Entrance from the street

Internship employment restaurant for former homeless people

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Reason we do it

”Entrance from the street” is an internship employment restaurant for former homeless people. Nochlezhka's clients, who have completed resocialization projects, undergo internships at the restaurant. All earnings go to provide work of our shelters.

The restaurant helps Nochlezhka's trainee clients learn new professions. So people who get out of the street get all the necessary experience to get a job.

We renovated the premises and made it warm and cozy; looked at best restaurateurs of the city; recruited an excellent team and have already included interns from among our clients.

How does it work

”Entrance from the street” became the first establishment in Russia with a system of internship employment for former homeless people. Cafes and restaurants with a similar concept operate in Europe.

Nochlezhka's clients receive temporary internships with a scholarship of about 20,000 rubles a month. The duration of an internship is 3-4 months. Interns try their hand at one of new professions: a cook, a waiter or a bartender.

Upon work completion at Nochlezhka’s restaurant, interns receive recommendations for further employment in other catering establishments.

Every year, 15-20 people will be able to have an internship at “Entrance from the street”. The restaurant staff are industry professionals and trainees are Nochlezhka's clients.

”Entrance from the street” is an urban restaurant with a menu of natural and simple dishes, where guests are offered breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes bowls, soups, pastas, hot dishes and snacks, desserts, vegetarian dishes.

The restaurant concept was developed for Nochlezhka by well-known restaurateurs Alexander Berkovsky, Dmitry Blinov, Anton Abrezov, Jos Frumkin and Artem Temirov.

“Entrance from the street” is a spacious establishment with a partially open kitchen. Restaurant hall is designed for 50 seats. The premises with an area of about two hundred square meters in the Bertgold center were transferred to Nochlezhka on November 1, 2021.
The establishment design was created pro bono by the Kapodaki studio. Wall panels were specially designed for the restaurant by the artist Ekaterina Khozatskaya. Our partners provided great assistance with the restaurant. Leroy Merlin helped us with materials for the renovation.

Mosplitka company presented us with ceramic tiles and porcelain stoneware. Liebherr provided refrigerators. Nochlezhka also wishes to express gratitude to Gonchar Dining for donated ceramic dishes. Uniform for the chefs was given to us by the PITERPROF company, and aprons for the staff by Mr. Murka.

MÖWE company provided handmade ceramic cups and Artikul-Furniture provided bases for the tables. Our partners from SANERITY helped us with audit and production control of the restaurant, and the Falcon Expert company helped us with set up and maintenance of the accounting system. SberMarket provided us with assistance in purchasing kitchen utensils.

MedProf are our partners in medical examinations and health certificates paperwork. As part of the project, they support us with free medical examinations for interns and employees. Our friends from Great advertising agency helped us with “Entrance from the street” naming. The corporate identity of the establishment - its logo, design of signboards and printing - was developed by Voskhod advertising agency.

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