Homeless youngsters offered ‘dinner in the dark’ at restaurant staffed by the blind

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Homeless youngsters offered ‘dinner in the dark’ at restaurant staffed by the blind

Dans Le Noir restaurant

An experimental restaurant where diners eat in the dark to enjoy ‘heightened’ flavours is opening its doors to 50 homeless youngsters.

The 50 vulnerable 16-25 year old’s will enjoy a Michelin-starred menu – served to them by blind people.

The collaboration between the restaurant Dans Le Noir and Centrepoint is meant to highlight the difficulties in finding work for both blind people and young homeless people.

Edouard de Broglie, who founded Dans le Noir in Paris in 2004, says, ‘We want to show big companies that those with disabilities shouldn’t be limited to performing only menial jobs.

Our guides are incredibly skilled and challenge the perception that blind or visually impaired can serve in a restaurant.’

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Dans Le Noir restaurant

Dans Le Noir restaurant

Sadie Odeogberin, Head of Skills and Employment, at Centrepoint, says: ‘We’re committed to helping those furthest from the world of work achieve their ambitions.

‘It’s not an easy journey for a homeless young person to make and thanks to the generosity of Dans Le Noir?, we can reward them an experience they will never have had before. Homeless young people are every bit as talented as their peers and with the right support and hard work they can fulfil their potential.’