The Kit: Newcomer Kitchen

Agency: Plastik Films
Client: The Kit
Partners: Newcomer Kitchen, The Depanneur & Toronto Star
Digital Director: Caitlin Kenny
Art Director: Celia Di Minno
Camera A: Brent Kore
Camera B: Matthew Parrish
Photographer: Luis Mora

We shot video content for the The Kit's website feature on The Depanneur's Newcomer Kitchen plus a 60s doc with one of the main chefs Nadima Kingo. The video was also used in a Toronto Star's story behind the stoyr. See the full project here.

More About the Newcomer Kitchen:
Newcomer Kitchen fired up its stoves in 2016, shortly after the Trudeau government welcomed 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada. Hosted out of The Depanneur, a open kitchen space in Toronto’s west end, the project started as a small gathering spot for Syrian women to connect, make home-cooked meals, and create a community on the other side of the world. The Kitchen quickly became a hub; it now includes 60 women.

Profits for the weekly meal service are split among the cooks, and founders Len Senater and Cara Benjamin-Pace have plans to replicate the model internationally.

Today, about 10 apron-clad women are cooking for the weekly meal service.

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