Social Entrepreneur Series - Unleash the hidden cooking talents [Food]
Mothers are doing their magical trick in the kitchen, turning ordinary ingredients into gourmet dishes with their skills and experience. Yet these delicacies often stay inside the family, remain to be appreciated by a broader audience.
Social Entrepreneur - Dodo Cheng (left) and Brandon Cheung (right)
The founders of “HOPEmade Sharing Kitchen”, Dodo Cheng and Brandon Cheung, noticed that lots of women from grassroots families possess excellent cooking skills. The two had the idea to make good use of restaurant kitchens during their non-peak hours for these ladies to make cakes, jam and herbal tea, etc. By selling these food products, they can earn an income, or even start their own brand and develop a career in the long run.
Going a step further, a 6 000 square feet cooking space was set up under the “Co-cooking HK” project which aims to recruit more women and to help them pursue their dreams with their cooking talents.
Talented home chefs demonstrate culinary skills to pursue their dreams beyond their role at homes.
The innovative venture mentioned above is funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and assisted and supported by the Fund’s intermediaries in project implementation. The details of the innovative venture are as follows:
Name of Organisation: Community Development Enhancement Fund Limited
Service nature: Food
Beneficiary group: Low-income Families
Project type: Start-up / Scale-up
Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator
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What is Social Entrepreneur Series?
Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration.
A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Food and Transport. What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.