The Stories On Our Plate (SOOP) supper club series celebrates cuisines showcased by refugee, former refugee and asylum seeker, and migrant chefs. Celebrating our differences through the shared experience of a meal underlines our philosophy. At SOOP, taste, memory and stories are the common denominators that unite us a people. We take diners to the kitchen table of our mothers and grandmothers, bringing up stories and notions of commensality that everyone can relate to. Stories On Our Plate (SOOP) is a social enterprise founded in 2016 that uses food challenge the marginalization of refugees living in the UK. Our monthly supper club series is only one part of the story. Central to SOOP is a culinary incubator training programme for refugees wishing to launch future food ventures of their own – aimed at also countering the employability barriers faced when seeking to pursue a career in the food industries. Our immersive programmes comprise of kitchen training, healthy eating advice, budgeting, language assistance, business and employability advice, and more. Our long term ambition is to expand SOOP’s social mission and establish a permanent community hub for programmes and dining experiences. We invite you to be part of our story. Expect an evening of storytelling from personal experiences of travelling to the UK, and food memories. Diners will also hear from SOOP, their philosophy and their training programme in 2017. In each month we showcase a different chef. These insightful and interactive evenings are not to be missed!
I'm in my twenties
Entrepreneur and Facilitator
What to expect at Jack's place
Thank you to SOOP and Mandana for the most glorious evening of delicious flavours and enlightening conversation. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, I learnt so much, the meal was so good and so generous and I loved hearing everyone's stories. I can't wait for the next one.
Jack 's experiences
A journey through my Cairo
'At home with Mandana' Persian Cooking Class
The time in Vienna and now