Home Kitchen - An eatery showcasing the best food our diverse former refugee community has to offer!

By Tania Jones

NZ $31,191 pledged


235 people pledged


Closed


NZ $30,000 minimum target


100 100% Complete

Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 23/12/2018 at 7:00 PM (NZDT)

Make a Pledge

About

Home Kitchen - An Eatery Showcasing The Best Food Our Diverse Former Refugee Community Has To Offer!

Project 2018-08-31 12:47:48 +1200

A place where cultures unite, friendships are formed and stories are shared.

Home Kitchen is a social enterprise focused on empowering former refugees to flourish by providing work and training opportunities that showcase the diverse food and cultures that exist in the mighty Waikato.

 

Our Vision

We’ve teamed up with our mates at Yalla Yalla Cafe to launch the first stage of Home Kitchen - a pop up restaurant.

 

But wait - there’s more Home Kitchen goodness to come!

 

We’ll roll out other great taste experiences like cooking classes, catering and fundraising events that support refugee community initiatives here and overseas - providing more training & work opportunities, ka pai!

 

We believe that the power of sharing kai and culture helps build stronger communities. Home Kitchen is a place for people to truly experience the things that unite us - let’s build longer tables folks and not higher walls!

What can you expect at Home Kitchen?

At Home Kitchen we're all about creating an authentic dining experience, whether your joining us for a meal with friends, whanau or solo, you can guarantee an amazing taste experience! We'll run group Cooking Classes, either from Yalla Yalla Cafe or the comfort of your own home. Learn about different cultures, share stories and indulge in the beautiful diversity that exists right here in Hamilton.

 

We also care about showcasing other talents within the former refugee community and supporting refugee-led initiatives both here and overseas - this means you can expect future fundraising events and unique one-off dining experiences.

 

As a social enterprise, our profits will go towards providing more employment and training opportunities through Home Kitchen and supporting other refugee-led initiatives both here and overseas.

 

What will your money be spent on?

Help us achieve our goal and all those hard-working dollars will go towards setting up the pop up kitchen and launching our cooking classes. We are aiming to start with a team of six members from a range of diverse cultures, creating a unique dining experience. We also need practical items such as fridges, cooking equipment, food, menus, uniform - all the things you’d expect from an eatery!

The restaurant is just phase one of the Home Kitchen dream..

Stage One - Launch Home Kitchen pop-up restaurant & cooking classes early 2019

 

Stage Two - Fundraising events & unique dining experience that support refugee-led initiatives both here and overseas. Grow opportunities for training across hospitality, business management, marketing & sales.

 

Future dreams  - we have heaps of ideas on how we might grow Home Kitchen to increase our impact, like launching a catering service or food truck - would be cool to take the uniqueness of Home Kitchen on a road trip around Aotearoa! We’ll continue to dream up great plans, but for now we’re focused on launching Stage One of Home Kitchen.

 

Our Story

After following the refugee crisis and volunteering at Kara Tepe Camp in Lesvos, Greece, Tania returned to New Zealand seeking ways to better support those with a lived refugee experience to thrive, here in Aotearoa.

 

The inspiration for the name, Home Kitchen, came from volunteering with Katerina & Nikos of Home for a Day, a social kitchen supporting the refugee community living on Lesvos.  A greek couple, Katerina & Nikos have dedicated their life to creating a loving space where refugees can come and eat with friends, play music, dance, learn english and experience a small piece of normality before heading back to Moria Camp - a place described by those living there as a 'prison'. We hope to provide support to Home for a Day through fundraising events at Home Kitchen so that they can continue the wonderful work that they do.

 

There are over 65 million people being displaced globally, as at end of 2017 and one person becomes displaced every 2 seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence. That’s people like you and me. The greatest barriers for refugees resettling into a new country is language and employment opportunities, Home Kitchen is on a mission to demonstrate how things can be done differently. How together, we can create more opportunities for those with a lived refugee experience to gain employment, showcase their beautiful culture and as a result integrate successfully into the wider community.

