Join us for Ahmad's cooking class where you'll learn to prepare some beautiful Lebanese dishes, followed by a sit-down dinner. We are delighted to be partnering with Migrateful, a cookery and language initiative where asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants teach their traditional cuisine.
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 Ahmad’s cooking class where you’ll learn to prepare some beautiful traditional Lebanese dishes, hear the stories behind the recipes and be transported to a Lebanese kitchen for the evening.
“My name is Ahmad and I’m from Lebanon. I was shot by two bullets while I was working as a paramedic for the Lebanese Red Cross 10 years ago, so now I’m in a wheelchair. My hobbies include wheelchair basketball, swimming and cooking. I gain so much pleasure from cooking, I love the smell of freshly prepared food – especially when it contains garlic and coriander! Since Lebanon is located in the heart of the Middle East by the Mediterranean sea, its food combines the tastes and traditions of several civilisations and Arab cuisines.”
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. Book soon to avoid disappointment!
If this class is fully booked – join us for the next one! Each month Migrateful chefs will be bringing their traditional cuisine and teaching a new class at St Ethelburga’s.
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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