Yasmin: Syrian Food from the Heart

Posted By 25th Hour Crew on Nov 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Ayda Noofoori, a refugee herself, saw the gap in employment for Syrian women and decided to do something about it. Enter Yasmin: Syrian Food from the Heart, the only catering company in Ottawa by a Syrian woman for Syrian women.

Producer: Ash Abraham

Camera: Stephen Cook

Editor: Qais Azimy


Special thanks to Ayda Noofoori.

Sumiya Taib Izadeen and her family of six came to Ottawa as refugees after war broke out in Syria.

Women from Yasmin and other volunteers serve function guests at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa.

Cameraman Stephen Cook hard at work capturing the magic of food preparation.

Ayda Noofoori, left, manages Yasmin. She says she wants it to be more than just a job but a community for her Syrian employees.

Click here for a recipe for Freekah Chicken Pilaf, seen in this doc.