TLDR: Do good just by eating. Do your bit to help local food brands survive the pandemic and help create employment opportunities for vulnerable communities by ordering or dining at The Social Kitchen – Singapore’s first social enterprise cloud kitchen.

Easy-to-use interface for online ordering

Singapore’s first social enterprise cloud kitchen- The Social Kitchen, aims to serve two meaningful purposes: to provide jobs for vulnerable groups while helping local food brands survive the Covid-19 economic fallout.

Besides ordering online from the various local F&B brands under The Social Kitchen, you can also dine in at its flagship central kitchen which officially starts operations today (1 Aug 20).  With its huge glass window panel on level 4 of the YMCA building in Orchard Road, The Social Kitchen provides a pleasant natural light-filled environment for chit-chatting with friends and family over a meaningful meal.

Founders of The Social Kitchen, Mr Alvin Yapp and Mr Ang Kian Peng, both winners of the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Award:

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The brainchild of two President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Award winners Alvin Mark Yapp and Ang Kian Peng, The Social Kitchen launched its flagship central kitchen located at the Y Cafe YMCA. “The pandemic has hit many heritage food and beverage brands really hard, some as old as 90 years old. The main challenge for them today is manpower and rental. The creation of our cloud kitchen will give them a fighting chance in today’s Covid-19 world,” said Alvin Mark Yapp. “I have always wanted to make a real difference for not only the underprivileged and those with special needs, but also their caregivers. Sometimes we forget the economic impact on families associated with this demographic. All the F&B companies operating in The Social Kitchen are committed to hire people from disadvantaged communities such as people with disabilities, single mothers, low-income families, and their caregivers and family members so they can work side by side. We’re excited to be making a real difference with the Social Kitchen, Singapore’s first social enterprise cloud kitchen,” said Ang Kian Peng. #thesocialkitchensg

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PURPOSE OF THE SOCIAL KITCHEN

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin lending his support at the launch day of The Social Kitchen on 30 July 2020. Looking on is The Social Kitchen co-founder Alvin Mark Yapp.

HELP LOCAL F&B BRANDS SURVIVE COVID

“The pandemic has hit many heritage food and beverage brands really hard, some as old as 90 years old. The main challenge for them today is manpower and rental. The creation of our cloud kitchen will give them a fighting chance in today’s Covid-19 world”

Alvin Mark Yapp, co-founder of The Social Kitchen

HELP THE DISADVANTAGED WITH JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 “All the F&B companies operating in The Social Kitchen are committed to hire people from disadvantaged communities such as people with disabilities, single mothers, low-income families, and their caregivers and family members so they can work side by side.”

Ang Kian Peng, co-Founder of The Social Kitchen

The social enterprise has partnered YMCA in an initiative to hire persons with special needs. The Social Kitchen plans to grow to 50 kitchens across Singapore.

 A staff from The Social Kitchen undergoing training from an employee from Ming Fa Food Industries Pte Ltd (Photo Credit: The Social Kitchen)

LOCAL F&B BRANDS AT THE SOCIAL KITCHEN

There are currently nine local F&B companies onboard The Social Kitchen. They range from heritage brands featuring well-loved local delights to trendy coffee and dessert brands. The brands are: Ming Fa, Osome Foods, Gim’s Heritage, KiomKee, Hiap Giap, Long Black Cafe, Foreword Coffee Roasters, Boufe Boutique Cafe and Pin Si Kitchen.

Ngoh Hiang platter set from Gim’s Heritage, one of the nine brands partnering with The Social Kitchen (Photo Credit: The Social Kitchen)
LaMian set from Ming Fa Food Industries Pte Ltd, one of the nine brands partnering with The Social Kitchen (Photo Credit: The Social Kitchen)

All of these dishes and more are available for order online or for dine-in at The Social Kitchen at YMCA ORCHARD, LEVEL 4.

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