Good Food Fund

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Photos of past Scholarship recipients, clockwise: Chef William Dissen (The Market Place Restaurant and Lounge, NC); Chef Shanna Pacifico (NY); Nathan Turner (Home Grown Hideaways, KY); Chef David Lefevre (Manhattan Beach Post, CA); Chef Steve Phelps (Indigenous, FL); Chef Laura Heinlein (Grand Central Bakery, WA); Chef Kyle Mendenhall (The Kitchen, CO); Chef Sam Monsour (Preux & Proper, CA).

Support chefs building a better food system:

The Good Food Fund is a powerful way to show support for chefs and food professionals building a better food system.

100% of Good Food Fund proceeds fund Chefs Collaborative scholarship and education programs to help chefs learn about critical issues in our food system, take action, and receive future Scholarships. By supporting the Good Food Fund, you’re building a better food system.

Chefs Collaborative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all gifts are tax deductible.

How to support the Good Food Fund:

  1. Feature the Good Food Fund in your restaurant or business this month by signing up to run a Good Food Fund Program! Donate a portion of the proceeds from a particular menu item(s), or a percentage of total sales, to the Good Food Fund. This is a super easy way to contribute to the movement for good food, and it adds up quickly! Read below for a Good Food Fund Program success story:

“As an organization, Grand Central Bakery is delighted to support Chefs Collaborative and the Good Food Fund. We promised a portion of proceeds from every tomato-based sandwich or tomato slice add-on through Labor Day – we sold over 10,000 sandwiches!

Your organization changed our views about what was possible with local sourcing. Specifically, a speaker at a Chefs Collaborative event convinced us that we could (and should) shift to a seasonal menu in our quick-service cafés. It started with local tomatoes, and since then, we’ve created the infrastructure and systems to work with local farmers in all areas of our company – produce, meat, even flour. Now, our responsible sourcing helps differentiate us as a bakery and is a central part of our brand and our company mission.

In addition, we’ve had kitchen staff receive Good Food Fund scholarships that advanced their education and awareness of the role they play in the food system. One of them is Laura Heinlein, our Seattle Kitchen Manager, pictured right with a box of ripe tomatoes at a partner farm.”

2. Host a Good Food Dinner – sign up here! Donate a portion of the proceeds from the dinner and celebrate the commitment to good food.

What’s in it for you:

Besides supporting Good Food, participating restaurants and businesses will be recognized on our website, and all donations are fully tax deductible.

Find participating restaurants and businesses:

The Good Food Fund can be found at Chefs Collaborative Member restaurants and businesses across the country. Explore our Good Food Fund map for a list of participating restaurants and food businesses!


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