Lima Center, hope within the grey.

Lima is a key culinary destination per se, it has been as trendy and as visited in the last few years and it’s growth correspond to a well-though strategy and huge effort ignited and sustained by a collective of chefs, now embracing generation after generation.

Lima is a key culinary destination per se, it has been as trendy and as visited in the last few years and it’s growth correspond to a well-though strategy and huge effort ignited and sustained by a collective of chefs, now embracing generation after generation. In Lima, the power of food is a clear illustration that has changed both the economy and the self-steem of its inhabitants.

And still, not everyone sits at this table. There are many that remain left out from this success, and the relations with the rest of the country and its producers remains complex in its development. So when we talk about the success of the Peruvian cuisine, we acknowledge that the real job has just begun.

This is why Refettorio Lima is key to Lima. In the same way a wave of creativity and recognition spread out from our city to the rest of Latin America, empowering the re-discovery of our own traditions, we believe that Lima has also the power to inspire a wave of responsibility and change. In the worst of times, and times have been bad for us before, we’ve always managed to shine. We are a resilient community and the story of our Refettorio Lima is a beautiful example of this power.

“No planeamos nada, no estábamos preparados, pero teníamos que hacerlo. Nunca imaginé que Acho sería un albergue, ni que con la ayuda de la comunidad se convertiría en un proyecto permanente que puede llevar la filosofía de emprendimiento y solidaridad, ni que podríamos reunir al equipo que hoy desarrolla el proyecto. Pero desde la cocina nuestro objetivo siempre ha sido ayudar, disfrutar, hacer las cosas con cariño, respeto, compromiso, responsabilidad y amor por lo que hacemos. Este es el valor centrar. Existimos para restaurar, más allá del comensal… Ahora con esta experiencia, está aproximación ética resulta más poderosa que nunca”.

Diego Muñoz
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We aim for a fair food system that allows everyone to sit at the table of the Peruvian cuisine. The fuel of our hopes within the grey.