GEA Employment Centre

 

Zaposlitveni Center GEA  is a special model of social entrepreneurship that employs people with disabilities. Our mission is  the provision of healthy food for the community combining the latest knowledge in the fields of nutrition sciences, biology and cognitive science. This serves as a basis for a "learning community" and for education in the field of nutrition and general health.

 

ZC Gea is confirmed by the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce as a learning center for students and occasionally preparing workshops and training sessions also other target groups.

 

Our unique integrated model and approach is based on both integration and education, especially on

• knowledge, based on the latest findings cuisine, gastronomy and biology

• consistent commitment to ethics and ethical behavior

• adding value to community

• being a good example for social entrepreneurship

• integration of vulnerable groups in the employment of people with disabilities

• cooperation with carefully selected suppliers

• promotion of local self-sufficiency

 

At ZG GEA, we currently employ five people with disabilities who work in a team with two professional cooks and an educational expert. In this way, they become integrated into the working life. Thanks to their passion and creativity, we're able to offer amazing, natural, handmade salads and take-away menus.

 

Our training programme seems to work. Therefore we will continue to invest heavily in our employees’ development. We don’t sit on our backsides talking about staff ‘training and development’. We actually get on and do it.

 

We have an in-house ‘ideas department’. Ideas from our employees and customers are reviewed each month. There are dozens of bright ideas that help ZC GEA to become a better, kinder, easier place to work and to produce healthy food where we can demonstrate that food from ecologically sustainable sources is not only good for your health, but also tasteful. Using natural ingredients and avoiding preservatives and obscure chemicals is sacred to our concept.