Virksomhed Vollsmose Catering
I’ll keep this as brief as I can because I am concerned about repeating myself. If you want to find out the full story with these photographs (and it is inspiring) you can find out more by visiting my earlier post called “Arabic asylum seekers in Denmark”.
The title for this post is a little misleading. Unlike the first post on this subject, the women involved in this project were not exclusively from Arabic countries. A few of them were from Vietnam. In a nutshell, these ladies had escaped from abusive relationships in their original countries and found solace in Denmark. Danish company ISU Plus had created a business in which these women could flourish. They would run the business themselves, and utilizing the skill sets that they had naturally built up over their lives as mothers. In this instance that skill was catering.
I spent a week with in their company. The language barrier was not really an issue because I had a very good translator. The business model that these ladies had created was excellent, and I was blessed to get to sample their skills. I was made to feel very welcome, and I was lucky to get fed by these masters cooking. I had to pinch myself because at one point I was sat at a table eating a glorious and exotic Arabic and Vietnamese, in the company of ten extremely happy and friendly women – none of them spoke English. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
As I mentioned earlier, you can read more about the project and its outcome in the earlier post.