ReStart Cooking, our flagship initiative, is a fresh food vendor enterprise that brings people together through the shared love of food.

Together with International Protection Applicants and local community members, our team cooks a variety of traditional dishes from International Protection Applicants home countries spanning Zimbabwe, to Bahrain and India.

These dishes are packaged and sold at catering events and our market stall. International Protection Applicants are empowered with the soft business skills necessary to operate the stall, gaining practical skills while integrating with the local community.

This year, thanks to the support of the Department of Justice and Equality Communities Integration Fund, we are developing an educational cookbook that showcases culture from across the world. Stay tuned on our social media @ReStartIRL to keep up to date with our progress!