Founded in 2015, the EAT Initiative was birthed out of Chef Claudy’s vision to help fed and sustain food insecure communities. Since then, EAT’s primary focus has been to inject cultural competency and food education into communities in Pittsburgh and around the world. Historically, food insecure communities suffer from a lack of access to fresh food. Today, resources are scarce for these families and individuals, and this disparity deters families and individuals from preparing new meals in more nutritious and cost-efficient ways.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to the empower hungry communities through food awareness and hospitality training.


Our Vision

The Empowerment, Awareness, and Training (EAT) Initiative Inc. envisions a world made up of fed and sustainable communities. We will achieve this vision by hosting educational cooking demonstrations and live arts fusion events, providing hospitality training and career development, and curating cultural workshops that invest in food vulnerable families.

Meet The Team

Chef Claudy Pierre

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Founder - Eminent Hospitality Solutions Co. 

Founder - EAT Initiative, Inc.

Founder - Consüm Container

Owner - Arnold's Coffee & Tea LLC 

Partner – American Heart Association

Fellow - BMe Community

Alumni - Le Cordon Bleu

2019 Honoree - PUMP 40 Under 40

Member -Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Naomi D. Ritter

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Manager - EAT Initiative, Inc.

Founder - The Finesse Institute LLC

M.A., Social & Public Policy - Duquesne University / B.A., Political Science & Rhetoric - Duquesne University

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Through the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, we know what global community success looks like. Through the Social Determinants of Health, we know that a combination of cross-sectorial metrics play a role in an individual’s progress. 

Think of UMI as the next generation platform building the digital bridge between societies goals for a better world and our personal goals to help us achieve a better quality of life.

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EAT Initiative, Inc.

Our mission is to the empower hungry communities through food awareness and hospitality training.

Email: eatinitiative@eminenthospitality.com


(412) 499-5599


1435 Bedford Avenue

Floor 1

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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