 

Our vision is to create experiences where people can come together, connect over diverse dishes and learn more about what makes each of us unique as well as, united. A place where we are all valued. A place we can all call, home.

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Tania & The Home Kitchen Team

x

Our Team

The Home Kitchen Trust team is a collective of passionate individuals who have experience working directly with former refugees resettling in New Zealand. From left to right, Victoria Ferero (Community Advisor), Camilla Carty-Melis (Trustee), Tania Jones (Trustee) & Jason Penny (Trustee). We are in the process of hiring other members of the team who will help shape the values and experience of Home Kitchen....watch this space for new faces!

 

 

Partnership with Yalla Yalla Cafe

Yalla Yalla Cafe is a social enterprise and operates as a cafe between Monday - Saturday, 7.30am - 3pm. As part of their vision, to create connections within our community, the good folk at Yalla Yalla are providing the Home Kitchen team with the use of their cafe space in the evenings - amazing! Big aroha to the team at Yalla Yalla Cafe for giving us a leg-up & helping make Home Kitchen a reality - now it's over to you!

 

Be part of the Story

We're asking you to show some aroha and join the Home Kitchen support crew by helping us achieve our PledgeMe goal - in return we promise amazing taste experiences brought to you by a diverse group of individuals with passion and culture to boot! So, go on, pick a reward and make our dreams come true!

 

Web: homekitchen.co.nz

F: @HomeKitchenNZ

I: /homekitchennz

 

Comments

Updates 3

5 hours to go & new reward added!

21/12/2018 at 8:41 AM

We've added a new reward for those looking for a taste and dance experience!

Grab a loved one a group cooking class & dance experience! The Home Kitchen Team will take you through a 2hr cooking class with a spot of salsa sprinkled in for fun and laughter! Embrace your inner foodie and dance fanatic! This reward is for one place and they're unlimited! 

Jump across to the PledgeMe Page or share with someone you know will just LOVE LOVE LOVE this experience!

 

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5800-home-kitchen-an-eatery-showcasing-the-best-food-our-diverse-former-refugee-community-has-to-offer

Thanks for being a legend and supporting Home Kitchen! 

Tania & The Home Kitchen Team!

Only 19 hours left! We need your help to reach our goal! Share with 2 mates to spread the aroha!

20/12/2018 at 5:51 PM

What an amazing response by a bunch of beautiful people! We are so grateful for the support so far with just under $17k raised! Thank you so much!

We have 19 hours to go & need your help to reach our target! 

Please can you share with 2 mates and encourage them to join you in making Home Kitchen a reality - let's build a longer table for us all to eat from!

Together we know we can achieve this  - we only need another 150 people to pledge and we're there! We have up to 25 former refugees eagerly waiting for Home Kitchen to open. Share the aroha, fill the kete and help us to transform the lives of those that have had to flee their country - you're a legend!

PledgeMe https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5800-home-kitchen

Home Kitchen

#referamate #pledgeforus #homekitchennz

 

Check out our latest article on Stuff!

08/12/2018 at 3:20 PM

    Pledgers 235

    Claire Nichols
    2018-12-14 07:32:50 +1300

    "Awesome mahi. Go well "

    Barbara Matthews
    2018-12-13 22:27:13 +1300

    "Bringing the refugee community together with other Hamiltonians, using kai as a vehicle, is a simply brilliant concept."

    Jeff Howell
    2018-12-13 22:06:04 +1300

    "Please get there coz we really want to try the cuisine!!!"

