This Canadian Kitchen Is Opening Its Doors To Syrian Refugees
The Depanneur, a culinary lab in Toronto, invites Syrian refugees to cook their native cuisine and share a taste of home with others.By Jake Godin, Connor Hickox | May 27, 2016
"And they were, like, looking at each other, going, 'We're supposed to do the cooking?' And I'm like, 'Yeah, yeah. Just come cook,'" said Len Senater, owner of The Depanneur, an eclectic food kitchen in Toronto.
"All of the sudden, the timber of the whole thing changed and they were talking and laughing and cooking and chopping and, it became ... just the whole place was just full of life, and I think that's really when we said okay, this is an amazing thing that we really should do.
"I'm Len Senater. I run The Depanneur here in Toronto. The Depanneur is a place where interesting food things happen. It's a venue I established about five years ago to showcase the amazing diversity of culinary talent we have in the city.