Our refugee resettlement and asylum-seeker advocacy partners reach out to us when they receive a client interested in pursuing a career in the culinary arts.
We place participating chefs in paid culinary internships at local restaurants, culminating in a dinner led by the emerging chef where we collect 50% of revenue.
After the internship and dinner, the restaurant and chef decide if they’d like to make the position permanent.
By partnering with Tables Without Borders (TWB), your restaurant will host a culinary internship for a talented refugee or asylum-seeker and a TWB dinner. Our popular dinners are a great way of attracting new customers and building community around your tables.Get In Touch
By partnering with TWB, your refugee or asylum-seeking clients will receive a paid culinary training internship and a path to a full-time job with one of our vetted restaurant partners.Get In Touch
Do you want to support refugees and asylum-seekers in your community? By attending a TWB dinner, you will enjoy an authentic and delicious meal while helping your new neighbor pursue a career in the culinary arts.Get In Touch
For three nights in Fall 2019, Chef Ahmed Nejat of Afghanistan collaborated with head chef Philip Thompson of Härth at Hilton McLean.
On each night of World Refugee Week 2019, a DC restaurant welcomed an emerging refugee or asylum-seeking chef into the kitchen and offered a unique menu combining the restaurant and chef’s signature flavors.