Food matters


In 2010 Claus Meyer founded the Melting Pot Foundation.

Claus founded the Melting Pot Foundation with the aim of improving the quality of life for people and to drive social change, through initiatives that have food, craft of cooking and entrepreneurship at their core.


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

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

To use education in food and cooking and culinary craft as instruments to inspire people to choose a career in hospitality or the culinary arts.

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

Brownsville Community Cultural 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
  • cafĂ©
  • bakery
  • community gathering space.

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