• Blablacooks world cuisine workshop •
Workshops that get people talking!
Experiencing intercultural encounters
Broaden your culinary and cultural horizons!
Since 2021, the Montpellier-based association Blablacooks has been offering participatory world cuisine workshops run by expatriate cooks in France in order to encourage encounters between new arrivals and local Montpellier residents. Some cooks have been living in France for a few years, others have arrived recently.
There are between 6 and 10 participants per workshop. The workshops are led by an amateur or professional cook of foreign origin and a facilitator who helps the cook and acts as a link between him/her and the participants.
The interest of the Blablacooks workshops: To encourage intercultural "living together", meetings between locals and newcomers in a friendly atmosphere. To bring together old and new Montpellier residents around the table, a place for sharing. To encourage social cohesion and fight against prejudice. To encourage the creation of links and dialogues between cultures, formal and informal multicultural networks.
The workshops allow you to discover, enjoy, have fun, learn, meet and do things together.
For whom: For cooks who wish to share their culture of origin through cooking and meet "locals" in the Montpellier metropolis while practising oral French. For participants with a passion for cooking, for people from Montpellier who are curious about others, to meet local people.
A brief history of the workshops already held:
- Turkish cuisine with Hala Sodan
- Ukrainian cuisine with Inna
- Brazilian cuisine with Fernanda
- Japanese cuisine with Yué
- Eritrean cuisine with Tigisit
The workshops are offered twice a month. They last 3 hours and are divided into 2 hours of participatory workshops and 1 hour of shared meal.
The dates are announced regularly on the Facebook and Instagram networks of Blablacooks according to the availability of the cooks.
The workshops take place once a month in the kitchen of the co-working space at the Halle Tropisme on Sunday noon or one weekday evening at "La Prairie Mimosa-Tuck Shop" located in the city centre, Saint-Roch district. Workshops are also offered in the homes of Montpellier residents who lend their kitchens for the occasion.
The workshops last 3 hours and are divided into 2 hours of participatory workshops and 1 hour of shared lunch
Open to all food lovers and the curious!
This price includes :
- The teaching and preparation session
- The meal
For your information, this price covers the cost of the ingredients and the cook's salary, but it is based on total voluntary work for the organisation, the animation, the communication and the overall running of the association. If you like the project and wish to participate in its sustainability, any donation will be greatly appreciated!