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Tue, 05 Apr


Villa Boccard

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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.

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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.

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