Bruz. The participatory restaurant Les Petites cantines will open in May 2024

In Bruz, The small canteens will open its doors in May 2024. With the support of the Department of Ille-et-Vilaine As part of the participatory budget, this place like no other offers participatory cooking and social connections on the menu.

Have you ever heard of the network? small dining rooms ? This national, non-profit network of neighborhood kitchens was created in 2015 in Lyon, at the initiative of Diane Dupé La Tour and Étienne Thouvenot. It offers to meet in spaces open to everyone with the aim of cooking together and sharing meals at free prices. In 2024, there will be 13 spread across France. The one in Bruz will be the first in Brittany.

In a 150 m2 premises, in the center of the city of bruzthe volunteers of theassociation Les Petites cantines We are working hard to open this “home away from home” restaurant next May. At the origin of the project, Anne-Sophie Tempereau. She discovered the network in 2020 and was seduced by the idea. She is quickly joined by Laurence, Valérie and Mathilde. Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, the women’s group managed to raise nearly 17,000 euros in February 2024. In the participatory budget of the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, the project totaled 939 votes, which allowed it to obtain funding of €50,000 , dedicated to the conditioning of the premises.

The concept is based on the values ​​of the social and solidarity economy, mutual help and collective intelligence for a society based on trust. small dining rooms, this is not a cooking class. The restaurant works in a participatory way: guests come together to prepare and experiment with recipes together. You can cook, eat, or both! Meals will be prepared from local organic produce or unsold salvaged items. The price of the food is free. “ We will indicate a balance price of around 12-13 euros, but each person pays according to their possibilities, it is the economic model of the social and solidarity economy that is based on free contribution and trust. », specifies Anne-Sophie. An employee will coordinate the space.

bruz small canteen

Matching crockery and vintage sideboard, the furniture reflects the atmosphere of the future small dining room: simple, relaxed and cozy. The menu will be small, the cuisine simple and tasty. With a capacity of between 20 and 25 seats at lunch time, small dining rooms Above all, it offers a moment to share and wants to create social connections with complete simplicity.

Starting in May 2024, the Petite Cantine de Bruz will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day of the week. Upon registration, volunteers can come and help prepare the dishes served at lunchtime. The neighborhood dining room will also be open to everyone – also upon registration

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