Welcome To mera kitchen collective
BALTIMORE-BASED FOOD COOPERATIVE FOCUSED ON THE EMPOWERMENT AND GROWTH OF REFUGEE + IMMIGRANT WOMEN.
Mera Kitchen Collective was formed to address the needs to refugee women in Baltimore City. We believe that providing access to a vibrant community and a living wage are the keys to long-term happiness.
In that spirit, we formed Mera Kitchen Collective as a cooperative. Each one of our chefs has ownership in this enterprise that we built together. This allows for each individual to not only strengthen her culinary expertise, but also build equity and have a voice in the operations. 100% of our proceeds go to our chefs, their families, and to support refugees in Baltimore.
Mera Kitchen Collective pop-up events are created to provide our diners with an incredible experience - and our chefs with both professional exposure and income. Each meal features a different chef with her 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 woman 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: TO PROVIDE REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT WOMEN WITH ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS THROUGH TRUE OWNERSHIP AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS.
MERA KITCHEN COLLECTIVE EVENTS
Our pop-up events are held all around Baltimore City - in homes and restaurants. These events are hosted by Mera Kitchen Collective and food is created by our chefs. Each event features cuisine from a different region and each chef has her own unique story to share with you. 100% of our proceeds go to help refugees in Baltimore. We hope you'll join us!