    Danielle Lorberbaum
    2018-12-13 21:43:30 +1300

    "Doing amazing work Tania and team x "

    Erwin Liew
    2018-12-13 19:36:44 +1300
    Alice Denne
    2018-12-13 16:31:35 +1300
    Annabel Cotton
    2018-12-13 13:15:34 +1300

    "Good luck"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-13 12:52:36 +1300
    Nikki Crutchley
    2018-12-13 11:59:30 +1300

    "Good luck Tania and team! Nikki and Simon"

    Louise Hutt
    2018-12-13 11:10:00 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-13 09:10:10 +1300

    "Asana Donation"

    Jess Weller
    2018-12-13 08:45:58 +1300

    "Love your work home kitchen! Have pledged two of these so I can bring a friend....or a date :) "

    Jess Weller
    2018-12-13 08:44:25 +1300

    "Love your work Home Kitchen!"

    Donna Swart
    2018-12-13 08:44:24 +1300

    "I’m so grateful to have met Tania and can not wait to follow the journey and enjoy a beautiful meal from our beautiful community! 💜"

    Debbie
    2018-12-12 22:08:24 +1300

    "Good luck! I love the cause ❤️"

    Ed
    2018-12-12 21:24:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-12 20:14:40 +1300

    "Fabulous story!! You make me proud to be a Kiwi. Good luck. Dan"

    Roshanna Ebbett
    2018-12-12 18:55:38 +1300
    Amanda
    2018-12-12 17:19:52 +1300
    Belinda Kane
    2018-12-12 14:27:55 +1300

    "What a fantastic idea! Can't wait for you to be up and running :-)"

    Vicki Stephens
    2018-12-12 12:36:15 +1300
    Zinnia Almashat
    2018-12-12 12:35:57 +1300

    "Great work- all the best! Would love to hear more about this once it’s launched! "

    Lora Hagemann
    2018-12-12 12:16:30 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-12 10:08:24 +1300
    Daphne Bell
    2018-12-12 09:10:37 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-11 22:09:43 +1300
    Nicola
    2018-12-11 18:52:46 +1300
    Wobbley Picklet
    2018-12-11 18:24:49 +1300
    Lara Nettle
    2018-12-11 17:43:26 +1300
    Jemma Wilson
    2018-12-11 17:13:55 +1300

    "Looking forward to Opening Night! Jemma..xx"

    Followers 2

    Followers of Home Kitchen - An eatery showcasing the best food our diverse former refugee community has to offer!

    Home Kitchen - An Eatery Showcasing The Best Food Our Diverse Former Refugee Community Has To Offer!

    Project 2018-08-31 12:47:48 +1200

    A place where cultures unite, friendships are formed and stories are shared.

    Home Kitchen is a social enterprise focused on empowering former refugees to flourish by providing work and training opportunities that showcase the diverse food and cultures that exist in the mighty Waikato.

     

    Our Vision

    We’ve teamed up with our mates at Yalla Yalla Cafe to launch the first stage of Home Kitchen - a pop up restaurant.

     

    But wait - there’s more Home Kitchen goodness to come!

     

    We’ll roll out other great taste experiences like cooking classes, catering and fundraising events that support refugee community initiatives here and overseas - providing more training & work opportunities, ka pai!

     

    We believe that the power of sharing kai and culture helps build stronger communities. Home Kitchen is a place for people to truly experience the things that unite us - let’s build longer tables folks and not higher walls!

    What can you expect at Home Kitchen?

    At Home Kitchen we're all about creating an authentic dining experience, whether your joining us for a meal with friends, whanau or solo, you can guarantee an amazing taste experience! We'll run group Cooking Classes, either from Yalla Yalla Cafe or the comfort of your own home. Learn about different cultures, share stories and indulge in the beautiful diversity that exists right here in Hamilton.

     

    We also care about showcasing other talents within the former refugee community and supporting refugee-led initiatives both here and overseas - this means you can expect future fundraising events and unique one-off dining experiences.

     

    As a social enterprise, our profits will go towards providing more employment and training opportunities through Home Kitchen and supporting other refugee-led initiatives both here and overseas.

     

    What will your money be spent on?

    Help us achieve our goal and all those hard-working dollars will go towards setting up the pop up kitchen and launching our cooking classes. We are aiming to start with a team of six members from a range of diverse cultures, creating a unique dining experience. We also need practical items such as fridges, cooking equipment, food, menus, uniform - all the things you’d expect from an eatery!

