Our Mission:

Empower.

We harness the strength of the culinary industry to empower refugees to build new lives in their new communities.

 
 
 

Our Program

Our culinary apprenticeship program gives our students the skills they need to be successful in a restaurant, catering, or food production kitchen. 

 

culinary training

Through our eight-week, paid apprenticeship program, our students receive 200+ hours of culinary training and licensing. They gain valuable work experience at our restaurant.

english 

Our students participate in accelerated English classes targeted towards the industry. 

job readiness 

We help our students prepare for all aspects of the job search, from interview preparation to communication style.

 
 
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Our Restaurant

Our restaurant in Brooklyn serves American cuisine with an international twist. The space is key to our students' success: they use it as a classroom and also gain valuable work experience during service. 

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Our Impact

100%

of job-seeking students were placed in culinary jobs in 2017.

These jobs have enabled our graduates to build a better life for themselves in New York City: some have moved out of the homeless shelters where they were living, others are making plans to bring their spouses and children to the U.S.

 
 

september 2017

Combining skill training with a menu filled with recipes from its cooks home countries, Emma’s Torch wants to offer refugees a chance in America’s kitchens.

Fast Company / Read Full Article

 

 
 

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