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HEADLINEHow Syrian refugees are helping shape Canadian cuisine
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CBC News
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Jan 12, 2020
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Until recently, Syrian food was hard to come by in Toronto. But that's starting to change, thanks to the recent influx of more than 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada — including around 11,000 in Toronto, where Syrian cuisine is beginning to take root. >> Catering, Food preparation and service, Restaurant, Entrepreneurship

HEADLINERefugee couple feeds the hungry at B.C.’s Jamila’s Kitchen and Grill
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Globe & Mail
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Jan 02, 2020
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An Afghani refugee couple, who own Jamila's Kitchen and Grill in Coquitlam, B.C. have placed a sign outside that reads, 'No Money, No Worries. We love to serve our community. We will provide free food for those who do not have money. Please ask inside.' >> Restaurant

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CTV
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Dec 15, 2019
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Syrian newcomers celebrate first anniversary of restaurant they opened in Edmonton in Dec, 2018. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINE‘We don’t hire cooks … we just hire people with goodwill’
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CBC
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Nov 28, 2019
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Refugees from Eritrea, have become valuable team members and leaders in the kitchen of Panini's Italian Cucina in Edmonton. At first glance, traditional Italian food and Eritreans might seem an odd pairing, but there is a very real connection. >> Restaurant

HEADLINESyrian refugee turns to food to rebuild his life in U.S
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CTV
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Nov 02, 2019
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An inspiring story about a restaurant started by a Syrian newcomer in New York City, that could just as easily have taken place in Toronto or elsewhere in Canada. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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Toronto Star
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Oct 10, 2019
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We do not wish to set a tragic example for future immigrants and refugee business owners as a business that gaved in to hate. We want to foster hope in the face of intimidation and hostility.' >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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CTV News
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Oct 09, 2019
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The CEO of Paramount Fine Foods is offering to help the owners of a popular Syrian restaurant in Toronto reopen after they permanently closed because of death threats their family and staff received. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian family closes restaurant, confirms son was target of death threats after political protest
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Toronto Star
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Oct 08, 2019
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We could not put our family members, staff and patrons in danger,' family says in announcing closure of Soufi's, a Queen Street West eatery. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINERestaurant delivery jobs hold their own in the Uber Eats age
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CityNews
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Sep 04, 2019
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In the age of Uber Eats and GrubHub, delivering pizza for the local Domino's may seem like a throwback. But for drivers who want more predictable hours and pay — and discounts on food — restaurants may be the better bet. >> Driving-local delivery

HEADLINECooking Eggs in the Morning and Shucking Oysters at Night, Thanks to an App
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New York Times
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Sep 01, 2019
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Gig workers are nothing new in the restaurant world. Every day, contractors on bikes and scooters deliver food for Uber Eats and DoorDash. But in a growing number of kitchens, contract workers now make the food, too. >> Restaurant