Juan Llorca

Juan shifted his focus from haute cuisine to an unusual challenge for a chef: transforming the food of a school canteen. Showcasing passion, tenacity and hard work, Juan managed to transform schools into a place where students enjoy and form connections to healthy food as well as study. His initiative “Por una Escuela bien Nutrida” has started a discussion about the food offered in Spanish schools, where one third of the students receive their main meal of the day. With the closure of schools during the pandemic, a lot of parents also needed support to come up with creative meal plans for their children during confinement. Juan provided food content such as healthy and easy recipe ideas via YouTube to help those who needed solutions throughout the pandemic.