David Hertz

A distinguished advocate of social gastronomy in Latin America. More than ten years ago, David set up Gastromotiva in São Paulo to provide free culinary training to young people from poor areas, with a view to finding them employment in the catering industry. He has built a community support network that includes workshops for children and cooking courses in prisons. The project also now operates in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia and Mexico City, including a soup kitchen – Refettorio Gastromotiva – created at the Olympics in Rio in collaboration with Massimo Bottura´s food waste project: Food for Soul, in which meals are made with foodwaste.