A place for food, community, and friendship.

Local Welcome events are a hands-on blend of cooking, talking, and eating. All the details are covered so you just need to show up and join everyone around the table.


Global dishes,
Local Welcome

From the fresh flavours of Persian Chickpea and Feta Salad to Swiss Potato Rostis, you will discover dishes from across the world as you learn about each other's cultures.

We make cooking easy and fun

At Local Welcome events, everybody gets stuck in and helps create a delicious meal together. You don't need any cooking skills or experience at all.

We've selected lots of great, easy recipes. From the food to mixing bowls, everything is provided. You don't need to bring anything at all

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Meet new people, share your stories and discover opportunities.

Each Local Welcome event features Local Leaders who ensure the conversation is easy and interesting.

Looking to develop a new skill or perhaps find a job? Your table leader will guide the conversation, helping you meet new people and discover local opportunities.

We've designed a simple conversation guide to make sure there are no complicated or difficult questions.  Meaning you can share a table and expect easy conversations with good people.


“For the first time I didn't feel like a refugee.”

Ahmed, Local Welcome Attendee


Got questions?

At the heart of everything, a Local Welcome event is a space to share food and build community.

From the cooking, to the eating, to the incredible conversation, there's nothing quite like Local Welcome events. That's why we've put together some helpful information below.

Of course, if you still have questions, just reach out to the team via hello@local-welcome.org or text question to 07481-344-569.


How much does it cost to attend?

Currently it's completely free to attend a Local Welcome dinner.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You don't need to bring anything. Just come hungry and ready to meet new people.

I have dietary needs, is that okay?

That's totally fine. Before the event we'll contact you to find out about your dietary needs. We'll make sure the meal takes those into account.

How long is a Local Welcome dinner?

Each dinner lasts around 1.5 to 2 hours. That's just enough time to cook a meal, eat delicious food, and meet incredible people.


I want to take part but I'm feeling a little nervous...

That's okay, we understand. We've taken the pressure off you by designing each meal so that you're guided through a conversation. At a Local Welcome meal, there's no need to think of things to say and no awkward silences!

Can I bring a friend?

If you've already invited your friend via SMS with the Local Welcome Event Assistant, you're all set.

If not, send a text to 07481-344-569 and someone will be in touch to get your friend registered.

What time should I arrive and where is the event?

First check your text messages. We send all the info you'll need when you accept your invite. And if you've not already accepted your invite, make sure to do so!

If you still can't find the event info, reach out to support@local-welcome.org or or text question to 07481-344-569

Got more questions?

Reach out to us at hello@local-welcome.org, we'd love to hear from you.