Refugee Canteen

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Refugee Canteen is an academy, which offers a fundamental training about work in the gastronomy sector to refugees or persons with a migratory background. On the one hand to let them work in a fully equipped test kitchen, in order to develop practical skills and on the other side leave the kitchen and get to experience the “real” gastronomic world. We cooperate with various interesting restaurants and hotels, that offer us their premises, to enrich our training.

Throughout our program, we’re not only trying to work on technical skills, but also on a cultural understanding for our sector and society itself. At the end of our program, participants can seamlessly continue by either integrating in a working agreement or starting an apprenticeship. Through our work, we are trying to open doors to enter the labour market for a group of people, struggling to do so, and at the same time work against the lack of qualified personal, that our sector suffers of.

The 25hours Hotel HafenCity has supported Refugee Canteen right from the beginning. A great partner to integrate refugees and always ready to go one step further. This is the foundation of our trustful cooperation. 25hours Hotels and Refugee Canteen are two brands giving hospitality a new dimension – thank you!

Benjamin Jürgens, founder of Refugee Canteen

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