World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies.

From the very beginning, as founder Chef José Andrés witnessed the terrible health and environmental impacts of preparing meals on open wood and coal fueled fires — Clean Cooking has been a core program. To date we have built or rehabilitated 150 school and other community kitchens in Haiti and Guatemala and aim to bring this effort to other countries soon.

Beyond these institutional kitchens, we also work to help women gain affordable access to safer and cleaner cooking solutions in their homes and small businesses by pursuing and advocating for macro level system changes that will advance the clean cooking sector as a whole.