Supported projects in the field of nutrition
Elior Group Solidarities has forged a partnership with the Refugee Food Festival, an international solidary event designed to promote the integration of refugees thanks to the universal power of food.
Backed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Refugee Food Festival entrusts restaurant kitchens to refugee chefs in a bid to:
- foster a change in the public perception of refugees by valuing their talents and culinary heritage,
- speed up the professional integration of refugee chefs by offering them a springboard to employment,
- mobilize people by creating food-tasting events enabling them to discover and savor new tastes.
The Refugee Food Festival Résidence
Elior Group Solidarities is also lending support to La Résidence, which was created by the Refugee Food Festival last year. Located right in the heart of Paris, La Résidence is a Refugee Food Festival restaurant and training center where refugee chefs can test and fine-tune their culinary talents before entering the professional catering stage.
Every 2 to 6 months, La Résidence hands over the reins to a new refugee chef, with refugee status in France. This enables refugee chefs to promote and share the savors of their culinary heritage. Hailing from Syria, Iran and Georgia, all of the invited chefs are skilled professionals.