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Marbella’s Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort collaborates with the World Central Kitchen the ONG from Chef José Andrés

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 health crisis, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort, one of Costa del Sol most iconic hotels, has committed to making its resources available to  support the Spanish authorities and social organisations that are helping vulnerable people in the local community affected by the epademic.

The Anantara Villa Padierna hotel is proud to make its facilities available to World Central Kitchen (WCK), the NGO of the renowned chef José Andrés, to prepare daily meals for local residents who have been affected by this health, economic and social crisis.

The hotel kitchen centralises the preparation of menus that will be distributed in the region thanks to the collaboration of different local institutions such as the Food Bank (Banco Alimentar), DYA and Cáritas.

“As we search for glimmers of hope during this difficult time, World Central Kitchen is a great initiative. We are very grateful to all the chefs, volunteers, and the Anantara brand, who have been involved in this project from the first moment.” says Jorge Manzur, General Director of Anantara Villa Padierna.

Chef Aitor Perunena in collaboration with Manolo Navarro, Anantara Villa Padierna’s Executive Chef, is coordinating a team of 120 volunteers from recognised establishments in the area such as: El Lago, Boho Club, Besaya Grupo, Grupo Fuerte Hoteles, Finca Cortesin, Hotel Don Carlos and Elba, among others. Within the hotel facilities, they will cook up to a thousand daily servings with ingredients that cover the needs of both adults and children, considering their different nutritional and / or religious requirements. Thus, helping to guarantee a plate of food for those most affected by an unprecedented world crisis, offering more than 20,000 daily meals.

In this very critical and uncertain times, we are incredibly proud to be part of this great team and initiative. We started with great strength and enthusiasm, demonstrating what the hospitality industry is capable of achieving in situations such as we are currently living!” explains Jorge Manzur.

Additionally, Anantara Villa Padierna has donated food to various charities before being forced to close due to the government restrictions.


Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, with a mission to feed people in need during a disaster, World Central Kitchen has already responded to the threat of COVID-19 in more than 20 cities around the world. On March 27th, the WCK began operating In Andrés’ home country of Spain and now has 14 kitchens in 10 cities in operation across the region, offering more than 20,000 daily servings.

You can read our profile review of the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort here on The Luxury Editor.

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