Caribbean culinary immersion with Chef Kirk Ruck!

Read Barbadian Chef Kirk Ruck's interview with Chefs4Dev. Find out how his family ignited his passion for cooking, why he defines Caribbean cuisine as being unique and how Barbados can attract more tourists as a food destination.

Cook Islands: The beginning of a journey

The recently launched Takurua O Avaiki Raro, Avaiki Vaenga, Manavanui is just the beginning of the Cook Islands cuisine journey. International chefs are backing this innovative programme and helping to develop the strategy, which is focused on defining Cook Islands cuisine culture. Chefs for Development takes a look at how Takurua will help define Cook Islands cuisine, so it can play a bigger part in attracting people to the beautiful shores of the Pacific island along with climate, islands, beaches and people…

Chef Christian Abégan puts African cuisine on the map!

Cameroonian Chef Christian Abégan has succeeded in bringing African food before a discerning and global audience.  Read his interview with Chefs4Dev to find out why he is supporting food security as a WFP Ambassador, and promoting healthy, sustainable consumption based on stronger linkages between consumers and producers.

Discover Aelan - Vanuatu’s Original Chocolate Makers!

Aelan Chocolate Makers are raising the bar when it comes to locally produced,  hand crafted artisan chocolate in the Pacific. Hot off the heels from a handful of medals at the Artisan Chocolate Awards 2018, including 2 Golds and 5 Silver medals, Chefs4Dev interviews  Sandrine Wallez, Manager of Aeland Chocolate Makers in Vanuatu, to discover more about this impressive brand!

A new chapter for African cooking: Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu

Hailing from South Africa, Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu is the recent winner of the acclaimed Gourmand World Cookbook Awards of Best in the World First Book category for Through the Eyes of an African Chef . Here she discusses with Chefs4Dev her passion for local, sustainable ingredients, and the importance of cooking and cuisine for Africa's development.

Chefs for Development: a powerful synergy between agriculture and cuisine

A platform that promotes stronger linkages between chefs and small-scale producers in Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean countries was launched in the Caribbean.

Welcome to Chefs for Development

Chefs for Development (Chefs4Dev) is an initiative which aims to promote stronger linkages between value chain actors in the culinary and agriculture sectors, with a view to enhancing the contribution made by healthier, locally sourced food and agrifood products to menus in food establishments across the Caribbean, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. It is a collective initiative coordinated by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the Pacific Community (SPC), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the International Fund for agricultural Development (IFAD), Women in Business Development Inc., farmer’s organisations, agribusinesses and chefs.

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Featured Chef

Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu

Hailing from the streets of Umlazi in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu never imagined her passion for cooking and food would be her passport to travel internationally.

Featured Agribusiness

Litia Sini Beach Resort, Samoa 

Litia Sini Beach Resort, Lalomanu, Upolu, Samoa, which is owned and operated Lydia Sini To’omalatai.

Featured Cuisine

Take a look at cuisines featuring local products and their history.

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