Hella Food is a program for youths (18-29). The goal of Hellafood is to open a path to studies or a career for its participants. Hella food also aims to provide the participants with a lifelong skill that will be helpful in their day-to-day life. During the five-month-long course, the participants have the chance to learn from some of the best chefs in Helsinki, chefs from places like Ultima, Basbas, Maannos, Shelter, Ragu, Ora, Naughty Burger and many more. Workshops are going to be held at Flavour studio in Helsinki. During Hellafood the participants will have the chance to see what it is like to work in a real restaurant kitchen, we will visit some of the best kitchens in town and meet the people who run them. The participants will also work closely with a personal career-counselor to help them get a “foot in the door.” The course will end in a pop-up-restaurant that the course participants will run. The participants will be in charge of the whole project (concept planning, menu planning & execution, budgets and all the other things needed to open a restaurant).
Hella Food provides its participants with crucial and practical skills in the restaurant world, during the course the participants will have the chance to meet and to cook with some of the best chefs in Helsinki which gives them a significant advantage when trying to get into the industry. The course will be thoroughly documented so that the participants can clearly show what they have learned when applying for a studyplace or a job.