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 economic development opportunities for refugees and immigrants, improve cultural understanding, mutual appreciation, and build a stronger sense of community.
Event Spotlight: World Refugee Day Food BazAar
A highlight of summer! Join Sanctuary Kitchen for a World Refugee Day Food Bazaar at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas - an evening of cuisine and culture from around the world. Enjoy multicultural food and drink prepared by recently resettled refugees, and celebrate their contribution to the diverse and changing face of the Greater New Haven Area. Mix and mingle, create connections, and feast while listening to a world music concert on the New Haven Green.
When: Thursday, June 20th from 5:30 7:30 PM
Where: New Haven Green: Festival Center
Dazzle your Guests with Sanctuary Kitchen Catering!
Sanctuary Kitchen is thrilled to announce the launch of our new catering program! We provide authentic, multicultural catering and food products that support employment, professional training and integration of refugees and immigrants in Greater New Haven. Choose from Afghan, Iraqi and Syrian cuisines! At this time, a minimum of ten guests is required to place an order.
To place an order, assistance with creating your menu, questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
View our two menu options below!
WHAT WE DO
We host cooking demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes, and supper club meals, all led by resettled refugees and immigrants from around the world, including Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Colombia, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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.