The Migrant Kitchen
A migration of taste and technique from the Middle East to Latin America.
About The Migrant Kitchen
In October 2019, two friends—Nas and Dan—teamed up to create The Migrant Kitchen: a long-dreamt-of catering business that focused on providing meaningful opportunities for immigrants to showcase the cuisines and cultures of their home countries while earning more than just minimum wage. As COVID continued to change the way we lived and ate, Migrant Kitchens’ operation quickly grew into something much greater. Within the next few months, TMK was serving over 60,000 meals a week to food insecure communities across NYC.
The mission of Migrant Kitchen? To represent a migration of taste and technique from the Middle East to Latin America. Their menu pays homage to the cultural and culinary roots of founders Nas and Dan, and is rooted in the belief that food mirrors humanity: creative, collaborative...and a little nonconformist. Portions of every meal purchased go towards providing meals to New Yorkers in need.
Migrant Kitchen began by serving nearly 10,000 meals a day to food insecure communities and healthcare workers during the height of the pandemic. Their work continued to evolve, taking them to 23 cities across 3 countries in 2 continents serving over 2.5 million meals in 2020. Since then, they have surpassed 3 million meals through meal distributions to those in need.