The Movement

Plating Grace is Fr. Leo’s international movement to bring families back to the dinner table, Save the Family, and help our world become more of a family. We have so much to offer on this site, making food, faithfulness, family, friends and fun accessible to everyone – no matter your background!

Fr. Leo and the Plating Grace Team invites you to explore all of the cool opportunities, including:
Watching our TV Show, Youtube Channel

  • Watching our TV Show, Youtube Channel

  • Listening to our podcast, premium content, & 1 minute inspiring Bite-Sized Theology

  • Participate in a Plating Grace speaking event or cooking demonstration

  • Get our books, aprons and other resources to keep you fed body, mind and spirit

  • Join us for exclusive travel experiences and see the world One Meal at a Time

  • Learn how to balance busyness of life and stay together as a family

  • Stay connected on social media.

Our movement is simple: eat together and save the world!

About Fr. Leo Patalinghug

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What do you get when you combine a former award-winning choreographer for break-dancing groups, 3rd degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor, acclaimed chef, TV and radio personality, and priest? None other than Fr. Leo Patalinghug! Raised and currently based in the Baltimore, MD area, but born in the Philippines, Fr. Leo is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei. He is the Founder, Host, and Director of Plating Grace, an international apostolate to help strengthen families and relationship through God’s gift of a family meal. Fr. Leo is a best-selling author, and the host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN, which was developed following his dynamic win on the cooking competition, “Throw Down! with Bobby Flay.” He has also established a non-profit organization, The Table Foundation, with the mission to elevate culture and family life, one meal at a time. Fr. Leo travels frequently for speaking engagements and pilgrimages to promote the importance of not what appears on the table, but who gathers around it.

Why We Do What We Do – The Research

Families That Eat Together, Stay Together
MEXICO CITY, JAN. 16, 2009 – It is no more complicated than sitting down together at the table, but according to an economist from the Catholic University of America, simply sharing family meals is key for children’s development. And, the economist suggested, strong families are good not just for the children given life within them. They are also good for the economy.These were affirmations made by Maria Sophia Aguirre, a professor in the department of economics at Washington, D.C.’s Catholic University of America, during her address today at the 6th World Meeting of Families, underway in Mexico City.
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