ChefsForChildren aims to promote healthy eating from childhood and to help those children most in need with the support of great Spanish chefs with Michelin Stars.
In collaboration with the NGO Juegaterapia, cooking workshops will be held and visits will be made to hospitals in various cities throughout the year.
The programme of activities will finalise on 9 November with a gastronomic forum and gala dinner at the Hotel Los Monteros in Marbella.
ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) is supporting the initiative ChefsforChildren, a charity project in which gastronomy and children are the protagonists and in which 30 Spanish chefs with Michelin Stars are participating voluntarily. The aim of the project is to teach the importance of healthy eating from childhood and to help those children most in need.
Health eating through play and learning
Under the slogan “Healthy eating is fun”, the Spanish chefs participating in the initiative will help to pass on these values to children, promoting the importance of healthy eating through play and participation. To achieve this, this year the initiative has the collaboration of the Juegaterapia foundation, which supports children suffering from cancer and will organise cooking workshops and visits to hospitals throughout the year in which the chefs will participate together with the children of this foundation.
ChefsForChildren and Juegaterapia visit the Hospital Universitario Niño Jesús
One of the first actions carried out was the visit on 25 February to the Hospital Universitario Niño Jesús de Madrid. The chefs Paco Roncero, Ramón Freixa and Mario Sandoval participated in the visit, spending a pleasant day with the children and discovering the improvements that Juegaterapia has developed in the centre under the slogan “The Retiro invades the Niño Jesús”.
Gastronomic forum and gala dinner
The ChefsForChildren programme of activities will end on 9 November with a gastronomic forum and a charity gala dinner which will be held at the Hotel Los Monteros in Marbella in collaboration with the Fundación Juegaterapia.
The gala will be attended by leading names in the gastronomic world: Ángel León, Elena Arzak, Eneko Atxa, Jesús Sánchez, Paolo Casagrande, Martín Berasategui, Quique Dacosta, Toño Pérez, Benito Gómez, Nacho Manzano, the Torres brothers, Mario Sandoval, Diego Guerrero, Francis Paniego, Kiko Moya, Fina Puigdevall, Erlantz Gorostiza, Paco Pérez, Paco Morales, Paco Roncero, Ramón Freixa, Ricard Camarena, Marcos Granda, Óscar Velasco, José Carlos García, Ricardo Sanz, Juanlu Fernández, María Gómez, Mauricio Giovanini and Diego Gallegos.
The Fundación Juegaterapia has been working since 2010 to help children suffering from cancer by setting up humanisation projects so that the children live in a friendlier environment more in keeping with their age. To do this, they transform unused rooftops in the hospitals into gardens where the children can play in the open air, turn the isolation rooms into “Moon stations” where the kids can feel like real space heroes while they are in isolation, create cinemas in the hospitals so that they can experience being in a real cinema without leaving the walls of the hospital, etc.
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