Juan Manuel Barrientos was a special guest at the 31st edition of Chefs Tribute, one of the most important events in New York, at the Rockerfeller Center. This event was attended by the most influential Chefs in the United States, organized by Citymeals, a charity that provides food for the poor and low-income people in the United States.
For many years Juan Manuel has supported the Bogotá Wine and Food Festival which provides money to the Escuela Taller de Bogotá. This is an institution which provides cooking and craft courses to people with fewer resources.
The foundation is also helping new social causes, especially environmental ones, in conjunction with other foundations such as 'Friends of the Sea'.