Through our culinary training program and social enterprise, Sanctuary Kitchen provides professional development and employment at an above-market wage for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Greater New Haven.
At Sanctuary Kitchen, we believe that sharing a meal and personal stories is a strong and meaningful gesture of welcome and acceptance, an intimate space in which simple and genuine cultural exchanges can occur. We believe in community and we hope that our programs will cultivate authentic connections between local residents and new arrivals. Food brings people to the table, enriches lives, and fosters mutual understanding across diverse cultures in the most delicious way possible.
One way to continue your support of Sanctuary Kitchen and our chefs, and to enjoy our delicious food, is to order prepared meals for yourself, family or friends!
Order on Monday
On Monday, place your Friday Menu orders by 5pm.
Pick up on Friday
Pick-up of you Friday order at Sanctuary Kitchen
109 Legion Ave, New Haven, between 4-6pm
Find us at These Farmers Markets
This Week's Menu
Sanctuary Kitchen has a weekly subscription. The Newsletter subscription is available at specific times throughout the year. Please check here for sign up for our e-newsletter for updates on when the subscription is being offered next.
Sanctuary Kitchen chefs create, develop, package, and sell unique, globally-inspired dishes celebrating their heritage. Choose from Afghan, Sudanese, Mauritian, Nepali, Iraqi and Syrian cuisines!
Sanctuary Kitchen is the only place in New Haven where this diverse array of cuisines is available.
By enjoying our food, customers are directly supporting professional development, intercultural understanding, and above-market wages for refugee and immigrant women.
Since its founding in 2017, Sanctuary Kitchen has provided high-volume catering to a variety of clients, including family celebrations, corporate offices, and universities.
Consider Sanctuary Kitchen for all your catering needs, including: brunch, luncheons, dinners, parties, showers, corporate meetings, seminars and conferences, and other special events.
Culinary Training Program
Our 6-month training program begins with interactive classes in Culinary ESL and Culinary arts, followed by job readiness training.
Participants are paid and fully integrated as part of a collaborative team preparing food for sale with the support and guidance of a culinary director and the larger Sanctuary Kitchen team.
Sanctuary Kitchen is generously supported by a dedicated group of individual and family donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors. Thank you to the following supporters for investing in our growth and impact:
The International Association of New Haven
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Women & Girls Fund and Basic Needs Fund
the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation
The Cornelia Bessie Memorial Foundation
The Coville Triest Family Foundation
Town Fair Tires
Connex Credit Union
Honeycone Ice Cream
and the many individual supporters who support Sanctuary Kitchen through volunteering, purchasing our food, and providing financial support. Thank you!