    The restaurant is just phase one of the Home Kitchen dream..

    Stage One - Launch Home Kitchen pop-up restaurant & cooking classes early 2019

     

    Stage Two - Fundraising events & unique dining experience that support refugee-led initiatives both here and overseas. Grow opportunities for training across hospitality, business management, marketing & sales.

     

    Future dreams  - we have heaps of ideas on how we might grow Home Kitchen to increase our impact, like launching a catering service or food truck - would be cool to take the uniqueness of Home Kitchen on a road trip around Aotearoa! We’ll continue to dream up great plans, but for now we’re focused on launching Stage One of Home Kitchen.

     

    Our Story

    After following the refugee crisis and volunteering at Kara Tepe Camp in Lesvos, Greece, Tania returned to New Zealand seeking ways to better support those with a lived refugee experience to thrive, here in Aotearoa.

     

    The inspiration for the name, Home Kitchen, came from volunteering with Katerina & Nikos of Home for a Day, a social kitchen supporting the refugee community living on Lesvos.  A greek couple, Katerina & Nikos have dedicated their life to creating a loving space where refugees can come and eat with friends, play music, dance, learn english and experience a small piece of normality before heading back to Moria Camp - a place described by those living there as a 'prison'. We hope to provide support to Home for a Day through fundraising events at Home Kitchen so that they can continue the wonderful work that they do.

     

    There are over 65 million people being displaced globally, as at end of 2017 and one person becomes displaced every 2 seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence. That’s people like you and me. The greatest barriers for refugees resettling into a new country is language and employment opportunities, Home Kitchen is on a mission to demonstrate how things can be done differently. How together, we can create more opportunities for those with a lived refugee experience to gain employment, showcase their beautiful culture and as a result integrate successfully into the wider community.

     

    Our vision is to create experiences where people can come together, connect over diverse dishes and learn more about what makes each of us unique as well as, united. A place where we are all valued. A place we can all call, home.

     

    Thank you for your support,

     

    Tania & The Home Kitchen Team

    x

    Our Team

    The Home Kitchen Trust team is a collective of passionate individuals who have experience working directly with former refugees resettling in New Zealand. From left to right, Victoria Ferero (Community Advisor), Camilla Carty-Melis (Trustee), Tania Jones (Trustee) & Jason Penny (Trustee). We are in the process of hiring other members of the team who will help shape the values and experience of Home Kitchen....watch this space for new faces!

     

     

    Partnership with Yalla Yalla Cafe

    Yalla Yalla Cafe is a social enterprise and operates as a cafe between Monday - Saturday, 7.30am - 3pm. As part of their vision, to create connections within our community, the good folk at Yalla Yalla are providing the Home Kitchen team with the use of their cafe space in the evenings - amazing! Big aroha to the team at Yalla Yalla Cafe for giving us a leg-up & helping make Home Kitchen a reality - now it's over to you!

     

    Be part of the Story

    We're asking you to show some aroha and join the Home Kitchen support crew by helping us achieve our PledgeMe goal - in return we promise amazing taste experiences brought to you by a diverse group of individuals with passion and culture to boot! So, go on, pick a reward and make our dreams come true!

     

    Web: homekitchen.co.nz

    F: @HomeKitchenNZ

    I: /homekitchennz

     

    Comments

    5 hours to go & new reward added!

    21/12/2018 at 8:41 AM

    We've added a new reward for those looking for a taste and dance experience!

    Grab a loved one a group cooking class & dance experience! The Home Kitchen Team will take you through a 2hr cooking class with a spot of salsa sprinkled in for fun and laughter! Embrace your inner foodie and dance fanatic! This reward is for one place and they're unlimited! 

    Jump across to the PledgeMe Page or share with someone you know will just LOVE LOVE LOVE this experience!

