Moving a step ahead in providing a suitable and promising platform to women culinary artists, the Safa Foundation brings out a unique concept of ‘LUQMA – a Kitchen Studio,’ where the women chefs can serve local delicacies out of their legerdemain skills.
However, this bistro with unique features would serve merely women folk of the city where they can dine, discuss and deliver their thought besides weaving the ideas to shape their entrepreneurship skills.
LUQMA, a morsel of food in Urdu is the second such unique idea of SAFA after ‘Karwan Kitchen’ being first introduced at Vattepally under Bahadurpura in the year 2019 for empower marginalized women of underprivileged areas of old city.
The new concept of SAFA Foundation was established on the 6th Floor of Light House Building, Opposite Balshetty Khet Ground, Darulshifa and inaugurated on 21st March only to serve the delicacies predominantly prepared in every house of Hyderabad city. The especially built culinary bistro serves primarily the homemade cuisines prepared by the women fully equipped with culinary art and skills besides the Hyderabadi way of hospitality.
The ‘Luqma Kitchen Studio’ carries everything under a roof from tasty dishes – that leaves no connoisseurs go without licking their chops, to projectors for women entrepreneurs wishing to hold their business meetings in the bistro.
“The entire 15 women members formed a ‘LUQMA’ team of chefs that cook the delicious dishes denotes famous Hyderabadi cuisine throughout the globe and even offer door delivery. The outlet promotes culinary skills among women marginalized by the society. ‘Karwan Kitchen’ and ‘Luqma’ both are women oriented initiatives to promote entrepreneurship skills among the women to empower them economically and self sustaining,” informed Mohammed Younus, Operations Manager, ‘Luqma Kitchen Studio,’ Darulshifa.
“What makes a difference this time is the dining facility especially designed for the women to unwind for quite some time with their friend and family members besides ruminate their thoughts, discuss and deep dive into their business ideas on par with the male dominated hotels and restaurants,” explained Younus.
“No such initiative has ever introduced in the city where only women could be able to unwind with their female friends and family members and if the idea works, than it would evolve as a trend setter into the world of hotel industry in Hyderabad City. more so, this move will leave far reaching impact especially over the most underprivileged area of old city where women folk in a great number and skills would be found helping their male counterparts in winning their bread and butter for their families,” contended Prof.Ameeruddin, a social reformer.