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Community Dinners Launch

Last time we talked, we said we at Pomegranate Kitchen were going to take a pause in our catering activities, and research the options that we had available in order to continue sustainably. As you all know, Pomegranate Kitchen helps refugees and newcomers get commercial cooking skills, New Zealand work experience, jobs, and help integrating […]

Our Next Step

As you all know, Pomegranate Kitchen helps refugees and newcomers get commercial cooking skills, New Zealand work experience, jobs, and help integrating into their new community. For the last several years, we provided that training and integration support within the commercial arm of our catering business. In a nutshell: we’ve been running a small training […]

Take-Aways for Gardens Magic 2019

One of our favourite summer activities in Wellington is the Gardens Magic concerts in the Botanic Garden. From Tues 22nd Jan through Sun 27th Jan, we’ll be selling wraps or ‘finger food’ dinner boxes for people to take to the concerts. Don’t worry about making your own picnic after work and treat yourself to something […]

One year on…

Press release: Life is better for refugee cooks one year on22 February 2018 Life has changed for the better for the women who work in Wellington’s Pomegranate Kitchen – a pioneering business that provides employment opportunities for women from refugee backgrounds. A recent internal evaluation found that the chefs who work for Pomegranate Kitchen have […]

Pomegranate Kitchen Turns One

  Wow! It has been one year since we launched at Moore Wilson’s in our pop up, and launched our Pledgeme crowdfunding campaign on the same day. What an incredible journey this last year has been. We can safely say we had no idea how big we would grow, and we never could have guessed […]

Pomegranate has a new kitchen!

Recently, we have moved into our own kitchen, and we’re very excited about it! Since we started, we have been sharing a small kitchen with an existing restaurant, using it just in the mornings. This was because, at the beginning, we wanted to see whether our idea was sustainable, and it was expensive to set […]