A Social Gastronomy Project: Mamas’ Food

Mama’s Food is a Switzerland based catering project designed for HOFOGI – Hope For Girls Association. It aims to gather different mamas’ recipes that have been passed down generations, working on cultural preservation and exchange, serving a Swiss clientele.

HOFOGI and WTA come together:

•   to serve a lunch menu at Oxil, consisting of heirloom recipes.

•   To give catering service tailored to your needs

•   And to celebrate: Mamas’ Food Nights are time to get together, reach out and talk

about our cause and eat, sing, and dance!

%20 of the profits gained from such activities are put towards creating sustainable educational programs for disadvantaged women in Kenya, helping them gain employable skills such as hairdressing and tailoring.

Through the programme, Mama’s Food aims to empower disadvantaged women and help them experience the joy of creating their own luck and taking control over their talents and skills. Alongside a nine month extensive course, the girls receive counselling and classes on entrepreneurship skills and workshops on a wide variety of topics, giving them 360 support.

The project was first put together by Claudia Piller who supports the venture through her music and arts projects and is a successful entrepreneur herself. Since the launch of the collaboration, WTA serves as a culinary and business consultant to the project and works towards introducing Mama’s Food to more supporters.

So far, with your support Mama’s Food’s first graduates have been able to start production for their communities and gain financial freedom through their sales. Some of the participants are already working on their business plans to start their own ventures and others find job opportunities through our community networks.

But, we still need your help.

Through HOFOGI you can also support Mama’s Food with your donations or write to us to

find out about available volunteer roles or inquire about your catering needs.

To learn more about the parent organization HOFOGI:

To learn about WTA (Whet That Appetite):

To get to know Claudia a bit better and support her art:

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