Cooking Cultures

Cooking Cultures aims to establish an innovative approach with the intention to support low-skilled migrants to acquire the typical and soft skills needed to work in the Culinary Sector. Grounded on the facts that a high number of migrants work in the Culinary Sector in the EU, as well as that interest on ethnic cuisines is on rise, the project focuses on targeted training opportunities, which will offer better career perspectives to migrants away from undeclared work and exploitation; thus promoting their sustainable integration into the host EU societies.

Within this context, Cooking Cultures will:

  • Identify the specialties within the culinary sector that would better fit to migrants’ profile and accordingly assess migrants’ prior learning so as to define a renewed skillset in line with the demands of the sector;
  • Support low-skilled migrants to acquire the necessary hard and soft/intercultural skills in the culinary sector by developing tailor-made training programmes and materials;
  • Offer better career perspectives to migrants and in turn, increase their employability in the Culinary Sector, thus promoting migrants’ social and labour market integration.

During its 24-month lifetime, Cooking Cultures will directly and indirectly positively impact:

At least


trained tutors

At least


low-skilled migrants trained

At least


event participants /multipliers

Cooking Cultures at a glance:

Mapping report of culinary specialities

Training needs assessment report

Prior Learning Assessment approach (self-assessment tool for low-skilled migrants)

Consolidated training scheme - typology of qualifications and skills for the Culinary sector

1 online platform and digital training materials

Design and piloting of training courses for tutors and low-skilled migrants

3 multiplier / awareness raising events


  • Funding programme

    ERASMUS+ KA2 - Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education

  • Duration

    1/11/2019 – 31/10/2021

  • Budget

    167,960.00 EUR

  • Countries

    Turkey, Austria, Greece



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