The Gastronomix Project in Madrid – a great initiative


The Gastronomix Project was set up to help young people from vulnerable backgrounds get some kitchen training and experience so they have a better chance of getting a job. Fifty students attend free sessions every Saturday morning for a year, receiving professional tuition supported by the prestigious Basque Culinary Center and personal mentoring too. Sounds like a great initiative, doesn’t it?

The first group started the course last October and from this Saturday, February 27th, are running the pop-up Cantina Gastronomix in the Escuela de Hosteleria (Catering School) in the Casa de Campo in Madrid to put their new skills into action, under the guidance of tutor Manuel del Soto and chef Carlos Sancanuto. The restaurant will be open every Saturday lunchtime until May 21st and anyone can book a table to try the €10 menu which is based on seasonal produce from the Chamartin market with wines from Las Bodegas Hijos de Antonio Barcelo. You can either fill in the form on the link or just call (+34) 622 009465 or email

The project is backed by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and organised by the Fundacion La Casa y El Mundo with the collaboration of the Basque Culinary Center and the Fundacion Tomillo.

Follow developments on Twitter @gastronomix_es and Facebook Proyecto Gastronomix.


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