Global Gastros - a project by the nonprofit Institute for Culinary Preservation & Research - is dedicated to the preservation of diversity in our world’s food systems. We work to preserve this diversity by studying and promoting traditional recipes, indigenous ingredients, and unique culinary traditions.
We believe diversity is one of the greatest strengths of the human species and it must be protected. By studying, preserving, and especially promoting unique and traditional food cultures around the world, we hope to ensure that this diversity is passed down to the next generation.
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Preservation of Culinary Heritage
Chelsea Rae Schmidt
Trained as an anthropologist, Chelsea has spent the majority of her professional career traveling the world, seeking to understand the universal human connection to food. She is fascinated by the role of food in society - not just as something we eat to survive but as something that winds itself into our very being, defines our cultures, and connects us across generations.
Jaime Torregrosa Correa
Director - Culinary Operations
Originally from Colombia, Jaime holds a Master's Degree from the Basque Culinary Center and has studied and learned from top chefs across the globe. He believes the best knowledge comes from traveling to the source - whether that means moving to Cusco, Peru to study Peruvian cuisine or to northern Sweden for a introduction to the New Nordic food movement.