Meet Asmaa Diab, founder of Syrian Kitchen

Asmaa is a graduate of the Welcoming Center’s Business Training Program and a Global Craft Market participant.
 
Asmaa came to the U.S. as a refugee from Syria. Once she resettled in Philadelphia, she found the opportunity to use her passion for cooking to work from home. What started off as cooking and baking for friends led to her being asked to cook for events as a caterer.
 
Now, she has cooked for the University of Pennsylvania, City Hall, and even Governor Tom Wolf while also teaching cooking workshops with the Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library.
 
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, all spring catering orders have been cancelled. However, Asmaa is using her time to build her website, fine tune her business plan and research commercial kitchens in the Lower Northeast.
 
Asmaa is just one of many entrepreneurs in our program who have suffered devastating losses in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Will you support entrepreneurs like Asmaa this Giving Tuesday? Please donate today. You can also follow Asmaa on Facebook!
 
Pictured: Asmaa preparing a catering order

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