Two of Latin America’s best chefs, Álvaro Clavijo from restaurant El Chato and Manoella Buffara from Manu in Brazil joins forces for a grand dinner event in Bogotá this February 17th.


El Chato and Manu have a lot of things in common. They are both in Latin America, a region of passion and explosive flavours. They also share the same philosophy of cooking: It’s all about the respect for the produce. And after a few failed attempts to share a kitchen, the awarded chefs will finally meet to cook a menu that combines some of their signature dishes this 17th of February.





His name is equivalent to a new wave of internationally acclaimed Colombian cuisine. Álvaro Clavijo, from Bogotá, took all the experience he gained from studying in Barcelona’s most prestigious culinary school, and from working in restaurants like Le Bristol and L’Atelier of Joël Robuchon in Paris, Per Se and Atera in New York and Noma in Copenhagen and turned into his own style.

At El Chato, his contemporary bistro – one of only two restaurants in Colombia to be included in the list of The World’s 50 Best – in the 80th spot – and in 2020 as a remarkable 7th in the same list for Latin America – Clavijo made it his mission to rediscover his country’s flavours by using only local (and sometimes forgotten) ingredients. A casual à la carte menu but with the same level and knowledge of technique as any fine dining restaurant.




Manoella Buffara is the chef and owner of Manu, located in the Brazilian region of Curitiba. There, the former journalism student found an intense passion for the land and now is dedicated to elevating her own culture through the use of carefully selected organic produce of the best possible quality.

Inspired by her family and background, Manu learned the value of land and animals growing up in the countryside and incorporates this in her everyday technique. With a sustainable mindset and way of working and without leaving flavor behind, Manu has managed to take the 21th spot in the list of The Best Chef Awards 2021, where she also won the award for Best Chef Fol- Lovers, voted by the public. Other accolades include the 49th spot in Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants of 2021.



Who: Álvaro Clavijo and Manu Buffara

When: Thursday, February 17th 2022

Where: El Chato, Bogota


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