Tue, 05 Apr|
An evening with the Cuisine Lab team prior to the opening of their new restaurant and a discussion on social integration by the celebration of cultural (and culinary) diversity.
Time & Location
05 Apr 2022, 18:30
Villa Boccard, Chem. des Crêts 25, 1209 Genève, Switzerland
About The Event
In November 2016, Dan Stein, a Social Entrepreneur, brought together Rene Bangert, a Community Specialist, and Sarah Hoibak, a former Chef and International Public Health Specialist, with a community of Genevois to host a welcome dinner for recently arrived asylum seekers and refugees. It was the occasion to celebrate friendship and diversity while learning about their culinary traditions and sharing a meal with communities of refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, and Syria joining together. Cuisine Lab the association was born!
Cuisine Lab grew organically through a team of dedicated association members to become a social enterprise providing catering and event services by a team of passionate refugee chefs. After three years of incredible experiences and learnings, the association has matured into a hybrid platform that includes a training program for underemployed refugees and a work experience in a culinary enterprise.