A culinary playground
Kanteen25 is a culinary playground where we celebrate young talent, diversity, social connection, and good food. Our kitchen is the home of Cooks25: a training program for refugees who share the ambition to develop their skills within the field of hospitality. We see food as the carrier of true connection: we cook, we eat, we share. We envision a future in the restaurant industry full of creativity, respect for people and resources.
We’re on a mission to change the restaurant game for good. We do this by training refugees, and by serving exciting and culturally enriched food to our guests. With a no-waste mindset, we maximize the value of our ingredients and use everything we can to create beautiful dishes. We base all our decisions on three central pillars: be local, be sustainable, or make a social impact. We believe that we can make a positive impact together.
We believe everyone deserves an equal opportunity for a better future. In collaboration with City of Amsterdam, we developed Cooks25: an in-house hospitality program turning refugees into talents in the commercial kitchen. After trainees complete the program, we place them in a company within the field of hospitality.