Stories On Our Plate – SOOP is a newly founded, SOAS student and alumni-led social enterprise which uses food to challenge the marginalisation of refugees living in the UK. Central to SOOP is our culinary training programme for refugees, aimed at overcoming the multiple barriers they face to entering careers in the food and catering industries. Our multifaceted programme not only fosters greater employability through immersive English language training, kitchen skills and accreditation, but also promotes the use of food and storytelling to combat prejudice and facilitate social inclusion. Celebrating our differences through the shared experience of a meal underlines our SOOP philosophy.
Our pilot training programme is set to launch in April 2017; you can support our work through attending one of our fundraising supper clubs and/or by donating to our crowdfunding campaign, and follow us on social media for updates on other food and story-based events coming soon.
SOOP’s Co-Founders are – Jack Fleming, Jolien Benjamin and Laura Love-Petschl.
Eat with SOOP: grubclub.com/stories-on-our-plate-soop