Project Chefugee began in April 2016 by Madrid for Refugees (MFR) due to a large number of refugees who were professional chefs and kitchen assistants in their home countries.

Through pop-up style dinners around Madrid, guests from various countries have been able to savour authentic cuisine that they wouldn’t find otherwise in the city’s gastronomic landscape. Over the course of the dinner, guests can meet and mingle with the chefs to learn a little more about their culture, their background, and their extraordinary life stories. Our goal is to provide a unique opportunity for refugees to share their home country’s rich culinary traditions while earning decent wages in exchange.