Does a movement have a face? Everybody that volunteers, supports or funds a Social Gastronomy project is part of this co-creation.

The council of SGM is represented by the following 4:

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David Hertz

A chef and social entrepreneur who founded Gastromotiva, the first socio-gastronomic business in Brazil that promotes social inclusion and changes the lives of low-income people throug the transformative power of Food. Since the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, David also runs a state of the art Food Waste Restaurant and cooking school: Refettorio Gastromotiva.


Nicola Gryczka

Optimistic change-maker and social entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience in fast-paced and demanding environments. Result-driven leader and team player, with proven excellent business development and interpersonal skills, leading organizations and team to their highest potential. Freelance advisor for various governments, companies and NGOs.


Charlotte Schaus

Coordinator of the Social Gastronomy Movement. Originally from Luxembourg, she has lived and worked in 8 countries, is learning her 7th language and is passionate about Latin American cuisine.



Patrik Honauer

Chef, social entrepreneur, co-founder of sustainable regional foodnetworks all over the world - social food - running shops, dairy, bakery, restaurants and a hotel, education for all - VET vocational education and training especially for young people with special needs (inclusion), lecturer, networker.