What is Newcomer Kitchen?
Newcomer Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that invites newly-arrived Syrian refugee women to cook a weekly meal in our kitchen. The meals are sold online for pickup or delivery, and the proceeds shared among the cooks. Our goal is to create a model that can be replicated with any newcomer group, in any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world.
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How to buy Newcomer Kitchen meals
Meals are $20 +HST; they typically include a main dish, a side and a dessert – a generous meal for 1 person.
Each week there is also 1 Guest Cook position available, where you can spend the day cooking and sharing the meal with the Newcomer Kitchen ladies. It can be purchased online for $50 each week.
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