Flavors From Afar was born from the desire to use food to share the culinary traditions, cultures, and stories of refugee/asylum seeker with Southern California. Each month, in partnership with the Tiyya Foundation, we identify a different refugee/asylum seeker. They work directly with our head chef to create an authentic, restaurant quality menu focused on bringing traditional cultural dishes to our guests. Each featured chef is given the opportunity to hone their culinary skills in a restaurant setting, gaining valuable work experience. They also receive a portion of the sales for the month. This is food you can feel good about.