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Josh Karpf

Member Since 27 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 12 2017 04:23 PM
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Topics I've Started

Portland's Renard's postmortem

30 September 2016 - 07:40 PM

This restaurant had needed a Kickstarter fund-raiser to open. But "the labor costs alone were enough to sink us," even at $9.50/hour, says the owner today:

 


Eat Offbeat: Refugee chefs' delivery startup in NYC

19 February 2016 - 02:10 PM

Eat Offbeat: Changing the Narrative Around Refugees One Home-Style Meal at a Time

http://www.nbcnews.c...le-meal-n518941

 

'Eat Offbeat' Food Delivery Startup Employs Refugees Who Cook Native Cuisine

http://www.huffingto...4b0b4eb759e5b87

 

"Authentic and home-style ethnic meals that are conceived, prepared and delivered by refugees resettled in NYC," per the startup's Web site.

 

The HP article says initial funding came from the Center for Social Ventures at Columbia University, though that's a Vanderbilt U. program. "Recruited through the International Rescue Committee" makes more local sense, since Columbia Law School, especially its Human Rights Institute, works a lot with IRC.

 

"Ethnic" per NBC News, "native" per the Huffington Post.

 

I hope they have better luck than Pittsburgh's Conflict Kitchen!