Get Involved

There are multiple ways you can contribute to Sanctuary Kitchen.

If you'd like to get involved, email us at

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Kitchen Incubator program

Sanctuary Kitchen at CitySeed is excited to launch a Kitchen Incubator program! This is a 10-week training program for early-stage food entrepreneurs. Between September 2017 - February 2018, participants will receive training in a number of areas necessary to help start a food business, as well as seed funding, pairing with a mentor, and access to commercial kitchen space for food preparation and testing.

This program is open to refugees, asylum-seekers, or new immigrants in the Greater New Haven area who are interested in food entrepreneurship (e.g. launching a food business, restaurant, food truck, catering company, food product for sale, etc).

Please complete the application by September 8 if you are interested in participating in this year's program. Space is limited to four spots, so apply now! Participant selection will take place during early September 2017, and the program will begin at the end of September.

We would like to acknowledge our supporters and collaborators: International Association of New Haven (IANH), The Graustein Memorial Fund, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Yale Law School's Community & Economic Development Clinic, New Haven Free Public Library, and others.

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Join Sanctuary Kitchen as a Cook

If you or someone you know is interested in sharing culinary traditions and becoming a cook for Sanctuary Kitchen, please email us at


Join Sanctuary Kitchen as a Translator

Sanctuary Kitchen is in need of translators who speak Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Dari, French, Spanish, or Swahili. Volunteers would assist with refugee communication and interpretation at events. 

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Join Sanctuary Kitchen as a Volunteer

Sanctuary Kitchen depends heavily on volunteer support to have successful events. We need drivers to transport our refugee cooks, help with food prep in the kitchen, set-up and clean-up at events, and much more! Fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering, and our team will get in touch.  


Support Sanctuary Kitchen

We need your help to create community tables in Connecticut! Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and do make a difference. While our events generate income for cooks and some funds for programming, this is insufficient to keep our initiative running.

Please note that donations are 100% tax deductible.