Special Cook is the first talent show that brings cooking in hospitals. Special Cook is an innovative volunteering project dedicated to hospitalized patients where cooking takes an important role and at the same time it develops an important training and education course that will help patients during their post hospital phase. Young professional chefs compete in hospitals wards in order to donate their talent; patients play the role of tasters and judges that lead the best chefs to the final competion. Special Cook is not just a talent show: best chefs, including Michelin star chefs realize creative cooking sessions and show-cookings in hospitals wards together with hospital scientific comitees.


About Special Cook

how it works

What is Special Cook?

Special Cook is a talent show that brings quality cooking in hospital wards. Young professional chefs compete in order to donate their talent; patients play the role of tasters and judges that lead the best chefs to the final competion.

Every Special Cook event includes the involment of two young chefs that compete cooking tasty dishes under the watchful gaze of the patients. Patients are both audience of this competition and judges. Every patient has the chance to taste and judge the food evaluating the ingridients and the dishes.
Every event includes the involment of a technical judge or a special guest that will give a technical evaluation based on the presented dishes. The technical judge is choosen between a nutritionist, food blogger, jounalist, a Michel star chef or experienced chef.
Officine Buone supports the chefs with tools and logistic support that is needed.

The project is developed including an educative and formative aim for both patients and volunteer people involved, promoting the healthy nutrition in an innovative and fun way; this includes show-cooking carried out by famous italian cooking personaties, testimonials and project supporters.

How to enroll

Just fill out the below dedicated form.

Automatically, the enrollment includes the subscription of Officine Buone newsletter in order to be updated on the schedule events and other events related to Special Cook.

Where to perform

The project is placed in hospital wards, from pediatric oncology to eating disorders wards.

The initiative is active along the year in some of the most important Italian hospital.

MILANO: Pediatric oncology at Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori; Eating disorders department at Ospedale Maggiore Niguarda; Centro Anfass Nord Milano; CasAmica Onlus; Fondazione Don Gnocchi Centro Girola e Fondazione Don Gnocchi Centro San Siro; Istituto Sacra Famiglia di Inzago;

ROMA: Pediatric Holspital Policlinico Universitario Gemelli; Policlinico Umberto I;

CATANZARO: Ospedale Ciaccio;

REGGIO-EMILIA: Oncology and Haematological Center.

The final competition

At the end of the year chefs who got more points have the chance to get into the final show, an exclusive event that will elect the winner of the year rewarded by Callipo Group, main Special Cook partner.

The best two chefs of the season will compete in front of an important journalist jury, including food sector experts.

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