Community Events

Fancy eating Syrian, Malaysian, Sri Lankan or Ethiopian food? Or want to learn how to cook these cuisines? Get your tickets below to one of our events! Our refugee chefs take home 50% of the ticket sales. Contact us for corporate table bookings and events.


Where: Canva Venue, 2 Lacey Street, Surry Hills
When: 25 June 2022, from 1pm – 4pm

FEAST FOR GOOD! A 6-course degustation featuring food made by Syrian, Malaysian & Sri Lankan chefs from refugee and migrant backgrounds, accompanied by live music. All dietary requirements are catered to. Raffle Prizes up for grabs too to raise funds for the Victoria NAIDOC Ball.

Celebrate Refugee Week with us, the proceeds empower the refugee and migrant entrepreneurs we work with. Eat well to empower! Limited tickets available. Ticket sales close at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd June.

pOSTPONED MA’AMoULS baking class (Sydney)

  • When: tbc
  • Where:

HELLO FOODIES! After a sold-out cooking class in March, Chef Racha from Racha’s Syrian Kitchen (as featured in Good Food) is back to teach you all how to bake ma’amouls, their famous buttery cookies. She’ll be joined by her business partner, the pastry master, Chef Nidal Alali. Ma’amouls, meaning ‘filled’ in Arabic, is a handmade shortbread cookie pressed into a carved, wooden mould and stuffed with a variety of fillings such as dates, walnuts and pistachios. They are buttery and melt in your mouth. Ma’amouls are usually made after Ramadan, Chef Racha tells us that her home city, Damascus, is usually filled with the sweet aroma of ma’amouls at this time.

Below are the reviews from our Goody Box customers that included the ma’amouls:

“I don’t know if I deserve them”

“Possibly the best cookies I’ve ever tasted”

“They are so addictive”

This baking class will make an excellent Mother’s Day gift, a cute Sunday sesh with your friends or a date with your lover. Ticket includes a refreshing drink. After baking, we will sit down for an afternoon tea together. You will be taking home a recipe card, the cookie moulds (optional) and of course, your own ma’amouls.

As a social enterprise, we give 50% of the ticket sales to the refugee and new migrant chefs and we split the food costs with them at 50/50. BAKE WELL TO EMPOWER

Check out the FB page of Racha’s Syrian Kitchen

Photos from our previous events:

Syrian Cooking Class at Sydney Cooking School taught by Racha’s Syrian Kitchen on 2 March, 2022

Welcome Lunch for Newly-arrived Afghans at Afghan Gallery Fitzroy, in collaboration with AMES Australia & Host International on 26 February, 2022

Malay Fusion Night at 3 Tomatoes Cafe with Chef Sangee of Sangee’s Asian Fusion on December 9, 2021

Sydney Welcome Afghans Brunch at Zac’s Great Food on Nov 14, 2021

Syrian Pop-Up with Racha’s Syrian Kitchen at Cafe Freda’s on World Refugee Day on June 20,2021