2016 – Many changes. Even more impact.
Curitiba, the hometown of Gastromotiva’s founder, and Universidade Positivo received and welcomed Gastromotiva’s educational and social-impact methodology.
Ushering in its operations abroad, part of the Brazil team traveled to Mexico City in May to understand the local socioeconomic scenario and train the new partners of Grupo Son Restaurateur with academic support from Aliat Universidades.
That same year, in partnership with the ICT and Sorrell Foundation in Cape Town, two programs were implemented: Entrepreneurship: Make and Sell, and the methodology of Action Work in Communities. Both programs adapted to local needs and challenges.
Meanwhile, in Rio de Janeiro, the other part of the Gastromotiva team was seeking out sponsors and partners to open the Refettorio Gastromotiva in partnership with the chef elected number-one that year, Massimo Bottura, and journalist Ale Forbes.