We believe that sharing a meal and personal stories is a delicious opportunity for cultural exchange

 
 

Sanctuary Kitchen, a program of CitySeed in partnership with a network of community volunteers, was formed in 2017 to promote and celebrate the culinary traditions, cultures, and stories of refugees resettled in Connecticut. We believe that refugees and immigrants arrive here with the potential to contribute their own unique skills and passions to the diverse and changing face of the Greater New Haven Area. By going beyond the headlines and creating opportunities for meaningful encounters through food, Sanctuary Kitchen aims to create income generating opportunities for refugees, improve cultural understanding, mutual appreciation, and build a stronger sense of community.

 

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LOOKING FOR REFUGEE, ASYLEE & IMMIGRANT CHEFS RESETTLED IN CT TO JOIN OUR PROGRAM

Chefs will have the opportunity to lead events, include teaching cooking classes and preparing food for community dinners and special events.  With the help of interpreters, chefs have a chance to share their culture and talents with guests to help build connections and increase understanding in our community.

If you are interested in applying for the program for the 2018-2019 term, please fill out the application below. 

For questions, or if you’d prefer to have a phone interview with the help of an interpreter, please email: SanctuaryKitchen@cityseed.org, with Subject: “New Chefs Application”

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Job Opening: Sanctuary Kitchen Culinary Coordinator

CitySeed seeks to hire a Culinary Coordinator, responsible for coordinating all aspects Sanctuary Kitchen’s catering events and product development, working closely with CitySeed’s Kitchen Program Manager and Sanctuary Kitchen’s catering chefs.

The Culinary Coordinator will have ability to work with chefs from a variety of backgrounds, leveraging their cuisine and stories, and ensuring they are an integral part of the program.

To Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for two references to sanctuarykitchen@cityseed.org. We will reply with a confirmation email that we have received your application. This position will be posted until filled. CitySeed is an Equal Opportunity Employer and especially invites applications from members of underrepresented groups.


 

WHAT WE DO

We host cooking demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes, and supper club meals, all led by resettled refugees from around the world, including Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Colombia, Cuba, Iran, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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OUR MISSION

Refugees and immigrants arrive here with the potential to contribute their own unique skills and passions to the diverse and changing face of the Greater New Haven Area. Sanctuary Kitchen seeks to highlight these skills in economically viable culinary pursuits that provide personal income potential, while promoting their culinary traditions, cultures, and stories to improve understanding and appreciation throughout our community.

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WHO WE ARE

Sanctuary Kitchen is a program of CitySeed, and made possible through our volunteer Leadership Team.

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