and dignity

We prepare healthy, seasonal and delicious meals for individuals living in social vulnerability in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.

food waste

We cook with surplus ingredients, that are still good for consumption, and that would otherwise been discarded.

the youth

Our staff consists of young gastronomic talents from underprivileged communities in Rio de Janeiro, who graduated one of the Gastromotiva programs.

Education and health

We run as a hub for social gastronomy, offering lectures and workshops to encourage healthy and sustainable habits and customs.


A partnership amongst many good people


In the space provided by the Rio de Janeiro's City Hall, we built the Refettorio Gastromotiva with the support of dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals - a true multi-stakeholder effort.