Recipe for independence
Cook and live how you want!
We emancipate through cooking
The first step to independence is strong self-esteem. We strengthen the readiness to make decisions, build awareness of our own skills, support the belief that by acting, we can change something for the better and the conviction that our opinion is important.
We arouse interest in food and the world. We show you how to eat and support our planet. We develop creativity, invite to try new flavors and courage to try new things. We create the strength of the community of the table.
Together, we look for solutions on how to peel an onion, but also how to make something out of nothing, how to shop, how to listen and how to work with others. We teach young people, educators and volunteers. Chefs teach with us, and we all learn from young people.
Life after foster care
Every year, about 2,000 adult pupils leave the walls of institutional orphanages. They are to start a new life in which they cannot find themselves. They are twice as likely to be unemployed as their peers, and 90% of them exhibit symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder often seen in soldiers). Most do not believe in themselves.
A pioneer in children’s cooking education. The founder of the first and the largest cooking school for children in Poland, Little Chef. Since 2007, she proves that the kitchen is a school where you can learn history, geography, maths and foreign languages. An extraordinary person and the heart of the foundation, full of empathy, energy and optimism.
A specialist in turning words into action. She believes that great ideas can only be implemented through cooperation, so at night she dreams of a multifunctional platform connecting ideas with those who want to implement them. She turns culinary workshops into soft skills training with an extraordinary sense of humor. She passionately studies maps and chooses the most difficult routes in order to descend from them and find the least obvious exits.
A specialist in releasing creative potential, passionate about nature and inner peace. In the foundation, she deals with communication and program development. She cares for the well-being of volunteers and the team and patiently raises the digital competences of workshop participants. Foundation’s third eye — introduces peace and sustains meaning.
Foundation in numbers
Recipe for independence
Support our youth!
Thanks to your regular payments, we can reach young people who are just taking their first steps in adult life.
Samodzielność od kuchni
Dzięki Twoim regularnym wpłatom możemy docierać do młodzieży, która właśnie stawia pierwsze kroki w dorosłym życiu.
Your donation will be given to the organization of a meeting in a training apartment, educational workshops for educators or workshops for young people.
Fundacja Samodzielność od kuchni
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