Children’s Chocolate Course for the Theodora Giggle Doctors Project

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Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey and Foundation Theodora organized a chocolate making course in support of the Theodora Giggle Doctors Project on 7 October 2017, Saturday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm for children between the ages of 5 and 10.

A team of “Theodora Giggle Doctors”, consisting of professional performers who regularly carry out visits to a total of nine hospitals in Istanbul and Ankara, aim to give joy, hope and laughter to kids who have to undergo long treatments in hospitals.

During the chocolate making course Executive Chef Giovanni Terracciano and Pastry Chef Feyzullah Aksoy introduced children to a truly tasteful learning experience including the processes for making hazelnut chocolate bar, chocolate truffles, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate covered cereals and white chocolate with orange zest. This memorable hands-on class also became a colourful and exciting event with the participation of “Theodora Giggle Doctors” and kids received their certificates and aprons as souvenirs of their day as pastry chefs.

Children also enjoyed delicious Italian pizzas, freshly made pasta, Mövenpick ice cream and fruit juices.

All the proceeds obtained from the event has been donated to Foundation Theodora.

About Foundation Theodora:
Since its establishment in 1993, Foundation Theodora, has an objective of relieving the pain and suffering of children who have to stay in hospitals and specialized institutions for long periods, by cheering them up and making them laugh.

Staying in the hospital is something difficult thing for a child. The child loses contact to his/her family and friends and has to cope with an unfamiliar environment which at the same time is usually utmost serious. This is where the Dream Doctor of Foundation Theodora steps in and comes into play to be effective. The artist builds up and adjusts his/her show according to one particular child, positioning that child at the center of the visit.

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with over 80 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Al Khobar (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Basel (Switzerland).
Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com.

For more information please contact: Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul – Buket Oğuz / Deniz Topsever
Tel: 0212 319 29 29
e-mail: buket.oguz@movenpick.com, deniz.topsever@movenpick.com