Beaux Mets: from prison to cuisine
This summer in Marseille, the prison of Les Baumettes will open Beaux Mets, the first semi-gourmet restaurant in France, in a prison environment. After a short course catering, a brigade of 13 prisoners looks after the kitchen and serves patrons in a restaurant. Gourmet cuisine is here part of a sustainable socioprofessional integration project. With a mixture of different types of clients, you are invited to book your table and respect the rules: present your identity papers, your criminal record is checked… Accompanied by the “Structure d’accompagnement vers la sortie” (SAS) of the Baumettes and in partnership with the association Départ, the project also aims at changing the general public’s opinion of the current prison world.