Cornelia Mayer takes us on her fascinating journey with Topfreisen (travelling pot in German), a social business that connects refugees with citizens in Europe through the art of cooking. At Topfreisen refugees cook food from their home countries to cater local events and companies. While customers get on a journey of their palate – to places, they will probably never visit in real life – the project at the same time directly raises awareness and support for refugees in Austria.
Born and raised in Austria, Cornelia Mayer studied social work and is today working in child welfare services as well as a social entrepreneur. In 2012 Cornelia took a half year off and traveled the world. Experiences during that travel laid the foundation for her own award winning social start-up: Topfreisen is a social & culinary journey that connects refugees with local communities in Austria through the art of cooking.