Stories On Our Plate (SOOP) is a social enterprise that uses food to challenge the marginalisation of refugees living in the UK.
Central to SOOP is a culinary training programme for refugees, aimed at countering the barriers they face when seeking careers in the UK's food industries.
And integral to our training programme are our amazing SOOP events - story-based supper clubs and pop-up dining experiences which will bring communities and our culinary participants together over wonderful food. By celebrating our differences through the shared experience of a meal we open up new possibilities and ideas of belonging, and this is what underlines our SOOP philosophy. By making SOOP events a central part of our training programme, we provide a forum to challenge negative attitudes towards refugees which represent one of the most significant barriers to employment that refugees face.