March 26, 2015
Sunny space for parents with little children
The new cafeteria offers about 350 meals a day.
The cafeteria called "Mori no kitchen (Kitchen in Woods)" opened underground in Sakai-shi government office in western Japan on February 2. It serves as a working place of the persons with disabilities as well as the base to promote charm of the city.
City officials said it was the first cafeteria in a government office building as a government ordinance city that employs persons with disabilities. The social welfare corporation called Cosmos that has a vocational aid center in the city, manages the new cafeteria.
Seven persons with disabilities, including a Deaf person, work in the kitchen with the hourly wage 300 yen. About 350 meals are served a day such like noodles, rice bowl dishes and the daily set menu, etc.