Provins Mat (Province Food)

Setting up a catering company and café utilising the culinary skills of migrants.

Project summary: 

EAFRD supported the establishment of a new enterprise in Botkyrka, Sweden that is utilising the culinary skills of local workers includes many who were born abroad. Its dishes are influenced by Arabic and Pakistani cuisine. The initiative is a great example of social entrepreneurship that could be spread to other sectors.

Project results: 

The project has created a financially viable social enterprise that is drawing on local knowledge and know-how. Many of its recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.

The business is continuing to grow and the kitchen has reached full capacity.

The next step is to spread to other areas of Sweden and to continue to widen the influences on its cuisine to all five continents of the world.

In 2013 the project was nominated for the best integration project in Sweden.