It all began in Christchurch, New Zealand where an autism specialist and a chef met, and fell in love. Sarang Kitchen is a new social enterprise Korean restaurant based in Toronto, and our mission is to break down the employment barriers faced by the neurodivergent community.
The people in the photo are why we do what we do - my class of 4 years in Waitaha School. Our goal is to bring Sarang Kitchen back to Christchurch, New Zealand so that my students will have access to meaningful employment after they leave school.
Photo was posted with permission from individuals in the photo.
We believe in providing an inclusive environment for our staff, and the same goes for our guests. Our sensory boxes and multi-sensory room allow guests to dine in our restaurant at ease knowing that there are fidgets, weighted blankets, and noise-cancelling headphones they can use, and a sensory room they can relax in if they are feeling overstimulated or anxious.
Empathy: We are mindful of how we need to treat all employees and customers with respect and kindness.
Connection: We value everyone’s need for connection and we will be conscious about creating opportunities to foster the connection.
Diversity and Inclusion: We will build a culture where everyone feels like they belong. We celebrate Diversity.