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OUR MISSION: 

Harness the power of the culinary industry to help refugees build new lives in their new communities. Learn more.

Emma’s Torch is lighting the way for refugees to become chefs in the United States.
— Business Insider
 
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I come to New York, I have a job, a home, every person is my friend. I came with nothing, but now I have everything.
— Naseema, Emma's Torch Class of 2017
 
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While the staff is seasoning the beautiful dishes, they’re also changing the course of their lives in a way they didn’t know was possible.
— Huffington Post
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Emma’s Torch [...] will not be deterred in their pursuit of the American dream by any far-reaching executive orders that seek to trample the very values that so many across the United States hold dear.
— Glamour

Learn more about our Program and our impact.

 

Our Partners

We partner with some of the largest refugee resettlement and advocacy organizations in the world. Our partners help us identify refugees, asylees and survivors of human trafficking who would be a good fit for our program.