Our Mission

To harness the power of the culinary industry to help refugees build new lives in their new communities.

our restaurant

Now open in Brooklyn and accepting reservations! Gift cards available here.  

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Emma’s Torch personifies what’s great about this country and what’s great about giving back and allowing people to find hope and prosperity in the greatest country alive.
— Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
 
 

Our program

A twelve-week, paid apprenticeship program with over 500 hours of culinary training.

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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
 

Our Menu

Our restaurant serves seasonal New American cuisine - prepared by our new American students. 

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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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