The unprivileged young adults from Kolkata are seen to be turning into your entrepreneurs. They seem to be having a turning point in their life by serving up enough European fare at a restaurant school in Kolkata.
The restraint school located in the Chetla area in Kolkata has a joint effort by a NGO named tomorrow’s Foundation and another French Ngo named Life Project 4 Youth along with a big support from the French consulate in Calcutta. This joint venture was initiated in the state on April 29.
The Constance, a France located volunteer and also a coach of this project said “We are now training 14 youngsters aged between 18-24 years in a one-year course divided into three sections spanning five days a week, where they learn English, IT skills, communication, personal skills and a micro-economic activity which in Toto’s case is cooking”.
This café or the lunch room has a space of 20 seating and is open for two or three days a week for lunch. The trainees who come here belong to different backgrounds. They may be orphans, victims of domestic violence, disabled and many others.
“We take in reservations 24-hours in advance and we serve only fresh food. We have recently started home delivery,” Constance added during the baking lecture in the class.
“So what’s on the menu?” He said.
“It’s mostly continental and French. It’s all vegetarian. We have items like apple pie, chocolate cake, vegetarian burgers, crepes, taboulis, and falafel with pita bread, hummus, and gazpacho and so on. Our customers are mainly foreigners and volunteers who have arrived in KOLKATA and want to eat some continental fare,” she said.
Then the constant added “Once the youth are trained, we will open for more days.”