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It Looks Like La Paz’s Manq’a Program Will Head To Colombia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Manq'a]

[Manq’a]

When Claus Meyer speaks, you listen.  It seems that when the Noma and Gustu co-owner mentioned in an interview back in September that he was thinking of bringing his non-profit system of cooking schools to Colombia, he wasn’t lying.  As part of a two-day workshop last week in Bogotá entitled Co-Creation: Gastronomic Schools In Colombia, Manq’a Bolivia was on hand to discuss implementing the program in Colombia.  No official opening date has been announced yet, but this will be a huge move for Meyer, the Manq’a team, and Melting Pot, as their ‘food for social change’ programs spread beyond the borders of Bolivia.  

Get A Hyper Look Inside La Paz’s New Culinary School Manq’a (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[PICA]

[PICA]

Want a rather unexpected look inside Manq’a, the new school in La Paz for young cooks from the founders of Gustu and Melting Pot?  We’ve got one for you.  Bolivian web series PICA, which looks at trends and news for Bolivian youth, took time to head to the new school to see what Manq’a is all about.  If you can get past the wobbly camera work and hyper kids, you’ll see a room full of eager cooks excited to learn about food and what it could mean for their future.  You’ll also see Coral Ayoroa, who’s responsible for education at Gustu, Melting Pot, and now Manq’a, giving the students a lesson in flavor and technique.  If you haven’t had coffee yet, this a great way to start your morning.

Lima Is Going To Get A New Culinary School (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Comercio]

[El Comercio]

Lima’s Universidad de San Martín de Porres has announced plans to inaugurate a brand new culinary wing that will offer intensive, two-year courses in modern cuisine, according to El Comercio.  The university, located in the Surquillo neighborhood in the south of Lima, has opened up and rehabilitated a five story building for a sum of US $8 million, which will serve as the campus for the new program.  This comes at a time when more new restaurants than ever are opening in Lima, and the culinary track is one of the hottest careers for Peruvian youth.  Johan Leuridan, one of the deans at the school,  says he believes “there is space in the market for a high quality offering with comfortable price.”  Monthly fees will be at S./ 950 (approx. US $351), and the first class will be open to 60 students.

Watch A Commercial For Manq’A, La Paz’s New (Gustu-Inspired) Culinary School (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Manq'a]

[Manq’a]

We told you last month that the team from Gustu and Melting Pot in La Paz were about to open a non-profit culinary school, called Manq’a, focused on giving underprivileged youth a chance to learn a valuable trade via cooking.  Well, now they’re open and running, and looking to inspire a whole new generation of young cooks in Bolivia.  In their first television ad in promotion of the school, we get to see the bounty that Bolivian land has to offer, as well as students from the first generation of classes at Gustu / Melting Pot now working as teachers to teach future generations.  The school, and the movement as a whole isn’t just good for what could be the future of modern Bolivian gastronomy, but for the surrounding community as a whole.  Needless to say, this quick ad might just make you hungry, and might just make you want to go to Bolivia.