We work to provide children with the opportunity to learn the value of good nutrition. We aim to offer an affordable alternative to their basic diet of refined flour, sugar and fizzy drinks, and engage them on the importance of what they eat.

We provide hands on cooking and nutrition workshops directly within the communities themselves, with groups of up to fifteen children aged between 6 and 14 years old. We cook with easily accessible, seasonable and affordable ingredients to make familiar recipes in a fresh and healthy way.

For photos and more information on our latest workshops check out our Facebook page which we are always updating.


Our ‘closed door’ restaurant gives people the chance to support our work whilst enjoying a 3 course vegetarian meal.

Every menu is different and made from scratch using local, seasonal and fresh ingredients. Dinner is served at a shared table in our cosy San Telmo home every other Friday.

100% of profits go towards the work we do with the kids.

For upcoming dinner dates, reviews and more information you can visit our Facebook page.

Our Idea

Our aim is to help kids and communities who are living on the poverty line make better choices towards a more healthy, balanced diet.

We all want young people to grow up with the opportunity to work, learn and develop – to break the cycle of poverty.

To do this they need to be eating healthy food to nourish their young minds. With your support - we can help to do this.

To make a booking please email
or call
+549 15 3831 3286.

In our 18th Century San Telmo home enjoy a crostini selection and champagne cocktail, followed by a set 3 course dinner at our cosy shared table.

Alicia Amende

From the UK, Alicia came to Latin America in 2012, travelling from Mexico to Argentina ALL by bus and boat!

Her love and passion for food inspired her to start this project. With a degree in Business & Marketing she isn’t a trained chef, but has a French Grandmother and was raised to ‘live to eat – not eat to live’.

Diego D’Aquino

Originally from La Boca, Buenos Aires, Diego joined Delicias de Alicia in 2015 having just
returned form 8 years living in London, UK. Diego had had direct experience with charity
Mind in London, and wanted to work with a local organization here to ‘give something back’.

The rest of the time Diego is a Yoga teacher and creator of the Anahata Yoga process.

Duncan Stroud

Duncan is a native New Yorker who moved to Buenos Aires 11 years ago to pursue his writing.
Prior to that Duncan was an international technology consultant and Internet startup entrepreneur.
When Duncan is not writing or working with Delicias de Alicia, he is dancing tango.

Laura Osorio

Originally from Columbia and an Engineer, Laura came to Argentina
to pursue her passion and train to be a Chef! She started with the project in 2016,
providing an expert hand to help in the kitchen and coming to the communities when she can.

Our work is principally funded by our restaurant – so if you are in Buenos Aires and want to help, we would love you to come and eat in our restaurant!

We are looking for volunteers throughout all areas of the project – helping at the restaurant, working with the children in the communities, in communications and marketing, fundraising and much more!

We are based in San Telmo, and work in La Matanza and Lanús, where we provide the transportation. Volunteers can work on a flexible basis depending on their availability. Basic Spanish is a plus, and if you are new to Buenos Aires we can help you to find low cost accommodation. There are zero fees charged to volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send an email to with your CV and specifying in what area you would like to help.