#DoingWhatWeCan #StillDoing We recognize the importance of diligence, caution, and collective participation in helping minimize the spread of COVID-19. We are monitoring municipal, provincial and federal guidelines, and adhering to best practices for small gatherings. The CDC and Provincial health officials have recommended avoiding/rescheduling gatherings of more than 50 people. The Dep classes are capped at 12 people, […]
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Dear friends, guests, and supporters, While it is encouraging to see people continue to sign up for our upcoming events, it is also understandable that public health concerns may impact some people’s decisions in the coming weeks. In light of the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in, I wanted to take a moment to update […]
Newcomer Kitchen Returns with “Willing to Work” Project in Three New Locations across Toronto and Mississauga We are happy to announce that we are establishing innovative and exciting programming and accompanying events in Toronto East, Toronto West, and in Mississauga. We have enough funding to support three semesters (5 months each) for “earn while you […]
A chapter ends, another begins Newcomer Kitchen’s Weekly Pop-Ups are taking a breather. For nearly 3 years, The Depanneur and Newcomer Kitchen have worked together to bring a simple idea to life: that by opening our kitchens to newcomers, we can create unique social and economic opportunities. What started as small gesture of hospitality blossomed […]
No Syrian food businesses has felt the spotlight more acutely than Newcomer Kitchen, a nonprofit group of women who come together each Wednesday to cook a traditional Syrian meal in a small cafe and food business incubator called the Depanneur.
Until recently, Syrian food was hard to come by in Toronto.
But that’s starting to change, thanks to the recent influx of more than 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada — including around 11,000 in Toronto, where Syrian cuisine is beginning to take root.
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Support and donations are pouring in to help a fledgling social enterprise for Syrian refugee women that was at risk of shuttering because of a lack of funding.
Rahaf Alakbani and Cara Benjamin-Pace on how a Syrian “Newcomer Kitchen” was saved from being shut down thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.
For almost two years, the Newcomer Kitchen, housed in the Depanneur, a culinary incubator on College St., has been the weekly gathering place for Syrian newcomer women, where they share stories and experiences, as well as joy and tears — all while using their cooking skills to make food for catering and meals for the public.