This Founder Is Broadening Americans’ Culinary Horizons While Empowering Refugees

Group photo of the staff members of Eat Offbeat.
In addition to providing jobs to refugees with untapped talent and giving Americans the chance to taste new cuisines, one of Eat Offbeat’s major goals is to change the narrative around refugees, Kahi explains. She says that the company tries to avoid framing its chefs based on their status, as refugees, and avoid constructions such as “refugee chefs.” In all of the company’s external communication, Kahi says it strives to portray its chefs as happy, courageous and resilient, while erasing the negative connotation of refugees as people who are vulnerable or need help.   View Article