Cook & Connect

Maastricht is a town full of creative people, international students, and refugees with diverse backgrounds. Cook&Connect enables various multicultural groups to come together and exchange cultural perspectives. By working together with Yara, Ammar and Manoud (all from Syria) and vairous refugee cooks, we organize events where guests can try their Arabic food. Through this we empower refugees and locals to meet on a common ground to exchange stories, ideas and thoughts in order to get to know each other on a casual basis. For such events, we especially invite highly entrepreneurial people that may offer refugees a job perspective  in the Netherlands.
Additionally, our team caters for various organizations. This creates jobs for the cooks and prepare them for the Dutch working life. Moreover, the cooks get recognized and integrated into the Dutch society.
We hope to create a wide network of connections within Maastricht that is made up of people coming from all over the world.