what we stand for
The C.O.O.K. Alliance is the leading voice for home food entrepreneurs in the United States. We are committed to representing a diverse set of stakeholders in this work, especially those who have been historically underrepresented in food and labor policy decisions. Our two core principles are very simple— we are focused on:
Labor Justice: We believe in creating more inclusive opportunities in food for people who need them the most — stay at home parents, immigrants, and people of underrepresented minority groups. Cooking is a fundamental lever of economic empowerment, and the modern food industry has taken that away from many through its strict barriers to entry.
Collective Action: We believing in engaging with diverse communities, that this legislation should be grassroots and incorporate different stakeholders into advocacy efforts. Cooking should be a tool for solidarity — better connecting us with our neighbors, bridging socioeconomic divides, and building power in local economies.