Refettorio Paris

Paris / France / 2018

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The idea of Refettorio Paris was conceived by Food for Soul, a non-profit organisation founded by chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore to empower communities to fight against food waste through social inclusion.


The organisation began with creating Refettorio Ambrosiano in Milan in 2015 with subsequent projects launched in Brazil, London, Modena and Bologna. Each project is unique and shaped on the needs of the local community, but they all share a common approach based on quality of ideas, power of beauty and value of hospitality.


The word "Refettorio" comes from the Latin reficere, meaning ‘to re-make’, but also ‘to restore’. It was originally a place where monks gathered together to share their daily meal.


With the help of different partners, we restore and renovate neglected spaces transforming them into inspiring community kitchens, open Monday to Friday, where people in situations of social vulnerability can feel welcome, and where the local community can rediscover the value of the abandoned and the potential behind food surplus. Renowned chefs are also invited to share their creativity and expertise and cook delicious and healthy meals for our guests using surplus ingredients. By doing so, we want to raise awareness on the value of food and on the importance of quality and hospitality to restore dignity.


Refettorio Paris is located below the church of La Madeleine, in the crypt. There is a lateral entrance on the right hand side of the church.


Church of La Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris
France

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    The idea of Refettorio Paris was conceived by Food for Soul, a non-profit organisation founded by chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore to empower communities to fight against food waste through social inclusion. The organisation began with creating Refettorio Ambrosiano in Milan in 2015 with subsequent projects launched in Brazil, London, Modena and Bologna. Each project is unique and shaped on the needs of the local community, but they all share a common...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Client Food for Soul
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Restaurants / Interior Design
    • Websitehttps://refettorioparis.com/
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