Video: Foodies Without Borders

(Explainer Video)

Our Mission

Foodies Without Borders is a non profit based in Boston, Massachusetts focusing on empowering young generations and under-privileged communities through culinary arts and sustainable farming.  We are committed to enhancing lives of teenagers who often face obstacles in their families, schools and communities. 

Our primary mission is to teach these teenagers and their families culinary & sustainable food system knowledge in order to become healthier and more self-reliant. Our organization also repurposes donated kitchen wares from restaurants and other culinary businesses to facilitate our education programs and  workshops on how to use commercial kitchen and farm equipment.

In Kenya and the U.S. Virgin Islands, our organization partners with local food experts and facilitates local youth culinary workshops and programs that teach local communities aspects of commercial cooking, which include equipment orientation,  sanitation, food storage techniques, food prep, plating techniques, and business math. We believe that access to culinary etiquette, tools, and proper management is the key that will positively impact many lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kenya and beyond. By providing them applicable skills, we hope to provide families with a steady source of income and help teenagers further their education. In addition, we will set aside exclusive culinary and culture safaris to Kenya, for our supporters and volunteers to explore different Kenyan cuisines both traditional and modern fusion.
 
We believe access to new sustainable farming techniques, equipment, tools and proper permaculture management is the key to our success and making our organization’s vision come to fruition which will positively impact many lives both in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kenya and beyond.

Bios

Anthony Njigua
Founder

Anthony Njigua is the founder of Foodies Without Borders. He is a Kenyan American chef who aims to give back to society and underserved communities whenever the chance presents itself. Growing up and traveling in Kenya, he experienced a great void of proper culinary etiquette, sustainable farming practises and employment opportunities in a country that prides itself as the world’s top Safari destination with it’s well established hospitality and agricultural industries which happen to be the backbone of the Kenyan economy. Through this nonprofit organization, Anthony hopes to improve the lives of youth in Kenya, where many teenagers and young adults turn to drugs, prostitution and crime for short-term monetary relief in order to survive.

Njathi Kabui
Chef Partner & Consultant 

Njathi Kabui is an internationally celebrated organic chef, urban farmer, and food activist. He was born in rural Kenya to a coffee farmer mother and restaurant owner father, both of whom took an active role in the Kenyan independence movement. Immigrating to the United States at the age of 20, Chef Kabui earned Masters degrees in both Medical and Urban Anthropology and a Bachelors in Political Science and Philosophy Studies. He now leverages his rich legacy by sharing his extensive knowledge of farming, culinary skills, and food justice as he travels across America, Europe, and Africa.

Ben Ndirangu
Secretary

Ben Ndirangu is a Certified Public Accountant who has worked for successful companies in his native Kenya and was also chief accountant with firms both in Uganda and Tanzania before moving to Boston ten years ago. In the past few years, Ben has developed an additional interest in the hospitality industry and has worked in American hotel chains and some of the finest boutique hotels in New England. He is co-founder and partner of Safari Gallery & Tours, Inc., an organization that arranges African adventures to interested parties here in the U.S. and beyond. 

Donna Carrington
Board Member

Donna Carrington brings great organizational skills to the Foodies Without Borders. She has worked in the mental health field for over a decade now and runs a day program in one of the largest mental health agencies in Massachusetts. Her compassion to the less fortunate is an attribute that we are very fortunate to have. Donna will help clarify our goals, ideas and requests to potential donors as well as assist in writing grants.

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