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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Our program

An eight-week, paid apprenticeship program with 400 hours of culinary training.

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. 

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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