“I’m a psychology student, but somehow I found my way into a kitchen to get some part-time work done, and the next thing I knew it’d already been 4 years, gone by in the blink of an eye!

I feel life is somewhat like a menu, we used to serve mostly Shawarmas when I first started, but over the years we have gone on to diversify the menu! It’s been a trial and error process, but it’s about what you feel comfortable putting out there, in the end. At the same time, though, we’ve never lost our essence, and kept our beloved Shawarma on the menu, retaining our identity despite the changing times. It hasn’t been easy, I won’t lie to you, sales have dropped drastically but people still want that homely comfort and those flavors. Thanks to those customers, we’ve been able to stay afloat through the pandemic!”

Photo by @vill237

Reporting in from kitchens in Barquisimeto Lara, Venezuela!