Refoodee is a non profit empowering refugees through the hospitality industry.Our purpose in securing employment for refugees is to help them become economically stable amongst the pressure of adjusting and resettling into their new locations. The first step in our process is training refugees for the industry they plan to enter. Throughout this process Refoodee helps them find jobs where they’ll learn, grow, and establish adequate economic means to be able to support themselves.  

Refoodee was founded by Whitney Noelle with the intention to help a humanitarian crisis. She credits her grandmother, an asylee from North Korea, as inspiration for Refoodee’s mission.  


Refoodee partnered with hospitality leader, Damian Mogavero, author of The Underground Culinary Tour and founder of hospitality software, Avero.



Refoodee has partnered with the UN Refugee Agency, also known as the UNHCR, because of our shared vision and commitment to helping refugees transition into their new locations.

The UN Refugee Agency is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting the rights of and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. UNHCR works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. For more information, please

Together Refoodee and the UNHCR are joining forces to combat the refugee crisis.