THE EDIBLE PROJECTS

At T.E.P., we are driven by our passion for creating a brighter future for autistic youths, and we believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to shine. As a sub-affiliate of LoveXpress, T.E.P. is more than just a business – it is a labour of love that brings together people from all walks of life, united by our shared commitment to inspiring hope and change.

​Through our aquaponics internship training program at Greenskies, we have seen first-hand the profound impact that this experience has on these young individuals. It gives them the confidence, skills, and experience they need to succeed in the world and pursue their passions with purpose. Our platform continues to create life-changing opportunities for autistic youths, empowering them to develop their career skills and realise their full potential in the F&B and FMCG sectors.

As a member of the T.E.P. team, youths have the chance to wear many hats, from preparing delicious meals to packaging products with care, cleaning up after a busy day, and serving customers with a smile. But more than that, they become part of a supportive and caring community that values their contributions and encourages them to reach for the stars.

T.E.P. Cafes

Our cafes are more than just places to grab a delicious meal or a cup of coffee – they are social enterprises dedicated to empowering autistic youths and supporting our local communities.

At T.E.P. cafes, we pride ourselves on using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients produced at Greenskies, where our participating youths can enjoy a sense of success by giving back to society while mastering their skills. Our cafes were established to provide employment practice training for autistic youths, allowing them to develop their career skills and pursue their passions.

The Edible Projects (Peng Chau)

The first social enterprise café in Peng Chau, T.E.P. cafe is a small and exquisite space located in the heart of Peng Chau, just a 5-minute walk from the ferry pier.

Josephine’s Kitchen x T.E.P. (Sham Shui Po)

Our collaboration with Josephine’s Kitchen has resulted in the creation of Josephine’s Kitchen x T.E.P., a multi-purpose café in Sham Shui Po that frequently hosts communal activities in the area.

T.E.P Ready to Cook

T.E.P. Ready-to-Cook was established to further connect society and autistic youths through online means. The brand offers quality ready-to-cook frozen foods for consumers to cook straight from the package, providing convenience and flexibility while maintaining the same level of taste and nutrition.

Our program benefits everyone involved, creating employment opportunities for the ASD community, providing high-quality meals for low-income families, promoting charitable acts by inviting people from all walks of life to participate and volunteer, and reducing food waste by offering products with longer shelf lives.

Since its inception, our program has supported over 1,000 families, and we remain committed to lessening the burden and providing healthy, delicious meals to more families. By supporting T.E.P. Ready-to-Cook, you not only get delicious and nutritious food for you and your loved ones but also make a positive social impact by supporting the ASD community and low-income families.

LEARN OUR CRAFT

At T.E.P., we are committed to providing employment practice training and job opportunities for autistic youths. To achieve this goal, we host frequent class recruitments every month, providing a supportive environment for autistic individuals to learn and experience the food and beverage industry.

Our training programs cover various aspects of the industry, from cooking and baking to customer service and business management.

TARGET GROUP

Special Education Needs (SEN) or Autistic Youths aged 16-25

How It Works

1

Career Allocation

Through careful evaluation and assessment, we match each ASD youth by their unique talents and potential with a suitable role in The Edible Projects’ cafes, ensuring that they can contribute effectively and find fulfillment in their work.

2

Internship & Job Guidance

Our thoughtfully planned-out program provides comprehensive internship experience and job guidance. They receive hands-on training and mentorship, developing. their skills in customer service, food handling, communication, teamwork, and other areas. We empower youths to gain practical experience, build confidence, and develop the necessary skills for a successful career in the hospitality industry.

3

Employer Lunch Experience & Award Ceremony

During this event, employers from various sectors are invited to the cafes, where the ASD youths serve them. This serves as an opportunity for employers to witness firsthand the dedication, professionalism, and exceptional service provided by these youths. Additionally, an award ceremony is held to recognise and celebrate the ASD youths’ accomplishments throughout the program.

