This week, we were excited to appear on The Wellness Hub podcast with host Drew Munro. Drew is the CEO of UpMeals, a local Vancouver company whose goal it is to provide better access to more fresh, sustainable foods in the workplace.
With the support of communities across Vancouver, the first women-run social enterprise employing Syrian newcomer women has beaten all the odds for business success in 2020. Despite the collapse of the catering industry, Tayybeh launched a line of packaged products, forged new partnerships, delivered fresh and frozen meals, and served over 5500 meals to the vulnerable in the Downtown Eastside and beyond.
The Middle East is home to some of the world's most delicious dishes, and Syrian cuisine is the crown jewel of regional specialties. The diversity of Middle Eastern food doesn’t fall under one definable cuisine - it crosses borders and blends cultures. While many people associate Middle Eastern food with meat-heavy dishes - in particular lamb - in Syria, our dishes are actually very much the opposite.