Cooking class: global flavours; global citizens

18:30 - 21:00
May 13th 2019

Learn the secrets to cooking a range of vegan-friendly Ethiopian dishes, followed by a sit-down dinner with Woin. We are delighted to be partnering with Migrateful, a cookery and language initiative where asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants teach their traditional cuisine.

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Migrateful is a social enterprise that empowers and celebrates refugees and vulnerable migrants on their journey to integration by supporting them to run their own cookery classes. We are excited to be welcoming Migrateful chefs at St Ethelburga’s as part of our Refugee Allies project.

What better way than food to bring people together.  Join us for Woin’s cooking class where you’ll learn to cook a range of vegan-friendly traditional dishes, hear the stories behind the recipes and be transported to an Ethiopian kitchen for the evening.

Meet the Chef

“My name is Woin, born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and moved to London in the early 90’s. I enjoy cooking and eating in the company of friends and family whilst being part of the diverse community which London offers. London provides the opportunity to learn and explore many other culture and cuisines. About a year and half ago, I joined Migrateful which has been such a privilege thanks to the guidance and support it provides and offers women to further develop and create opportunities to learn and engage. My involvement with Migrateful has also enabled me to follow my passion and encouraged me set up my own vegan catering business in early 2018.”

What to expect

During a Migrateful cookery classes you will work within your group to prepare dishes to be served family-style. Some dishes are prepared by the chef and demonstrated to you, while some dishes will have you preparing it from beginning to end while learning our chef’s authentic techniques from their home country. Our classes appeal to those interested in learning international recipes, practising a different language and in meeting new people for a cultural exchange in an intimate setting, as well as to those wishing to support migrants and refugees struggling to rebuild their lives.


The ticket price covers the cost of ingredients and a donation to support the innovative work of Migrateful.  £35 + £2.90 booking fee sold by Migrateful through Eventbrite

About Migrateful

Migrateful helps refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants on their journey to employment and independence and promotes integration. It runs cookery classes led by migrant chefs struggling to integrate and access employment due to legal and linguistic barriers. The cookery classes provide ideal conditions not just for learning English and building confidence, but also for promoting contact and cultural exchange with the wider community.

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