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CAP3000 hosts organic market and cooking show with Chef Juan Arbelaez

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

A culinary event takes over the shopping centre with cooking classes from local chefs, owners of the mall's own restaurants and the celebrity Columbian chef!

From Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 November, CAP3000 invites visitors to experience a world of organic and seasonal food and share enjoyable moments on the theme of healthy cooking, responsible cooking, and cooking in a good mood. To liven up these three festive days, a whole range of local chefs will be on hand, with the very popular Colombian chef Juan Arbelaez as their celebrity guest.

Advocating a shared cuisine that respects the seasons, Chef Juan Arbelaez shares his tips and tricks on how to succeed with the simplest of recipes, to which he always adds his very personal touch.

On Saturday 6 November, from 11am to 12pm, he will be hosting an exclusive masterclass in the new Corso section of the mall. This will allow the 10 lucky participants to follow a class with him and to benefit from his invaluable advice. Another highlight will be his culinary show, open to all and broadcast live on the Digital Wave. As a prelude to this show, Playtronica (a musical creation studio that develops technologies around music through contact) will perform a half-hour live show and will make seasonal fruits and vegetables sing. Juan Arbelaez will end his day at CAP3000 with a signing session (from 4.45pm to 5.45pm).

The fun culinary event, "Aux fourneaux avec... Juan Arbelaez" is part of a rich and varied season of evets the shopping centre has planned. With this event, they promote committed everyday cuisine, accessible and shared. The key words for these 3 days are: local, creative, and good.

On the menu:

  • An organic market on the Porte de Cannes square with local producers

  • Culinary workshops with local chefs

  • A masterclass and culinary show with Chef Juan Arbelaez on Saturday 6 November

  • Unexpected musical entertainment for young and old.

Five local chefs have accepted CAP3000's invitation. They are men and women who run the kitchens (of restaurants or caterers) in Nice, who praise seasonal products, favour short circuits and work with respect for taste and flavour. These professionals will lead culinary workshops on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 November. Among the recipes they will be proposing: oyster tartar, hazelnut and apple in its shell & Jerusalem artichoke velouté with truffles; chard fritters with yoghurt sauce, feta cheese & black olives; Menton pichade...

Have a favourite dish at one the CAP3000 restaurants? Because cooking is above all an act of sharing, several of the restaurant owners are also offering cooking classes during these 3 days. Find the participating restaurateurs on

Do you play a musical fruit?

With Playtronica, there will be music the most unusual music performance you’ve probably ever seen! "Play 5 fruits and vegetables a day!” is the name because Playtronica turns fruit and vegetables into musical instruments. Sound bizarre? Sound fun? Bring the kids! Free interactive workshops will offer children and adults the opportunity to discover and learn about this very natural art and produce sounds from an orange, an apple or a lemon. The performance will be live in the central square on Saturday 6 November. The musicians, engineers and designers of Playtronica combine their talents and succeed in creating music from fruit and vegetables, in season of course!

Welcoming Chef Juan Arbeleaz

Born in Colombia, this thirty-year-old Chef and Entrepreneur turns everything he touches into gold. He has become the symbol of 21st century cuisine, the kind that "speaks" to epicureans, healthy eaters, businesswomen, geeks... in short, to everyone: men and women alike, active or not. Reasonable, respectful of local and seasonal products, anti-waste and above all fun, Juan Arbelaez's cuisine is also accessible to all, neophytes, Sunday cooks or Cordon Bleu cooks.

He has participated in Top Chef and has done culinary columns on France 2, first in "Comment ça va bien" with Stéphane Bern, then on Eurosport in "Demain je m'y mets" and finally on the set of Quotidien with Yann Barthès have all propelled him to the forefront of the media scene.

Don’t miss his Masterclass on 6 November!

To take part, register on the website: (10 participants/session).

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