IWA Modena Charity Event: Cooking to Fight Cancer

Dear IWA Modena friends and supporters,

IWA Modena is excited to invite you to our “Cooking to Fight Cancer” online charity events series: 4 unique online cooking classes, starting on October 25, 2020, with Sofia Morales!

Join us and help IWA Modena collect funds for Il Cesto di Ciliege’s big fundraising project 2020/2021: the purchase of a much needed, highly advanced prognostic device for the Policlinico of Modena! This machine, known as Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM), is useful when diagnosing breast cancer and planning related surgical procedures.

Mexican Cooking Class by chef Sofia Morales: Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 18:00 on Zoom

Participate live at Sofia’s online cooking class or download an “on demand” video of the lesson anytime you want. You will receive a list of ingredients and preparation instructions ahead of time, so you can cook along. During the class you will be able to ask questions via the chat function and Sofia will answer them as she cooks with us. The lesson will take place mainly in English, but important cooking instructions will be provided in Italian as well.

Sofia is a Mexican chef with more than 10 years of experience working in top-ranked restaurants all around the world. Not only has she obtained a Masters in Gastronomy from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, but she also participated in the Netflix culinary documentary, “Chef’s Table” in 2015Her exciting journey started as a Chef Patisserie with Restaurante Martin Berasategui (3-Star Michelin restaurant) in Spain, and continued in New York City, first at Alex Stupak’s Empellon Cocina and later as Chef de Partie at Del Posto (1-Star Michelin) hailed as “the grandest and most expensive restaurant in New York” by the New York Times. During her time in Mexico City, Sofia was the head cook at Enrique Olvera’s Pujol, which consistently ranked in the Top 15 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Here in Italy, Sofia has been working as head chef at one of IWA Modena’s favorite restaurants, Il Filatoio, and has recently moved to Torino to take on a new restaurant, Gastonomia(A)tipica. For Sofia, cooking is a passion and she virtually welcomes you into her own personal kitchen where she will teach you how to make a Mexican dish…or two!

How can you purchase your ticket for the first cooking class with Sofia Morales?

You can purchase your ticket for the first online cooking class with Sofia Morales by signing up on Zoom and paying a donation fee of 15 Euros. Here is the link: Sign-Up on Zoom.

A full event description can also be found on the IWA Modena website: IWA Modena Event Page

And follow on the Facebook event page for more information on this class here: Event Page on Facebook

Cooking to Fight Cancer – our online fundraising event series for Il Cesto di Ciliege

In total, over the next month, there will be 4 online cooking classes of about 1.5 hours each, which you can join either live or receive the video after the event. All four chefs have generously volunteered their time for these extraordinary events which means that all proceeds go directly to Il Cesto di Ciliege (excluding payment fees). Thank you so much to all these great chefs to help us fight breast cancer right here in Modena:

  • Sofia Morales from Gastronomia (A)tipica: Mexican Cooking Class (October 25, 2020 at 18:00)
  • Luca Marchini from Erba del Re: Italian Cooking Class
  • Jess Rosval from Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana: North American Cooking Class (November 15, 2020 at 18:00)
  • Israeli Cooking class – details to be announced

Keep following us on our social media channels to stay up to date: Facebook and Instagram.

You don’t like cooking but want to help? Please do!

If you don’t like online cooking courses, but want to help fight breast cancer right here in Modena, please consider making a donation instead. You can do so on our GoFundMe page .

Please also visit our dedicated website to find out about further fundraising opportunities and learn all the details about this new partnership between IWA Modena and Il Cesto di Ciliege: Together against Breast Cancer.

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