A total of 29 Michelin star chefs from the national scene have gathered this Monday in Marbella with the aim of raising funds for the creation of an outdoor garden aimed at minors with oncological diseases and undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Maternal and Child Hospital of Malaga.
The five-star Gran Lujo Los Monteros de Marbella hotel has been commissioned to host the third edition of ‘Chefsforchildren’, a solidarity and gastronomic event On this occasion, the Juegaterapia Foundation, which presented the hospital garden project, was a beneficiary.
The director of projects and events of Juegaterapia, María José Jara, declared during the presentation that the foundation starts “the fundraising process to build a garden on the roof of the Maternal Hospital ”with this gastronomic event, which also has the double objective of transmitting the importance of maintain a healthy diet at an early age.
The solidarity dinner It has been designed by the Malaga Michelin stars who have participated in the event, such as the chefs of the restaurants biostarred Benito Gómez de Bardal de Ronda and Mario Cachinero de Skina de Marbella, Fernando Villasclaras from El Lago de Marbella, José Carlos García from the establishment with the same name in Malaga, Mauricio Giovanini from Messina, also in the Marbella town; and Diego Gallegos de Sollo, in Fuengirola.
José Carlos García stressed that “the menu is made with a lot of love “ among Malaga cooks, in which “are the most special dishes of each house”, detailing that in his case he prepared “a sea bass with chicken broth, garlic and almonds”.
The chef with two Michelin stars Ramón Freixa has pointed out the emotion he has experienced with “the desire to fight and the strength ”of the minors that are part of the ‘Chefsforchildren’ initiative, while Mario Sandoval (Coque) has highlighted his experience in the project and with the families, pointing out that it is “unforgettable”, with the goal that “these children get ahead”.
Paco Roncero has indicated that “everything that is to collaborate is fantastic”, as well as that “the experience is nice but hard“, Highlighting” this Tribute to children, you have to be with them by their side to make life easier and better for them ”.
The presentation has continued holding workshops with healthy recipes for 150 schoolchildren in Marbella, where Ángel León has collaborated in the preparation of stuffed eggs, pointing out that “cooking with children is always a luxury, I have a child and I have a great time. With them it is very easy, and if the pretext is to cook, everything always goes well ”.
The event was supported by the institutional presence of the Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, who stated that “Marbella is a place where gastronomy and solidarity are well linked“, Where” the quality goes to society to that of the tourist destination “; and the vice president of the Provincial Council, Juan Carlos Maldonado, who has highlighted that “in Malaga gastronomy is essential”, A sector that requires“ innovation, training and excellence ”.
The Gala dinner has started at 8:00 p.m. with a cocktail and has been conducted by the artist La Terremoto de Alcorcón, has had a tasting menu designed by Malaga chefs, but in which three-star chefs of the stature of Ángel León (Aponiente), Eneko Atxa (Azurmendi), Paolo Casagrande (Lasarte) or Quique Dacosta (Quique dacosta), among others.