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38 Cooking-Conscious Social Businesses

From Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves to Community Catering

— June 21, 2013 — Social Good
This top list of cooking-conscious social businesses includes a variety of industries and locations. One common thread that shows up a number of times is fuel efficient stoves. For example, there's a sustainable energy technology company that attempts to make "greener coal options." Other cook stoves include Prakti Design, which is an impact-driven company that designs innovations for low-income areas.

Cook stoves, however, aren't the only type here. There are a range of cooking-conscious social businesses. One that is quite popular is Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall, which is a restaurant but also a training program and apprenticeship for chefs to learn how to make it in the business. Activism is also on the agenda here, as Youth L.E.A.D. Miami works in an around food justice for teenagers.
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Life-Engaging Support Services
Life-Engaging Support Services
The Avenues Trust Group Helps Those with Learning Disabilities
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37
Veteran Support CICs
Veteran Support CICs
'About Turn' is a Community Interest Company Assisting Armed Service Members
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36
Healthy Community Sales
Healthy Community Sales
'A Moveable Feast' Focuses on Arabs & Bangladeshis Who Live in SW1, London
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35
Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves
Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves
BURN Manufacturing Provides High Quality, Cleaner Alternative Ovens
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34
Charitable Horticultural Companies
Charitable Horticultural Companies
Garden Basket Produces Organic Products That Provide Employment
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33
South Asian-Focused Health Services
South Asian-Focused Health Services
Apnee Sehat is a Social Enterprise Promoting Lifestyle Choices
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32
BoP Energy Solutions
BoP Energy Solutions
ONergy Works in Rural India Toward Sustainability and Equity
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31
Healthy Happiness Hubs
Healthy Happiness Hubs
'Social adVentures' Supports the Community Through Enjoyment
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30
Carbon Offsetting Cookstoves
Carbon Offsetting Cookstoves
The Paradigm Project Offers A Safe Alternative to Open Fire
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29
Impact-Driven Cookstove Designers
Impact-Driven Cookstove Designers
Prakti Design Produces Innovative Cookstoves for the Poor
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28
Kind Community Catering
Kind Community Catering
Potluck Cafe Offers Employment in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
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27
Multi-Ethnic Cooking by Immigrants
Multi-Ethnic Cooking by Immigrants
EthniCity Catering Gives Calgary Newcomers Tools to Succeed
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26
Celeb Chef Apprenticeship Charities
Celeb Chef Apprenticeship Charities
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall Blends Fine Dining & Education
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25
Business Development-Focused Cuisine
Business Development-Focused Cuisine
Exceline Catering's Founders Commit to Small Enterprise Ideas
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24
Green Coal Options
Green Coal Options
Eco-Fuel Africa Works on Creating Sustainable Energy Technologies
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23
Ethnic Exchange Cuisine
Ethnic Exchange Cuisine
Culture Kitchen Employs Immigrants to Teach Cooking Classes
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22
Teen Environmental Activist Groups
Teen Environmental Activist Groups
Youth L.E.A.D. Miami Educates Students On Food Justice Issues
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21
Social Good Cuisine
Social Good Cuisine
La Tablée des Chefs Teaches Kids About Nutrition While Feeding the Homele
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20
Environmentally Conscious Heating
Environmentally Conscious Heating
BioLite Provides Clean and Affordable Energy Worldwide
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19
Social Nutrient Packs
Social Nutrient Packs
'Valid Nutrition' Pastes are Made Locally Where They Are Needed
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18
Sustaining Rural Development
Sustaining Rural Development
Barefoot College Supports Professionals in the Majority World
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17
Pioneering Apprenticeship Programs
Pioneering Apprenticeship Programs
Fifteen Restaurant Offers Opportunities to Disadvantaged Youth
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16
Healthier Cooking Instruments
Healthier Cooking Instruments
Ecozoom Designs Safe Cookstoves for the Developing World
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15
Incubating Himalayan Innovation
Incubating Himalayan Innovation
'One Earth Designs' Promotes Eco and Social Entrepreneurship
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14
Community Culinary Schools
Community Culinary Schools
The Cooking Rooms is a Social Enterprise and a Social Space
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13
Organic Food Giveaways
Organic Food Giveaways
The NYFoods Egg Change Project Fosters the One-for-One Model
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12
Gourmet Do-Good Brownies
Gourmet Do-Good Brownies
Greyston Bakery is a Social Enterprise
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11
Ethical Gastropubs
Ethical Gastropubs
The Duke of Cambridge Serves Organic and Local Foods
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10
Food Desert Distributors
Food Desert Distributors
The Corbin Hill Road Farm Supplies Fresh Produce to Those in Need
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9
Climate-Conscious Initiatives
Climate-Conscious Initiatives
South Pole Carbon Minimizes Greenhouse Gases and Creates New Energy
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8
Charitable E-Bakeries
Charitable E-Bakeries
Baking for Good is an Online Treat Service That Delivers Change
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7
Urban Slum Sanitation
Urban Slum Sanitation
Sanergy Turns Kenyan Toilets into Green Social Enterprises
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6
Female-Focused Enterprises
Female-Focused Enterprises
Women's Bean Project Creates Jobs with Jewelry & Gourmet Food
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5
Fair Trade Cocoa
Fair Trade Cocoa
Divine Chocolate is a Social Business Partly Owned by Its Farmers
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4
Coffee Ground Mushrooms
Coffee Ground Mushrooms
'Back to the Roots' Turns Waste into Gourmet Ingredients
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3
Social Business Sweets
Social Business Sweets
Eat My Words Dedicates Funds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation
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2
Carbon-Negative Stoves
Carbon-Negative Stoves
Inyenyeri Uses Crowdsourced Biofuel to Transform Energy Systems in Rwanda
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1
Well-Wasted Cuisine
Well-Wasted Cuisine
FoodCycle Uses Surplus to Feed Local Communities
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