We are a community of food industry specialists closing the gap between food producers and consumers.
How we got started?
A History of Food Collaboration and Expertise
C4I founder Olivia Chessé spent 15 years collaborating with chefs and luxury food brands throughout France, Asia, and the US when her business was forced to close due to COVID-19.
A Change of Course
Struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, Olivia created Chefs for Impact to inspire change in the food industry and cultivate a community of chefs and professionals committed to environmental and social impact.
Building Impact Through Community
Navigating shutdowns in the first year of operation, Chefs for Impact managed to interview over 50 chefs sharing inspiring stories during a difficult period for restaurants, and provide 20 classes and workshops to over 150 students, laying the foundation for a strong impact model.
Scaling For The Future
After 2 years of operating, Chefs for Impact has expanded into 7 schools and community centers, reaching over 600 students, and we opened our first community garden with more on the horizon. Reach out to find out how you can be a part of scaling Chefs for Impact!
What we value most?
Everyone can and should have the tools, access, and knowledge to participate in the sustainable food movement.
Complex problems require innovative solutions. We are constantly evolving our practices to conceive unique ways to integrate food and sustainability into our initiatives.
We are mindful of the unique needs and preferences of different communities and tailor our education as such.
Long lasting change requires teamwork. Working together is our best effort to achieve our goals and transform our food system.
Founder & President Chefs for Impact
Founder Epicurean Nights
Treasurer Chefs for Impact
Founder CEO Apricot
Secretary Chefs for Impact
CDO Fotografiska Neuehouse Culture Works
Developer Wildflower farms
Journalist, writer, blogger, and author
President & C.E.O. at BRAGARD, Inc
Jenny Miller Dutton
Our Industry Advisors
Norwich Meadows Farm Owner
MOF & Best Sommelier of France, 2018
Founder at Worthy Plates Culinary Nutrition
Founder & CEO at Harlem Grown
Chef Educator & Youth Programs Manager