Ready for the Festival
With the catches obtained during the derby that took place in the month of April-2016 in the Motagüilla site, located in front of the river mouth of the Motagua River in Punta de Manabique in the coast of Guatemala, Mundo Azul Foundation provided the women from El Quetzalito village the material needed to participate in the Gastronomic Festival that took place on Saturday April 23rd in Izabal, Guatemala.
The participation from the women had its benefits, thanks to Mundo Azul Foundation, the women showcased their best lionfish dishes at the festival, after practicing with the help of a famous Guatemalan chef Milly (Titi) Bruderer.
We are happy to announce that as a result of their effort and hunger for knowledge, the women from El Quetzalito were able to present to the judges’ unique lionfish dishes which got them 2nd and 3rd place in the festival.
This activity only proves that the communities are interested on investing their time in learning how to handle and cook lionfish and also understand how important it is to work together to a) manage their fisheries resources for the benefit of the reefs and b) take their cooking skills to the next level.
Reaching this goal wouldn’t have been able without your help, for which we are grateful.
With this they were able to let everybody know that the women from El Quetzalito can cook.
Thank you again for your support!
We also want to take the time and wish you a Happy Holidays, may this New Year bring blessings your way.
All the best
The MAR Fund Team
The special guest :)
Judges tasting the dishes
Receiving the prize, 2nd & 3rd place