La petite Cantine

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La petite Cantine: 2014 special meeting place

Volos, GreeceVolos, Greece
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

La Petite Cantine

It's to our advantage to make the world a better place

Taste is knowing the true quality ! Summertime is all about dining al fresco & under the stars !

Brush aside stereotypes to move forward & help us create & develop an outdoor restaurant run by people with special needs.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

We could combine great food and great motivated and talented people through dining in a casual and often party-like atmosphere.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

According to my opinion there is not a place which compines quality Mediterranean food served in a relaxing and unique atmosphere, in my city. Moreover, the idea is to develop a serious understanding of disabled people and support them too, through employment.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Our carefully developed plan is to start a business combining and establishing regular customers in our city who will enjoy quality food with fresh local products and offer work to people with special needs who face myriad barriers.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

A great outdoor petite restaurant is more than patio tables and umbrellas; it must thoughtfully create a sense of personality and character. La petite Cantine, enhances the local products and emphasizes on seasonal fresh vegetables, grown with care, picked the same day from our cantine's garden. Great food and great motivated and talented people through dining in a casual and often party-like atmosphere is our task.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Like the general population, each person with a disability is an individual. They all have their own hopes, dreams, likes and dislikes. Disabled people who can work and who want to work face myriad barriers so we support their need to find employment.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Our purpose is to raise resources that help one of the world’s most vulnerable people. The key to La petite Cantines' success is building bridges between the often separate worlds of racism and the workplace. The effort is to develop a sustainable model for social investment which will support people with special needs in all over Greece.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We can do more of what we set out to do, because our focus is on a mission & not just on day-to-day survival. The point is: - to network, to keep informed about what's going on, and to develop connections with others - working with everyone on the plan giving their input. - incorporating activities and services in organizations with a similar mission

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

It seems like community work has a high price tag & no one wants to foot the bill. There is so much change we want to see happen, but our finances are in such a sorry state. A good bet, is to work with other groups in our community to see how things can best get done, and what resources they can obtain for our group.

Founding Story

Performance measurement and target-setting are important to the growth process The business has a scalable model so that it can grow to a level in which you will be able to get your money back as an investor. La petite Cantines' Project receives support for community involvement allowing you to make a difference in our local community Looking at things from our customers' perspective can help us avoid getting sidetracked as we consider our options for growth. We want to compare ourself against businesses in the same sector, because we believe that our petite Cantines' position and our objectives, among other things, will affect the specific comparisons we want to make.


Some people are more comfortable working behind the scenes. Others like to interact & engage with with clients and customers. Some like ideas. Others prefer decisions. It is perfectly possible for people to adapt to different team roles at different times. By creating an environment where teamwork is one of the top priorities, restaurants can retain valued employees, increase customer satisfaction & exceed sales goals