Turning Tables is a social start-up that fosters integration in order to build a stronger, more diverse German society. We deliver tailored programs that connect and qualify refugees in need of jobs and the gastronomy and hospitality sectors who are looking for long-term, skilled employees.
Vision and Mission
Turning Tables began as an incubator project supported by Thrive International e.V. with the goal of empowering refugees by providing opportunities for professional training and stable employment in the gastronomy and hospitality sector. Food as a tool for integration, combined with the gastronomy sector’s workforce need, inspired Turning Tables’ founding in 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis.
Today, Turning Tables focuses on short and longer-term programs, like our signature Step-IN Program, and other services such as mentoring and recruiting. Our aim is to build sustainable programs that cover all aspects of integration into the working place.
We are a team of international experts with experience in entrepreneurship, international development, gastronomy and social work and a passion for cultural exchange, social inclusion and diversity.