The only hiring requirements for the chefs were that they liked cooking and that they had some experience cooking in the past, even if just for their families.
(…) Kahi said they don’t just want to change the lives of these refugees — they want to change American attitudes as well. “We want New Yorkers to see that refugees have a lot to offer.” he said. “We want them to see that they are bringing in something great. And we can show that through their food.”