Chris Algieri Talks Up Proper Nutrition In Garden of Dreams Virtual Visit



Chris Algieri Talks Up Proper Nutrition In Garden of Dreams Virtual Visit

Long Island’s Chris Algieri recently teamed up with the Garden of Dreams Foundation for a unique virtual question and answer session with adolescents in the Chef Culinary Class from Children’s Aid. 

The former WBO junior welterweight champion of the world described how he used to watch boxing with his grandfather growing up, his passion for boxing, reminisced about spending time with his grandparents, how his love for food came from his Argentinian / Italian family and how food and nutrition played a major role in becoming a top athlete in high school.  

Chris Algieri is a pro boxer and a sports nutrition expert.

The fighter has been beefing up his skill set for that day when he hangs up the gloves. Recently, the 36 year old New Yorker spoke to kids about how he came to like boxing and how eating well aids him in his fighting life.

The 24-3 pugilist also spoke about seeing himself in the culinary space moving forward and why the Argentinian Flank Steak is his favorite dish in his cook book – The Fighter's Kitchen. 

The group asked questions on how he is able to multitask between fighting and cooking, who his biggest influence in cooking is, and his thoughts on Manny Pacquiao. “He is an absolute legend,” Algieri said. “He is going to be a first ballot hall of famer. He is 43 years old now and still beating undefeated world champions. The guy is absolutely incredible.”

Algieri also submitted a cooking video to the group of him making his version of the White Castle hamburger and will also participate as a judge for the classes final projects.

More than ever Garden of Dreams is committed to the young people it serves and devoted to the mission of bringing life changing opportunities to young people in need.  The Garden of Dreams team has been in constant contact with their partner organizations, and they have emphasized the importance of providing diversions for their youth during these unprecedented times.

Many are in difficult situations and providing them with positive distractions will have a big impact on their well-being. To meet this critical need, Garden of Dreams is providing new and exciting ways to provide young people in our communities with opportunities virtually.


Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.