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 vulnerable and marginalized 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 in prisons and in struggling communities to choose a life without crime.

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

The Brownsville Initiative

This year, the Melting Pot Foundation’s US arm is initiating a social project in Brownsville, Brooklyn, an FDA-designated “food desert,” establishing a culinary school and apprenticeship program as well as a restaurant, cafe, and bakery, to provide vocational training for at-risk residents and relevant, fresh, affordable foods.