Cooking for a Better Food Future

Rapid population growth, urbanization, wealth inequality and changes in consumption patterns are challenging our agri-food systems’ ability to provide healthy, accessible and affordable diets. Additionally, food waste and other aspects of our agri-food systems contribute heavily to climate change, which in turn contributes to food insecurity and malnutrition.

There is a need to improve nutrition in all its forms, cut food waste and support sustainable food distribution and preparation systems. Bringing culinary traditions and innovation to the forefront of this change will be key in ensuring a sustainable food future for all, where people enhance their connection with food through cooking.


The World Food Forum Cooking track offers a collection of dynamic activities, partnerships and exclusive content created to raise awareness of the key issues facing global food insecurity and our agri-food systems as well as to spark change for action through youth.

We will leverage innovation and the power of the culinary arts and food to connect us and highlight the importance of healthy and sustainable diets. This means bringing together partners from all sectors of the food chain, from farm to fork and beyond, and ensuring we value and learn from cultural differences and inclusiveness in food and cooking to take strides toward a better food future.

Youth are the future!

Get involved

The World Food Forum needs youth volunteers, partners and sponsors to participate, help bring the events to life, and spread the word about the WFF and the key issues faced by our global food systems.

If you want to join the movement and create a better food future with us, sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media to keep up to date on our latest news. To become a volunteer, partner or sponsor, email us at [email protected].


WFF Cooking track in collaboration with

  • Academy of Gastronomy Japan
  • cookpad
  • Design for Change
  • Fundación Costarricense de Gastronomía
  • Kitchen Connection
  • food loss bank
  • Mira
  • Ugly Love
  • Washoku Lunch Programme

An initiative of

FAO Youth