Breaking barriers by breaking bread

Community News 04.12.17

Abel & Cole hosted its first Refugees Welcome Dinner recently. Through the organisation Purpose (, businesses and community groups are connected with refugees and asylum seekers in their local area. The concept is pretty simple. We all have to eat and sharing a meal is one of the easiest ways to break down barriers. Social isolation and poverty are two of the biggest plights for refugees and asylum seekers, so a night out to enjoy lovingly-made food makes a pretty big difference.

15 of our Abel & Cole colleagues put on their best hosting manners and our Chefs Paul, Sam and Jassy cooked up a scrumptious three course meal – fishcakes or mushroom cakes for starters, bean chilli with home-made guacamole and corn-bread for mains and mincemeat tart with date syrup for dessert.

Abel & Cole’s 25 guests came from as far as Mauritius, Congo, Malawi and Albania. We’re pretty proud of the delicious food prepared and the warm welcome provided by all of our colleagues who helped to make it a memorable evening.

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