Mar a Mesa Panamá 2015

In 2015 I spent two weeks in Panama collaborating with the restaurant “Maito” and the “Asociación Esperanza” (the Hope Association), which is dedicated to the social reintegration of ex-gang members from the Casco Antiguo – Panama City’s old quarter.

The challenge was to get together with some of these guys who were learning the trade, and to cook a charity dinner for 60 people. First we went fishing for the product in the Gulf of Panama, and then we all cooked together. It was great to see how these people had decided to change their lives though the kitchen, and also, for me to be able to help them by passing on my knowledge.

 

Mar a Mesa  Panamá 2015