This restaurant in Brussels has become the city’s best-rated eatery, largely thanks to rave reviews of its staff, most of whom have Down syndrome.
The restaurant, part fine-dining establishment, part social inclusion project ranks first out of more than 2,000 competitors listed on review site TripAdvisor.
One of the waitress, Marie-Sophie Lamarche stated to Reuters that “The customers are here to see us and to savor the restaurant’s atmosphere and gastronomy.”
Lamarche who has Down syndrome, said “It is a lot of pressure. We are proud of ourselves.”
According to Reuters, the restaurant is named after the perfect temperature to cook an egg was set up by four entrepreneurs with backgrounds in cooking and social care. It serves up high-end French-style food in the Belgian capital’s hip Chatelain district.
The idea was to give people the skills to break into the hospitality business, co-founder founder, Adelaide Aymer, told Reuters.
One of the founders stated that “We work with people who are so happy to be working, so they have this pleasure of coming to work every day.”