Recipes rebuilding lives

We run cooking classes led by refugees and migrants. Delicious and purposeful!

Welcome to Migrateful

We run cookery classes led by migrant chefs who are struggling to integrate and access employment, due to legal and linguistic barriers. Our mission is to empower and celebrate our chefs on their journey to employment and independence.

Corporate team building

Migrateful chefs

The Migrateful chef family now represents over 30 different countries. Find out more about our chefs and the stories that brought them to the UK.


Cookery classes

Learn delicious and authentic recipes from around the world, practice a different language, and meet new people for a cultural exchange online and in person.  

Migrateful’s cookery classes help support migrants and refugees struggling to rebuild their lives.

We call these Open Classes or Public Classes, interchangeably. You can buy tickets via Eventbrite from our website. Gift Vouchers are also available for open classes (and only open classes).

Corporate group classes

Looking for the perfect team building activity for your office, whilst also making a huge difference to the life of our refugee chefs? 

Or how about an online corporate class for your remote team? A fun and socially responsible alternative to zoom games!

How to choose between a Corporate or Private class: who is paying the class? If it’s a company/organisation, then you want a Corporate group class. If it’s paid by private individuals, you want a Private group class.

Private group classes

Would you like to have a private session with your family and or friends? A familiar experience cooking and having fun together, led by one of our chefs?

Or maybe you are looking for a way to connect online with your loved ones? Our private group online classes might be what you need!

Corporate team building
How to choose between a Corporate or Private class: who is paying for the class? If it’s a company/organisation, then you want a Corporate group class. If it’s paid for by private individuals, you want a Private group class.

Gift vouchers

Why not gift your loved one the chance to learn a brand new cuisine and support our amazing chefs to rebuild their lives! One gift voucher entitles you to attend a cookery class with any of our chefs.


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Latest artcles from Migrateful blog

Why Can’t we #lifttheban? Questioning the UK’s…
Last week, a government advisory body called for the end of the UKs work ban on asylum seekers. The Home Office insist on its benefits, whilst #lifttheban supporters raise concerns about modern slavery, cost to taxpayers and the urgent need for frontline staff.
December 22, 2021
Controversial New Nationality & Borders Bill Passed…
A new Nationality & Borders bill has been passed in UK parliament. It has been described as an attack on refugee rights and criticized for breaching international law. The bill includes changes that would mean residents could have their citizenship stripped without notification, people rescuing refugees could be prosecuted and asylum seekers could be processed outside the UK & handled differently depending on their route.
December 10, 2021
New Detention Centre to be Built in…
The UK Home Office have recently announced their plans for the construction of a new immigration detention centre. The centre would be situated in Hassockfield, County Durham and is expected to hold around 80 women. It would also be the first detention centre built by the Home Office since 2014.
July 7, 2021


Looking for delicious, authentic food for your event? Employ a Migrateful Alumni to do the catering! Many of our alumni chefs have gone on to set up their own catering businesses. Due to the size of Migrateful, we receive frequent catering requests, but find that our alumni chefs sometimes struggle to find demand for their services, especially when they are just starting out.

two hands breaking an egg on top of a hot grill
Two black women wearing a white apron with the purple and orange Migrateful logo, standing in front of a table with pots and cooking ingredients

Solidarity Fund

Many of our chefs are unable to legally work and have no recourse to public funds whilst they are awaiting a decision from the Home Office about their immigration status. Our solidarity fund enables them to pay for some of their basic needs such as transport and food.