The first restaurant in Budapest, run by people with disabilities, called the Nem Adom Fel Cafe and Restaurant was opened in January 2016. The objective of this social enterprise is to give the disabled people the opportunity to work in catering industry and to set a good example by running a sustainable enterprise, that gives an answer to the current major social problems at the same time. The business was absolutely innovative because on the one hand it was opened as the first such place in the capital and on the other hand it operates not only as a restaurant but our primary aim was also to create an integrated and inclusive community space.
The place was established by the Nem Adom Fel Foundation, having more than 10 years experience in work with people with disbabilities, and it is one of the most innovatively functioning civil society organizations in this sector nowadays. It has about 200 disabled employees and has several social enterprises like projects having run for many years. However, its operation is carried out by the main applicant called “Nem Adjuk Fel” Social Cooperative. Experience from the past years has proved the aforementioned: Improving the situation for young adult employees with disability on the labour market still requires a lot of work.
The catering industry provides a great opportunity to strengthen the social inclusion and reduce the discrimination and it also allows the young people with disability to acquire communication and social competencies that can be to their great advantage in other aspects of life and employment.