In Cartagena, a restaurant combines gastronomy and well-being
In Cartagena a restaurant wants to show how eating is a key ingredient in your health and well-being, particularly through its well-trained staff.
Gokela is a restaurant located in Cartagena, which offers healthy, fresh fast food. This restaurant has chosen to combine gastronomy and health, both on their menu and in their service.
The menus don’t use gastronomical vocabulary, but instead focus on health and well-being. At Gokela you can enjoy a ‘detox menu’, a ‘fertility menu’ or even a ‘zen menu’: customers are therefore aware of the benefits of their dishes.
To help customers in their choices, the menu explains the make-up of the dishes and the benefits of each of these elements for their health. The restaurant staff have also been specially trained in terms of nutrition to advise customers. As a result they can help customers with their choices and teach people about healthy eating, so that each visit is not just an enjoyable tasting experience but also an opportunity to learn.
On each table there is a wheel which presents food and the illnesses they can help prevent: diabetes, cancer, anaemia… This wheel system is reminiscent of fairground games which helps remove the worrying side of health problems.
The concept has been a success and adapted in cities in several other countries.
Carrera 3, 7-157,
Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia