The team of United Kitchen consists of six enthusiastic students: Miriam, Sterre, Nina, Marie, Ayla en Nilou. Each of us is responsible for a different function within the team. Together we create a platform for cultural exchange and integration, where the focus lies on our women. We organise the dinners of United Kitchen, give personal assistance to our women and try to expand and improve our organization.

Lindy Horsman

Ilse de Vries
Event manager

Florine Kits van Heijningen
Human Resources

Lieke Molenaar
Human Resources


Our women come from all over the world, for example Brazil, Hungary, the Philippines, Romania, Congo, and Iraq. They come from various countries, speak different languages and are being raised in different cultures with different traditions. What they all have in common is that they love cooking! United Kitchen combines this passion for food with integration, by letting the women cook for and with Dutch natives. In this way the women will experience what it is like to present themselves to a group, they can practice their Dutch and they obtain working experience in a Dutch enterprise. Besides that, we support the women with their integration by individual support in finding a job, getting education or achieving other ambitions they may have.