tools to start programs of their very own.
Plus, we’ve brought smiles to faces, joy to hearts, and delicious food to many empty plates.