Location - Barcelona, Spain
Since 2017 there has been a surge in migrants arriving in Spain, which means there has been increased demand for social services, resources and programmes which help migrants intergrate into Spanish society and also enter the formal economy. Mescladis was developed as a culinary training programme for migrants and Spanish youth who struggle to find employment. They are given the opportunity to learn the practical skills required to work in a professional kitchen which they can then use to find employment in the hospitality and tourism industries. The students at Mescladis run cookings classes for travellers which helps generate income for the programme. Travellers who participate in the cooking class get to learn about how Spanish culture has blended with other cultures both historically and recently, whilst preparing and trying delicious meals.