KitchenConnection.org

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KitchenConnection.org: Where Food Links the World

Estados Unidos
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The mission of KitchenConnection is to alleviate global hunger by creating a hub for recipe exchange, education, and global connection through food. “You’re Eating- I’m Eating- and because We’re Eating Together, Someone else is eating too”

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if you could eat with anyone from around the world - and because of that connection feed someone else in need too?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

There is an increasing demand for international cuisine; however, the imitations and/or lack of access to appropriate ingredients makes it difficult to recreate the authentic gastronomic experiences that individuals have when they're abroad or at their favorite ethnic restaurants.Most importantly, the increasing demand for authentic ethnic cuisine often does nothing to alleviate global hunger in the places where the respective cuisines originate.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The mission of KitchenConnection is to alleviate global hunger by creating a hub for recipe exchange, education, and global connection through food. The aim is to connect ‘global foodies’ through a virtually interactive platform that allows them not only to meet, interact with, and learn from fellow members but also to work together to create meals, sit down together, and ultimately contribute to their global family through the revenue generated—without even leaving their homes. Food – its preparation, consumption, and distribution - is the most ubiquitous human experience, which is at the core of the alleviation of global hunger. “You’re Eating- I’m Eating- and because We’re Eating Together, Someone else is eating too”
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

KitchenConnection.org is an online platform that connects individuals wanting to learn how to cook a specific dish with others who are willing to teach them, through a live video session, directly embedded into the website. An example of this interaction, in partnership with Action Against Hunger and the World Association of Chefs Societies can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riOKXFupCtw&feature=youtu.be

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Currently, Kitchen Connection has the involvement of the culinary associations: Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, the American Culinary Federation, the Associacion Dominicana de Chefs, and the World Association of Chefs Societies, totaling a community of over 11 million culinary enthusiasts. We are currently working with culinary schools, such as those in the US & Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. The proceeds of the interaction go to the instructor's food organization of choice, including our partner charity, Action Against Hunger, and in the works, the World Food Program USA.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Kitchen Connection is operating in a private beta with its partners. It will open to the public in 2015 when Kitchen Connection will be exploring the gastronomies of various countries in which its partner charity, Action Against Hunger, operates. According to the World Food Programme, 'Hunger is the world's greatest solvable problem'. In 5-10 years, we hope that our Connections will decrease world hunger by at least 10%.
Team

Founding Story

Here's our 'Founding Story' video: http://bit.ly/1BXY1iZ