The Melting Pot Foundation

was founded in 2010 by Danish restaurateur and food entrepreneur Claus Meyer, with the aim to improve the quality of life for vulnerable and marginalized people and to drive social change, through initiatives that have food, craft of cooking and entrepreneurship as recurrent elements.

The Foundation’s work is focused on the following areas:

to drive social change and to combat poverty through initiatives related to food and hospitality;

to use education in food and cooking and culinary craft as instruments to inspire people in prisons and in struggling communities to choose a life without crime; and

to break picky eating habits of children and, from an early age, strengthen their ability to influence sustainable and healthy food choices.

Brownsville Community Culinary Center

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center brings world-class culinary resources to the Brownsville neighborhood. Including: a 40-week culinary training program, table-service eatery, café, bakery and community gathering space.

Through this program, the BCCC offers Brownsville residents access to delicious, healthy, affordable foods, job- training opportunities, and a forum to address and organize around community-related issues.

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center is being opened at 69 Belmont Avenue in Brownsville by The Melting Pot Foundation USA. Through a series of studies, focus groups, and pilot initiatives, the MPF US collaborated with the Brownsville community in identifying the needs and preferences of the neighborhood regarding food, employment, and public health.

The mission of the BCCC culinary training program and neighborhood eatery is the outcome of this collaboration.

Kid’s Table, Denmark

Gustu Team, La Paz, Bolivia

Mural, Brownsville, New York City

Food Courage Run, Denmark