Become a Migrateful Chef

Any London or Brighton based refugee, asylum seeker or migrant who meets the criteria can apply

Next Cohort: London & Brighton

Any London based refugee, asylum seeker or migrant who meets the criteria can apply.

Application deadline: midnight, Wednesday 15th December 2021
Open Day: Tuesday 21st December 2021, 10 am – 2.30 pm. If you would like to understand more about Migrateful come to our Open Day to observe a cookery class with a Migrateful chef and to have a chance to meet the Migrateful team. Location: Migrateful Cookery School (address below). 
Interviews (via Zoom): Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd December 2021 

We will take you on a journey from passionate home cook to confident cookery class teacher. By the end of the training program you will be ready to teach cookery classes for Migrateful which you will be paid for if you have the right to work. Once qualified you will be invited to teach at least one London based cookery class a month. The class will be easily accessible by public transport.

The course will consist of 10 weeks of chef training twice a week: online (Mondays) and in-person (Thursdays) 10:00-1500 starting 20th January. The location of in-person training is at the Migrateful Cookery School (address below).

Training dates recap

Days: Twice a week, Monday (Online) and Thursday (Migrateful Cookery School), for 10 weeks
Hours: from 10:00 to 15:00 (core hours)
Starting date: May 20022
Location: Migrateful Cookery School, 3 Corners Centre, Corporation Row, London EC1R 0HU

For more information download our London Chef Training Brochure here.

Please note: Migrateful supports those who have experienced forced migration; for reasons of persecution, war, or poverty. In light of our mission, we do not accept applications from nationals of democratically and economically developed countries.

If you have any other questions, or if you’re looking to refer a client, please email

What to expect from the Migrateful program:

“A friend told me about Migrateful. The social experience of teaching the cookery classes was a really great way to address my loneliness. The classes allowed me to meet British people, which I really valued as I am going to live in this country for the rest of my life. Migrateful has been like a family to me, it filled me with love, it was a place where I could belong and people made me feel valued and trusted. I had to leave behind my family so it was so important for me to find a new one. Running the classes has also helped me to develop the idea of starting my own Afghan food company: People really love my Afghan food!”
Habib Sadat
Former Migrateful Afghan chef