CONNECT is a pioneer project I have developed in my role as Executive Chef at Pullman Ibirapuera São Paulo in search of a connection with partners, suppliers, and regional artisans for the benefits of the hotel restaurant customers.
Each meeting is a search to seek allies and thus achieve a positive visibility for building stories and empowering individuals.
I visited the SOS Brazil Children's Villages and got to know the location of the Balsear Ceramics Project, made by fisherwomen from the Billings Dam in the months when fishing is prohibited. Nowadays, the art pieces are set at the tables of the TasteIt Food & Lounge restaurant. `` A mixture of what is traditional and the Brazilian modernity ´´
At another time, I visited Santa Adelaide Farm to understand why so many restaurants and suppliers are looking for deeper connections than the commercial relationship. The understanding of what a 100% sustainable agriculture is and how nature can be our greatest ally.