A good thing going
the art of good food + a great cause
Bordering Sentul’s old train-repair depot, the road led us to a cafe at a corner. We found Project B on the quieter
side of Sentul East, making it ideal to dine outside facing the cafe’s vegetable garden.
Inside had its own appeal. Simple rustic decor. Tall windows and glass doors. Bright smiles at the counter.
Everything was easy to like with an ambience suited for friends, family, even office work if you must.
Looking at the menu, my eyes gobbled up the signature crunchy chicken, nasi lemak rendang, green curry linguine ….and after a few minutes of ‘sorry, i changed my mind’, the young girl at the counter obligingly changed my order again. ‘No problems’, she said. I caught a glimpse of the kitchen behind and the chefs about her age, were all
Project B is a collaboration between Dignity Foundation For Children, the BIG Group and Berjaya Cares Foundation.
The cafe is staffed by teens, under the guidance of all partners. Aged between 17 to 20 years old, they are from socially and economically underprivileged families, and the programme serves as a platform for them to gain work-life skills.
My green curry linguine was a definite thumbs up and small samples of the other orders were as delicious.
From price to taste and portion, the value was a winner.
On our way out, a young staff walked across to the vegetable garden. Another waited by the side kitchen door.
Their expressions said it all - this is their happy place. Yes, there was the familiarity of BIG Group’s restaurants,
but there was something else about the food here.
It was food cooked with heart. And I got that in the flavours.
Project B is not a school project for these youngsters. It is a silver lining. And they put their heart and soul into it.
That made the difference.
Like those trains that trundled out of Sentul depot, we left somewhat ‘mended’. Bellies filled and hearts warmed.
Give it a go for brekkie, lunch or dinner ...and then tell us what you think.