It all started with a casual conversation with a group of friends, a mix of sighted and non-sighted individuals. We discovered the passion and talent of two Visually Impaired (VI) individuals have for cooking & baking. However, there is no VI friendly kitchen in the world that leverage on technologies to empower them. So, the team decided to do something about it and that is how Fortitude Culina is born.
Visually Impaired Sou Chef
Visually Impaired Head Chef
"I’ve always wanted to gain back my ability to cook, but no one could ever find the time or patience to teach me. The sighted volunteers with us have especially saved me a lot of grief – imagine what it would be like fumbling through trial and error cooking on your own without sight. This programme has eased me into the habit of trying to cook independently within a very safe yet fun environment, and I think I’m now much more confident trying other recipes on my own."
Visually Impaired Trainee Chef