Launched in 2020 at the start of the global pandemic, Flavors From Afar is the “social enterprise restaurant” of Meymuna Hussein-Cattan’s Tiyya Foundation — a refugee assistance program that helps participants achieve economic mobility and community in the United States.
For the last three years, Little Ethiopia’s Flavors From Afar has served the community global comfort food created by a rotating selection of refugee chefs carefully selected by the Flavors team, which also includes Co-founder Christian Davis.
Now, FFA will relocate to East Hollywood to expand its culinary program and launch the Tiyya Foundation LA office. The new space will allow the team to host onsite workshops for participants, provide opportunities for collaboration from community partners, and deliver cooking experiences for the public — not to mention, the incoming outpost will be more accessible and visible to the community, helping to raise awareness about Flavors’/Tiyya’s presence and workforce development programming.
“Flavors has accomplished so much in just three years – national media attention, a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand, and was named a Los Angeles Times Top 101 Restaurant (for two years in a row)…We’re committed to continuing this incredible momentum and remaining ‘one of the most objectively unique and memorable places to eat in the city,'” explains Flavors’ website.
Flavors’ new location should be up and running by fall.
A full interview with Hussein-Cattan is forthcoming.