Who is Pop-Up Nairobi?

Pop-Up Nairobi trains youth in hospitality skills, to help them find full-time employment.

We run fundraising events, having started by running Brunch events to donate profits to youth education organisations. We have paid for school scholarships, a kitchen to be built in a rural school, renovations to a training centre, cameras for an edtech organisation and more.

We pop-up around Nairobi doing different food based events; including restaurant take-overs, catering, kitchen collaborations and cooking courses. 

We have also launched "Pop-Up at Home" delivering homemade treats inspired by our favourite foods from other countries. 

 

 

 

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What we do

Pop-Up at Home

Our new delivery service, offering our favourite foods from countries we've visited, that we can't get in Nairobi. Includes Vietnamese Rice Paper (Summer) Rolls, Dutch Bitterballen, and Polish Pierogi. Missing something? Ask us to make it for you. Click on heading for menus.

Supper Clubs

Once a month we hold a Pop-Up Supper Club. 10-12 people join a communal table to enjoy a 5 course meal focusing on a specific cuisine. Themes have included: Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Low & Slow: American BBQ. We can also repeat these menu's for private catering. 

Private Catering

Whether you are looking for a full service 3 - course meal, canapes for a cocktail party, or a themed dinner Pop-Up Nairobi can cater a menu to your needs. Previous catering events have included the Australian High Commission Christmas lunch, desserts to order, and 3 course meals served in private residences.

Cooking Classes

Cooking classes are available for groups of 4 people. A Pop-Up trainee also attends the classes to spend more time in the kitchen and to become more confident interacting with new people. Many classes are available, including: Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian (handmade pasta), and Lebanese. Email popupnairobi@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday Brunch

We take over cafés that are closed on Sundays and host a brunch event. A percentage of profits go to education based organisations. Our menus are innovative, delicious and include options for different dietary requirements. Pop-Up Nairobi trainees work at the events alongside volunteers from around Nairobi. We have often donated 70,000 shillings from a single brunch event.

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Organisations we donate to

Amani Ya Juu

Amani Ya Juu

Tunapanda

Tunapanda

Tunapanda Institute’s mission is to provide digital era vocational training that empowers people to climb into a better future. They deploy computer networks and deliver cutting-edge video learning experiences tailored to local needs, currently in East Africa. Learners gain skills to earn more income while developing increased personal freedom through self-expression.

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Milami Primary School

Milami Primary School

Milami Primary School is in Joska, Machakos County. The school is fully registered, a KCPE exam centre and established as a community school not a privately owned business. Their first KCPE in 2013 saw all 19 kids pass with marks between 295 and 409! Quite an achievement for any school, and this was with no power, no water and few textbooks. (more…)

Malaika Kids

Malaika Kids

Established in 2008, the Malaika Kids program is a unique and unprecedented facility for children with special needs and severe disabilities. Malaika Kids aims to ensure that each child reaches his or her potential to lead a life with dignity and independent living skills. Malaika is the Swahili word for ‘angel’. Malaika Kids is a project of CTC International.

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Kitendo Children’s Charity

Kitendo Children’s Charity

The key focus of KCC is school aged children living in informal settlements. The programs they operate are: Food and Nutrition, Education, Health, HIV/AIDS Education, Schools Reproductive Health Education, Child Sponsorship and Life Skills. They also operate a Women’s Empowerment support group where women learn income generation skills.

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ROCK Kenya

ROCK Kenya

With the lack of a universal secondary schooling system in Kenya, many children in Kenya’s informal settlements are forced to forgo secondary education, which ultimately and unfortunately, leads many to turn to a life of crime or substance abuse.  ROCK seeks to respond by providing a support system and academic assistance to at-risk youth in Kibera.

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