This Catering Company Hires Refugee Chefs to Cook Cultural Dishes

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 9, 2017
References: lescuistotsmigrateurs & springwise
This Parisian catering company is helping refugees build a new life by hiring them as cooks. The Migrant Cooks (or Les Cuistots Migrateurs) employs refugee chefs to make food from their native lands in an effort to expand empathy and improve understanding of French citizens towards refugees. The catering company has hired chefs from Chechnya, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Sri Lanka and Syria so far.

The caterers have done events including lunches, dinners, buffets, food festivals and street food stalls. French people are encouraged to recommend recent immigrants and refugees to contact the company for an audition.

This is just one example of how people and companies can help refugees and newcomers integrate into their new homes.