In this third year of the Orange House we have been extremely fortunate to partner with Humanity Now. Humanity Now is a direct Refugee Relief funding program that provides funds for sustainable projects benefiting refugees either emergently or with an eye on long term investment opportunities. Our partnership has resulted in a cooking class which meets six hours per week for eight weeks. The class has drawn diverse participation with men and women from all over the world (Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Cameroon just to name a few) learning Greek cooking. The goal is to make students proficient in Greek cooking so that they can enter the restaurant industry either here in Athens or sharing the magic of Greek cuisine around the world! We hope this will help students get jobs using the skills they learned here at the Orange House with the help of Humanity Now. Examples of dishes include Greek mezze, moussaka, dakos, tzatziki, keftedes (a small selection of the wide range of Greek dishes being taught at this course). We are hopeful these skills translate into new jobs and are grateful for Humanity Now’s support (and for the delicious food made here at the Orange House every Saturday)!
Check out our Instagram for some tantalizing photos of the sumptuous dishes and visit Humanity Now’s website at