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Centro Social Menino Jesus

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Centro Social Menino Jesus
Country and localization
Brazil, São Paulo
Supported people
93 underprivileged young people
Project helped in
Amount of the support
28,300 euros

« Com Gastronomia se Põe a Mesa » (« win your bread with gastronomy”): professional training program for young people in difficulty, with regard to all careers related to gastronomy

Centro Social Menino Jesus, a Brazilian NGO created in 2007, aims to support the populations in great difficulty (children, teenagers and adults) with social, education and professional issues.

In 2012, Rinaldo Ferreira dos Santos, a pastry chef at the Pullman in São Paulo and volunteer for the NGO, created the project: “Com Gastronomia se Põe a Mesa” which offers people training in professional catering. This 10-month training program is structured into modules of technical and practical trainings to learn the “Sous-Chefs” activity.  Pastry Chef and project holder, Rinaldo Ferreira dos Santos leads the technical and practical course modules. Other Pullman employees are involved in the training of young people.

Since 2012 , Solidarity AccorHotels supports this project through the purchase of the kitchen equipment and utensils required for the practical instruction received by trainees. In 2017, Solidarity AccorHotels is continuing to provide support allowing the vocationnal training of 30 additional beneficiaries. 


The project holder
Rinaldo Ferreira Dos Santos
Pastry Chef Pullman São Paulo

I have devised the project, and I actively participated by giving classes and by planning the technical content I was the responsible for. I work also in connection with the other NGO’s volunteers that support the project.