Location Salvador, BA
Grantee 2014
Attended areas Education and Culture

Curso Profissionalizante em Cozinha – Expansão Salvador

Professional culinary training for youth in Salvador

Gastromotiva opened its doors in 2006 under the leadership of social entrepreneur and chef David Hertz with the goal to promote social inclusion and professional guidance for young adults through the practice of gastronomy.
The organization trains youths to work in restaurants as assistant chefs and helps them enter the job market, while also encouraging personal development, career plans and entrepreneurship. After establishing schools in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Gastromotiva is expanding to Salvador, Bahia to meet the great demands for professional training and take advantage of job opportunities in the city.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project will:

• Offer 280 hours lessons in gastronomy, citizenship and personal development to 50 low income students between 18 and 35 years old;
• Improve job market access by developing a job bank in gastronomy and providing career counseling.


755 program graduates since 2006
Expansion to Salvador beyond São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Improve access to jobs and income generation


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