The very foundation of Unaavu is built on what our all-women team brings to the table, literally. Unaavu is an All Women Kitchen, employing local women who have always been in the shadows. These are individuals who were either home cooks or domestic workers. We started with a vision to provide women with an environment that would allow them to thrive personally soon it evolved into a platform that was enabling them to grow both professionally & financially. The very idea was to change the narrative in the F&B and hospitality industry, up-skill these women, and give them the opportunity to run a business. We started with a 2 women team and have now grown into a tribe of 11 women.
Our tribe of women are from different walks of life. We have amongst us a woman who is above 70 years of age and continues to support her family, a single mother raising 3 small kids, and a woman who has overcome domestic abuse to be independent. Women who are hustlers managing both home and work with élan. Through this initiative they have found financial stability/rhythm and some of them are now the highest-earning member of their family. Each of these women is re-writing their stories, stepping out of their comfort zones, building friendships, and connections while encouraging others to join our tribe.
The overarching reason to start a small batch kitchen rather than a large-scale commercial setup was to not only bring good quality food to the table but also to avoid adding to the burgeoning carbon footprint. This scale of function helps it reduce wastage, while deep thought has been put into the packaging as well, which is recyclable and biodegradable.
All women kitchen
Unaavu is an All Women Kitchen, employing local women who have always been in the shadows. Women with a penchant for cooking but lacking the right platform. These are individuals who were either home cooks or domestic workers with no prior experience in running a professional kitchen. The very idea was to change the narrative, upskill these women and give them the opportunity to run a business. The vision is to bring in more women into this fold and provide them with social-economic stability.
Unaavu is amongst the very few WOMEN RUN KITCHENS in the hospitality industry in India. They have received a great response from Jodhpur we grew from being a cloud kitchen to a boutique restaurant in just 6 months, creating an experience that transports our patrons to a South Indian home.