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Portugal - Évora Gastronomy School

A project to give a chance to young people in need - join us in this adventure, help us to realise this project, help us to create dreams


We are all members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and we love gastronomy. This is a privilege. But while we enjoy the most impressive cuisines and wines in the world, we should not forget that there are people suffering not far from us.

The aim of this gastronomy school project (under the auspices of the Association Caritative de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (ACCR) - the Chaîne International Charitable Foundation) is to give a chance to young people in need.

We will give them hope, a chance to dream again, a better life, a future.

We need you, members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs around the world, to help us in raising the necessary funds to realise this project. Together we can make it happen.

Join us in this adventure, help us to realise this project, help us to create dreams.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Aníbal Soares
Member of the Conseil Magistral
Bailli Délégué



Our objective is to create a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ Gastronomy School in Évora, Portugal, to introduce and teach activities to needy young people, with the following aims:

-    Give young students coming from poor families a
      space to socialise between lessons and their return

-    Ignite in these young people an interest in catering
      through contact with gastronomy and oenology.

-    Reveal to the students the potential for a career in the profession.

-    Encourage the acquisition of specific basic skills in the areas of food and wine and discover new talent in this sector.

-    Encourage the students to achieve a secondary educational   qualification of “Qualified Technician” in the catering

-    Introduce them to the gastronomic and oenological heritage of the Alentejo, with the aim of developing tourism,
      employment and the local economy.

This course will include visits to selected hotels and restaurants in the country, wine producers, and to professional gastronomy schools with the possibility of a future qualification.

Our target is 15 students per year being young people aged 12 to 16 years in Secondary Education and coming from needy families in the region of Évora, Portugal.

Course Duration & Curriculum

The course comprises 420 hours of tuition spread over 2 years, based on a cycle of 3 days a week /
2 hours a day.

The following elements are included:

-    General cookery / Gastronomy (235 hours)
-    Pastry cookery (45 hours)
-    Oenology (75 hours)
-    Visits (30 hours)
-    Evaluation (35 hours)


The lessons will take place in the Social Centre of the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima in Évora. Father Francisco Senra Coelho opened this centre in 1993 with the construction of a complex that includes a day centre, home support for the elderly, and a youth centre.

A new project was begun in September 2001 to help support families in Evora and to tackle other social problems more effectively. This social organisation aims to sustain the most vulnerable by working along the same lines as Caritas.


The budget for one year of activities (September to June) is

 2400€  -  Tuition
 2400€  -  Food & beverage
 3000€  -  Uniforms
 1500€  -  Insurance
 4000€  -  Rent
   500€  -  Fuel
 2500€  -  Transport
   500€  -  Stationery
16800€  -  TOTAL

Contact Information

If you would like the full dossier for this project, or if you need any further information, please, do not hesitate to contact Aníbal Soares, Bailli Délégué:
Tel: +351 916 49 64 92    Email:

Bank Information

If you wish to make a donation, you can do it through a bank transfer. This account in Portugal is dedicated to this specific project:
Bank name:    Millennium BCP
Account name:    Confrérie Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
IBAN:    PT50–0033–0000–45389460746-05

Patronage and Management

- HRH Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, Grand Officier d’Honneur
- HRH Princess Diana d’Orléans, Chargée de Mission (ACCR)

- Aníbal Soares, Member of the Conseil Magistral, Bailli Délégué
- Jean Ferran, Chargé de Missions and Bailli Provincial of South Tagus
- Michael Savage (Treasurer), Chancelier Provincial of South Tagus

- Dinis Pires, General Manager - Convento do Espinheiro, Maître Hôtelier
- Claudio Ramos, General Manager - Hotel School of Evora
- Father Senra Coelho, Director - Alentejo Foundation