Tell us about your partnerships
At the moment, we are trying to secure a venue with the Vancouver School Board, we are speaking with immigrant and immigrant-affiliated organizations to connect with more teachers, and we are seeking partnerships with local restaurants, food grocers, and corporations for food supplies, venue options, and clients.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?
Besides having a local clientele base with our cooking classes, we want to expand to the global market by offering video subscriptions and recipe kits. Not only do we want to help the women with expanding their skill sets and gaining work experience, we want to share their culture with others and connect people through food.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
One of the major factors that makes our innovation successful is the fact that we hire women based on how well they cook and their passion for their culture, not on their credentials. Most cooking schools and classes have teachers who are certified, and are cooking dishes that are not from their own culture. At Fusion Kitchen, we pride ourselves on hiring teachers who are like your mothers/aunts/grandmothers, cook homestyle meals that are from their culture, and have a genuine passion of sharing their love for food, cooking, and their culture. We want the students to feel relaxed, connect with the teacher, and learn something new as if they traveled to the country of the cuisine they are cooking.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
Our biggest need is getting the word out about Fusion Kitchen, so when people want to take a cooking classes in Vancouver, they think of our business. Additionally, the team comes from a background and with experiences that involve coming up with ideas/innovating existing ideas to help solve community issues.