What we do

Food for Soul is a non-profit organisation founded by chef Massimo Bottura that fights food waste in support of social inclusion and individual well-being.

We create and sustain community kitchens around the world by bringing together both ​public and private organisations, as well as professionals from diverse fields including ​chefs, artisans, food suppliers, artists and designers.

We source quality and in-date ingredients, that are perfectly edible but would otherwise go to waste, then transform them into delicious and nutritious multi-course meals which both employed staff and a dedicated team of volunteers help us serve. We invite high-profile chefs to offer their skills and know-how, helping us to raise awareness of the value of the food.

Our projects are infused with art, design and beauty to engage our guests in a holistic approach to nourishment: feed the body and the soul. Food, art and creativity are a universal language.

Our guests count individuals and families in situations of food poverty, food insecurity and social vulnerability. By using quality tableware and offering restaurant-style service, we want to make each guest feel valued and bring a sense of dignity back to the table.

Our community kitchens are not pop-up projects but are designed to last sustainably. We create vibrant community hubs that can be used for social purposes. We encourage educational workshops, vocational training, lectures and events that raise awareness on food waste and promote healthy and sustainable eating habits not only among guests but for the whole community.