Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
Band of Chefs
    This description of Jean-Francois Archambault's work was prepared when Jean-Francois Archambault was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
    Jean-François is combating hunger and introducing healthy eating by substantially modifying the food consumption chain. He is identifying and empowering the most critical key players, chefs, to become leaders in food redistribution and in educating children and youth in healthy cooking. As a result, and through his innovative logistics system, huge quantities of previously wasted food are now distributed efficiently to under served populations. Moreover, Jean-François is modifying the educational system to empower youth to adopt healthy and affordable food preparation habits. Within the next five years, he plans to have expanded his work to other major Canadian cities through partnerships with culinary schools and provincial ministries of education.
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