MERA KITCHEN COLLECTIVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Welcome To mera kitchen collective

BALTIMORE-BASED FOOD COOPERATIVE FOCUSED ON THE EMPOWERMENT AND GROWTH OF THE REFUGEE + IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY.

 
 
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Our Roots

Mera Kitchen Collective is a worker-owned cooperative focused on the empowerment of Baltimore's refugees and immigrants through food entrepreneurship. We believe that promoting equitable access to opportunities, building community, and providing living wages are the keys to long-term self-determination, independence, and happiness.

In that spirit, we formed Mera Kitchen Collective as a cooperative. Each one of our members/chefs has ownership in this enterprise that we built together. This allows for each individual to not only strengthen their culinary expertise, but also build equity and have a voice in the operations. Our proceeds go to our chefs, their families, and to support refugees in Baltimore.

 

Our EVENTS

Mera Kitchen Collective hosts pop-up events which provide our guests with a unique dining experience and our chefs with both professional exposure and income. Each meal features a different chef with their own unique story. As a diner, you will experience handmade food from a new part of the world while learning about the life of the individual who cooked it for you. Our chefs are experienced cooks who had to flee their home countries. Often, they have had to start their professional and personal lives from scratch - and they are eager to share their experience with you through food.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

our mission

OUR MISSION: TO PROVIDE UNDERREPRESENTED REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT INDIVIDUALS WITH ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS THROUGH TRUE OWNERSHIP AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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