SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: FRIBOI AND THE SPECIAL CHEFS INSTITUTE TEACH
PEOPLE WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME HOW TO BARBECUE
Chef Carlão Carvalho taught students from the institute how to barbecue cuts such as Maturatta Friboi Rib Eye and Reserva Friboi Chuck Steak
The Special Chefs Institute was created in 2006 with the mission to unite the flavors of gastronomy with social inclusion. The project offers people with Down’s Syndrome an opportunity to learn how to cook, helping them increase their independence while also developing new culinary skills. Friboi has been the project’s master sponsor since 2013 and the course has 200 students who attend free classes at the Institute’s headquarters in São Paulo.
As part of the Company’s most recent initiative, Chef Carlão Carvalho gave a lesson on Barbecuing, teaching the students how to prepare dishes such as the Matturata Friboi Rib Eye, which was served with Purée of Love and Confit Tomatoes with nuts, and the Reserva Friboi Chuck Steak, which was used to make Kafta with a cheese filling accompanied by a yogurt and mint source.
Friboi is committed to social inclusion
The event organized with Chef Carlão Carvalho is part of an ongoing story being written by the many people who have dedicated themselves to the cause. A number of well-known experts have been part of this mission, including Carlos Bertolazzi, Henrique Fogaça and Guga Rocha. They have all led workshops and continue to support the project.
Friboi is particularly proud of being the master sponsor for the Special Chefs Institute. “At initiatives such as this, future talents have an opportunity to increase their confidence in the kitchen, improve their self-esteem, work on their motor coordination and increase their independence”, said Ailton Firmino, Friboi’s Commercial executive director.