“That was the most unique fish dinner I’ve ever attended”

Oct 15

Many of you may have followed our Mar a Mesa Challenge, a fundraising event based around the old adage:

Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.

What the old adage doesn’t mention, is that he may end up uniting an entire community in the process.

The idea behind this event was to pair Esperanza graduates with local and visiting celebrity chefs [Day 1 Blog Post: Brainstorming].

To do a day of sportfishing [Day 2 Blog Post: Fishing].

Then to breakdown the day’s catch to prepare and serve it to Esperanza supporters at Maito Restaurant, in downtown Panama City [Day 3 Blog Post: Preparation].

And all of that culminated with some photos of the gorgeous event itself, uniting Panama’s most progressive culinary minds with a movement attempting to make its country equally proud: 



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We wanted to sincerely thank everyone who helped out with the event, including chefs, event planners, donors, neighbors, friends, family, and our very own graduates.

Evident at this Mar a Mesa event was a clean scent of inspiration: to be in the company of like-minded thinkers, to take control of your life and the challenges you’ve been dealt, to celebrate change and embrace adversity: no matter who you are or what society tells you otherwise.

These feelings are shared by everyone.

And on behalf of the Esperanza team, we are honored to have your support.

If you’d like to pre-order tickets to the next Mar a Mesa Event (details to come), you can do so here:

Purchase Your Ticket Here Make $200 Donation

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