Gabriela Àlvarez is the chef and founder of Liberation Cuisine. Liberation Cuisine was founded in 2014 with the intention of nourishing movements for social change, using sustainable ingredients and practices. Gabriela began cooking after studying Community Health at Brown University. The kitchen became her way to tackle health disparities and inequalities in the food system, while still maintaining a focus on self-determination and ancestral healing practices. Gabriela cooks almost exclusively for people doing justice work in the world: activists, artists, healers, farmers, educators, and more. Her menus are Puerto Rican centered and highlight ingredients that are local and seasonal to where she's cooking. She has cooked for Soul Fire Farm’s Black and Latinx Farmer Immersion Programs, as well as Harriet’s Apothecary Healing Villages, Bedstuy Pride, and Race Forward's Racial Justice Trainings. Gabriela also teaches cooking classes dedicated to food as resiliency, and honoring traditional food preparations.