We've been quiet over here on the Karam Kitchen blog while we've been working hard to get this business off the ground. Thankfully, we've had some incredible press documenting our journey this far. Here's a round up of some of the pieces so far!
"Just a few months after arriving in Hamilton, three Syrian refugee moms are combining their cooking skills and entrepreneurial spirit to create jobs for themselves and delicious meals for their community."
"When Brittani Farrington volunteered to help throw a welcome dinner for a handful of displaced families from Syria in Hamilton, Ontario, she intended on preparing the food—until three of the refugees asked if they could do the cooking instead."
"When Brittani Farrington and her husband moved to Canada from Michigan a few years ago so that he could pursue a PhD, little did she know that some volunteer interests would develop into a new business adventure with other newcomers, specifically three women who had fled violence and arrived in Hamilton with their families, and with more than a thousand other Syrians early in 2016."
"While many Syrian refugees settling in Canada are struggling to find work, three women in Hamilton are finding success through cooking. Rawa’a, Dalal, and Manahel are so busy filling orders, they couldn’t even stop to do an interview. They’re preparing some traditional Syrian dishes."
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"By now you have likely heard of Karam Kitchen, a new Hamilton catering company translated to Generous Kitchen in Arabic. Founded by Brittani Farrington and Kim Kralt, Karam Kitchen is led by chefs Rawa’a Aloliwi, Dalal Al Zoubi, and Manahel Al Shareef, three Syrian newcomers to Hamilton. Karam Kitchen raised almost $17,500 from a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to launch their business, $11,000 over their target. Two hundred and forty seven backers showcased just how generous Hamilton can be – with 47% of their original goal reached in just 24 hours."