     

    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5800-home-kitchen-an-eatery-showcasing-the-best-food-our-diverse-former-refugee-community-has-to-offer

    Thanks for being a legend and supporting Home Kitchen! 

    Tania & The Home Kitchen Team!

    Only 19 hours left! We need your help to reach our goal! Share with 2 mates to spread the aroha!

    20/12/2018 at 5:51 PM

    What an amazing response by a bunch of beautiful people! We are so grateful for the support so far with just under $17k raised! Thank you so much!

    We have 19 hours to go & need your help to reach our target! 

    Please can you share with 2 mates and encourage them to join you in making Home Kitchen a reality - let's build a longer table for us all to eat from!

    Together we know we can achieve this  - we only need another 150 people to pledge and we're there! We have up to 25 former refugees eagerly waiting for Home Kitchen to open. Share the aroha, fill the kete and help us to transform the lives of those that have had to flee their country - you're a legend!

    PledgeMe https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5800-home-kitchen

    Home Kitchen

    #referamate #pledgeforus #homekitchennz

     

    Check out our latest article on Stuff!

    08/12/2018 at 3:20 PM

      Claire Nichols
      2018-12-14 07:32:50 +1300

      "Awesome mahi. Go well "

      Barbara Matthews
      2018-12-13 22:27:13 +1300

      "Bringing the refugee community together with other Hamiltonians, using kai as a vehicle, is a simply brilliant concept."

      Jeff Howell
      2018-12-13 22:06:04 +1300

      "Please get there coz we really want to try the cuisine!!!"

      Danielle Lorberbaum
      2018-12-13 21:43:30 +1300

      "Doing amazing work Tania and team x "

      Erwin Liew
      2018-12-13 19:36:44 +1300
      Alice Denne
      2018-12-13 16:31:35 +1300
      Annabel Cotton
      2018-12-13 13:15:34 +1300

      "Good luck"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-13 12:52:36 +1300
      Nikki Crutchley
      2018-12-13 11:59:30 +1300

      "Good luck Tania and team! Nikki and Simon"

      Louise Hutt
      2018-12-13 11:10:00 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-13 09:10:10 +1300

      "Asana Donation"

      Jess Weller
      2018-12-13 08:45:58 +1300

      "Love your work home kitchen! Have pledged two of these so I can bring a friend....or a date :) "

      Jess Weller
      2018-12-13 08:44:25 +1300

      "Love your work Home Kitchen!"

      Donna Swart
      2018-12-13 08:44:24 +1300

      "I’m so grateful to have met Tania and can not wait to follow the journey and enjoy a beautiful meal from our beautiful community! 💜"

      Debbie
      2018-12-12 22:08:24 +1300

      "Good luck! I love the cause ❤️"

      Ed
      2018-12-12 21:24:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-12 20:14:40 +1300

      "Fabulous story!! You make me proud to be a Kiwi. Good luck. Dan"

      Roshanna Ebbett
      2018-12-12 18:55:38 +1300
      Amanda
      2018-12-12 17:19:52 +1300
      Belinda Kane
      2018-12-12 14:27:55 +1300

      "What a fantastic idea! Can't wait for you to be up and running :-)"

      Vicki Stephens
      2018-12-12 12:36:15 +1300
      Zinnia Almashat
      2018-12-12 12:35:57 +1300

      "Great work- all the best! Would love to hear more about this once it’s launched! "

      Lora Hagemann
      2018-12-12 12:16:30 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-12 10:08:24 +1300
      Daphne Bell
      2018-12-12 09:10:37 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-11 22:09:43 +1300
      Nicola
      2018-12-11 18:52:46 +1300
      Wobbley Picklet
      2018-12-11 18:24:49 +1300
      Lara Nettle
      2018-12-11 17:43:26 +1300
      Jemma Wilson
      2018-12-11 17:13:55 +1300

      "Looking forward to Opening Night! Jemma..xx"

      Followers of Home Kitchen - An eatery showcasing the best food our diverse former refugee community has to offer!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 23/12/2018 at 7:00 PM.