Chef Duprat has a selfless nature and a huge heart as well! According to the chef himself, his biggest passion in life after cooking is to give back, not only to his homeland and nonprofit and charitable organizations but also mentoring new chefs to help them grow and be successful in their culinary art.
He stated in our interview with him that aside of being a chef, he is a strong advocate for Haiti; specifically promoting a sustainable food movement that would reduce the country’s reliance on imports, and focus more on local production. He is a supporter of policies that limit the amount of imports the country uses and reward the use of Haiti’s existing culinary resources – ultimately resulting in job creation for the country’s farming industry.
Eating healthy, and specifically the fight against childhood obesity, is an area that he is passionate about. According to data from the National Survey of Children’s Health, obesity is disproportionally more rampant in areas with low income and education and high unemployment rates. These statistics have driven him to come up with solutions for providing high quality, healthy food at affordable prices. Haiti’s fresh and healthy ingredients lend well for creating dishes with these qualities and he is exploring business ideas to get these dishes into the hands of people that need them.
Chefuniforms.com wanted to highlight the organizations he has partnered with. Through his philanthropic efforts, they have contributed and given back to the culinary community and people all over the world.
Thank You Chef Duprat for being an exemplary example to us and the communities you have touched, and for showing us that giving always brings so many blessings…
- The American Culinary Federation
- The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) promotes the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education, training, accreditation.
- Real Men Charities, Inc.
- Real Men Charities, Inc. focuses on providing opportunities for committed and detached men to become involved, responsible, and committed fathers through education and outreach on food resources, healthcare and public policies.
- Black Culinary Alliance (BCA)
- The BCA is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to create exposure and provide educational and professional opportunities for African American culinary and hospitality professionals.
- No Kid Hungry
- No Kid Hungry teaches kids in need and their families the importance of nutrition, and how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
- The College of Culinary Arts in Miami
- Le Cordon Bleu in Miami offers intensive and practical culinary training programs.
- First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move!
- Let’s Move! is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity, by ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food.
- Basil Magazine’s Chef Council
- Basil Magazine is a global Food & Wine publication that also focuses on lifestyle and philanthropy.
- Fleur De Vie
- Fleur De Vie (or Flower of Life) is a not for profit organization that works with struggling not for profit organizations globally in order to implement social change in their communities.
- Food for the Poor
- Food for the Poor is an international relief and development organization that provides housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, emergency relief and more.