Leonor Espinosa


Recognized for promoting the value of Colombian biodiversity, she showcases on his restaurant Leo (Bogota) little-known ingredients while championing local communities and gastronomic traditions, being a great influence on Colombian cuisine. Through the Funleo foundation, Espinosa revives the ancestral knowledge and know-how of mainly indigenous and Afro-Colombian peoples. She supports rural development based on food sovereignty, and promotes routes to market for small producers as well as spaces for education, nutrition, enterprise and tourism. With the support of the BCWP, in 2018 she inaugurated the Zotea Culinary Center in Chocó (Pacific coast), made up of a restaurant, a greenhouse and a production center that will contribute to the creation of value chains for local communities.