ChefsforChildren proves that “Eating healthy is fun.” The solidarity project in which children and gastronomy are the protagonists has brought together 29 Spanish chefs with Michelin stars in a gastronomic meeting with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of a healthy diet from childhood.
Under the motto “Eating healthy is fun”, ChefsforChildren has brought together the main names in Malaga gastronomy around a double objective: to convey the importance of eating healthy from childhood and helping those who need it most. Nobody better than a good handful of the masters of Spanish cuisine, who participate altruistically, to teach these values to the little ones.
The Los Monteros Hotel in Marbella has been the chosen setting for the celebration of this event, which includes a spectacular gala dinner, in addition to the cooking workshops that have been organized to teach 150 children that “Eating healthy is fun”.
For the gala dinner, held on the night of October 25, an exclusive tasting menu has been prepared by Malaga chefs Benito Gómez, from Bardal (two Michelin stars); Mario Cachinero, from Skina (two Michelin stars); José Carlos García, from José Carlos Restaurante (one Michelin star); Mauricio Giovanini, from Messina (one Michelin star); Diego Gallegos, from Sollo (one Michelin star); and Fernando Villasclaras, from El Lago (one Michelin star), together with the executive chef of Hotel Los Monteros.
Once again, Marbella hosts this celebration in an event that highlights the importance of gastronomy in the city and in which many of the most important chefs of our country have participated, such as Ángel León, Eneko Atxa, Paolo Casagrande and Quique Dacosta ?? all of them in charge of establishments with three Michelin stars ??
Toño Pérez, Benito Gómez, Nacho Manzano, Sergio Torres, Mario Sandoval, Javier Olleros, Diego Guerrero, Francis Paniego, Kiko Moya, Fina Puigdevall, Erlantz Gorostiza, Paco Pérez, Paco Morales, Paco Roncero, Ramón Freixa, Ricard Camarena, Mario Cachinero, Fernando Villasclaras, José Carlos García, Ricardo Sanz, Maca de Castro, María Gómez, Mauricio Giovanini, Diego Gallegos and Roberto Ruiz.
In this edition, the Juegaterapia Foundation collaborates, which helps children with cancer, and which has just presented a project for the creation of an outdoor garden on the roof of the Maternal and Child Hospital of Malaga.
‘Eating healthy is fun’
The chefs have explained first-hand their experience in ChefsforChildren in recent months, in which this solidarity initiative has organized cooking cooking workshops with the children of Juegaterapia in different cities, such as the Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Madrid and in José Carlos García’s restaurant in Malaga, as well as a visit to the Niño Jesús Hospital, also in the capital.
They have also participated in the cooking workshops given by the Andrés Olivares Foundation child chefs, in which they have been able to familiarize themselves with cooking from simple recipes such as couscous and vegetable salad, eggs with tuna and pickles, chicken pintxo from free range to pesto or fruit skewers and chocolate sauce.
The products of Bodega Emilio Moro and Joselito, present at the gala dinner.
Together with Juegaterapia, this solidarity initiative has had the support of the Marbella City Council and Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort Hotel. ChefsforChildren is a solidarity project that also has the sponsorship of Acciona Ingeniería Cultural, Porsche (through its Porsche Marbella Center), Bodegas Emilio Moro and Joselito, which has contributed their products to the children’s workshops and to one of the dishes of the evening, Breitling and Sabor a Málaga, the brand that encompasses local products under the umbrella of the Provincial Council.
And the collaboration of firms such as Le Cordon Bleau de Madrid, Cookplay and Boqué Group, Puerto Banús, Bimi, Uniformes Luke, Bewatt and Fundación La Caixa, as well as Balfegó, Caviar de Riofrío and Aquanaria, who have offered a tasting of their products at the gala dinner.