4

Career Matching

Our thoughtfully planned-out program provides comprehensive internship experience and job guidance. They receive hands-on training and mentorship, developing. their skills in customer service, food handling, communication, teamwork, and other areas. We empower youths to gain practical experience, build confidence, and develop the necessary skills for a successful career in the hospitality industry.

What to Expect

  • Training programmes covering various aspects of the food and beverage industry, including cooking, baking, customer service, and business management.
  • Supportive and inclusive learning environment tailored to the needs of ASD individuals.
  • Practical experience and hands-on training in hospitality settings such as cafes.
  • Opportunities to develop social and communication skills in a professional setting.

Benefits

  • Acquisition of valuable skills and knowledge in the hospitality sector.
  • Increased employment prospects and career opportunities in the industry.
  • Development of social and communication skills
  • Boost confidence and self-esteem through the programme.
  • Integration into society and increased social inclusion through work experiences in cafes.
  • Reduce the stigma associated with ASD by showcasing their capabilities and talents.

Project Manager

Stefanie Chin

Main Contact

Gigi Lai

Trainers

  • Gigi Lai
  • Stefanie Chin
  • Ka Wing Lee
  • Taylor Shin

The Edible Projects

Caritas Lok Mo Integrated Vocational Training Centre

WHAT PARENTS SAY

好幸運入到呢個星兒六期嘅大家庭,有Cherry老師,潘姑娘,Ling老師和杜姑娘陪伴我地一齊渡過呢十堂,讓我地注入好大力量!由好迷惘到現在有個方向同目標,讓我們藉呢個機會去改變自己,讓星兒活在愛當中❤️❤️❤️ 遇上你地是我和兒子的福氣? 好唔捨得咁快就完呀,希望遲啲會有機會成班人一起再聚!

Anonymous

Phase X
Early Intervention Program • 家長課程

WHAT PARENTS SAY

我今天都收到詳細嘅記錄❤️呢一年真係過得非常之快,雖然疫情關係我哋見面嘅時間好少但係感受到愛傳遞機構真係比到我哋家庭好大嘅溫暖,希望各位家長小朋友大家繼續健健康康❤️? 一齊加油

Anonymous

Phase Five
Early Intervention Program • 畢業禮

WHAT PARENTS SAY

衷心多謝愛傳遞,比呢個機會我哋,多謝潘姑娘,多謝杜姑娘,多謝蕭姑娘,多謝Cherry老師,多謝Ling老師,多謝Karen,和各位背後為我哋無私付出的人❤️亦好高興能夠認識其他爸爸媽媽,孩子又能認識新朋友❤️❤️

Anonymous

Phase Six
Early Intervention Program • 家長課程

WHAT PARENTS SAY

睇翻之前Cherry老師的文字功課,回想起當時參加星兒的初心 ?感謝Kitty, Doris & 各位義工&導師,完完全全感受你們對星兒家庭的關心 ❣

Anonymous

Phase Five
Early Intervention Program • 畢業禮

WHAT PARENTS SAY

因疫情關係確實係非常可惜未能在畢業禮再聚,在此衷心感謝 愛傳遞仝人 的協助,尤其在我們感覺徬徨無助的時候申出援手,無論喺實體活動或課程對小朋友及家長都感受到那份無私的愛和暖!衷心感謝! 愛傳遞 加油????????

Anonymous

Phase Five
Early Intervention Program • 畢業禮

WHAT PARENTS SAY

尋日我一家四口玩得好開心,雖然想說,我同時間好唔捨得大家——儘管疫情令我地家長沒有時間聚在一起,但見到大人同孩子都有同一地方一齊玩一齊學習,我覺得很難得。尋日有兩個畫面我印象很深刻,一是到了CAFE,見到Kitty見到在廚房煮炸雞給大家,另一是影家庭照時我小朋友不望鏡頭影相,Kitty很接納——同樣地LoveExpress團隊也是如此包容的,我很感恩遇上了LoveExpress。雖然孩子的學習仍有漫漫長路,但I am very proud of being one of 星兒五期大家庭!大家努力呀!

Anonymous

Phase Five
Early Intervention Program • 親子活動

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