What We Do


At Chefs for Humanity, we are taking on hunger, obesity and providing help to those in emergency conditions by generating awareness, raising funds and rallying volunteers. Hunger is a constant threat, both overseas and here at home and all too frequent disasters remind us how easily our neighbors and friends can fall into desperate, life-threatening circumstances. Obesity too, in our country, has risen to epidemic proportions and must be addressed.

CFH Program Areas

Hunger Relief

There are nearly one billion hungry people in the world –more than the combined populations of USA, Canada and the European Union. 98% of the world’s hungry live in developing countries with the least resources to tackle this challenging problem.

Nutrition Education

Helping children make healthy food choices is an essential ingredient for instilling good habits to last a lifetime. Parents and caregivers can teach good nutrition by involving kids in making healthy, nutritious snacks and meals.

Disaster Response

Floods, famine, hurricanes and war affect all of us. Events like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the earthquakes in Haiti brought devastation to many. Helping to ensure immediate access to water, food and nutrition is one way Chefs for Humanity provides help to others in time of great need.

Making A Difference

CFH Brings Clean Cook Stoves and Funds Briquette Enterprises in Haiti

Chefs for Humanity responded to the Haiti earthquakes by raising awareness and support for the World Food Programme (WFP). CFH funding was used to purchase clean cookstoves for WFP’s school meals programs in Haiti, which benefits thousands of children with nutritious meals, as well as the women cooking in the schools who now breathe cleaner air and cook on safer fuel efficient stoves–without the risk and time associated with searching for firewood and fuel. CFH is also funding the establishment of micro-enterprises to train Haitians to produce the briquettes used to fuel the stoves, which are made from recycled paper and cardboard, thereby reducing the reliance on charcoal. These micro-enterprises have the dual benefit of creating jobs and sustainable businesses while addressing environmental and safety concerns for the country.

Let’s Move Initiates Chefs Move to Schools Program

Cat Cora and chefs from across the country are answering Mrs. Obama’s call to get involved with their local schools as part of the Chefs Move to Schools initiative, run through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The First Lady is calling on chefs to get involved by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to help educate children and show that nutrition can be fun.

Hurricane Katrina Relief

In the aftermath of the one of the most severe natural disasters to hit the United States, Chefs for Humanity reacted quickly to provide support to those affected in the gulf coast region. With the help of an amazing group of women from Gulfport, MS, CFH helped feed local evacuees and volunteer emergency workers thousands of meals over a 3 week period.

About Cat Cora

Cat Cora is a professional chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America.

Ways To Help

Loukoumi Celebrity Cookbook $2 of every sale will support Chefs for Humanity and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Get Updates