Tayybeh Media Kit

Starting late 2015, tens of thousands of Syrian persons and families who had been uprooted from their homes began arriving in Canada to settle and begin new lives. With many coming to British Columbia. In a short five years, Tayybeh has grown by leaps and bounds, employing numerous women who have become notable chefs in the city's culinary scene. Tayybeh's catering service is now one of Vancouver's most recognized and celebrated providers of premium Middle Eastern fare at office lunches, banquets, conferences, receptions, social events, weddings, and other functions.

Tayybeh's mission is to continue to empower newcomer women and offer opportunities for employment, financial independence and social integration by offering and highlighting their delicious and authentic local food.


Nihal Elwan

Founder and CEO of Tayybeh Foods, a social enterprise, caterer and restaurant with a mission of empowering women, uplifting community and offering delicious and healthy Syrian food.International development professional with over ten years of experience researching, developing, monitoring and evaluating economic and social inclusion programmes, with special focus on gender and youth.

Media Contact

For press inquiries, please contact Nihal at info@tayybeh.com

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Open daily from 11 AM - 8 PM
2836 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Media Mentions

Daily Hive

CBC Listen

The Tyee

The Georgia Straight

Daily Hive

Vancouver Is Awesome

The Vancouver Sun

The Globe and Mail

Canada's National Observer

Info Migrants

The Indian Express


CBC--Love in the Mix--The Story of Tayybeh's Maryam & Mariam

CityNews Coverage of Tayybeh cooking classes in Vancouver--September 2018

Secret Informant--Syrian Food in Canada--Tayybeh: A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine


Downloadable photos for media purposes

For press inquiries, please contact Nihal at info@tayybeh.com