Global Café, a modern International food hall, is slated to open at this summer inside Crosstown Concourse between The Curb Market and Lucy J Bakery, close to the Central Atrium.
Global Café will host three immigrant/refugee food entrepreneurs cooking and selling food from a common space. Global Café will offer an eclectic mix of affordably priced cuisines from different countries cooked by three immigrant/refugee food entrepreneurs and their staff. The three food concepts may evolve over time into cuisine from different countries, especially (and hopefully) if a country concepts becomes successful enough to leave and stand on its own. Our mission will be all about the entrepreneurs' success, whether within or outside our walls.
The Crosstown neighborhood is home to a very diverse population representing many different countries. Global Café aims to be a gathering place to bring together guests from all different walks of life interested in learning more about different cultures and enjoying wonderful ethnic food.
Global Café will be managed by Juan Viramontes, a talented chef who immigrated to California from Mexico with his family when he was a child and who is relocating to Memphis for Global Café.
Global Café will be open for lunch and dinner and will provide takeaway and catering options.
Global Café, 1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 157, Memphis, Tennessee
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Fayha, Chef, from Syria
Fayha was born and raised in Syria. She moved to the United States in 1992 with her husband Ahmed.
Fayha is very active in her community and can be found helping new Syrian refugees settle into their new homes and helping anyone she can. She is know in the Middle Eastern community as the woman to call for authentic, affordable and delicious dishes.
Ibti, Chef, from Sudan
Ibti was born and raised in Sudan. She, her husband, Abdalla, resettled to Egypt in 1995, leaving their home country of Sudan. In 1999, they moved to the United States, seeking political asylum.
Ibti lives in Binghampton with her husband and three children. She is very active in her community. She is well known in the neighborhood and beyond as she served as the Chef at Caritas Village for 5 years. She is famous for her delicious soups!
Indra, Chef, from Nepal
Indra was born and raised in Nepal. Her parents are from Bhutan. She was resettled by Catholic Charities in Memphis in 2011, along with her family.
Indra is part of a very colorful and lively Nepalese refugee community. Many Nepalese live in the same area of Memphis and they are known for their beautiful vegetable gardens.
Juan, General Manager and head Bartender, from Mexico
Juan was born and raised in a very poor area of Mexico. Along with his parents and 10 siblings, Juan moved to Southern California in 1991.
Juan has been working in the culinary industry since he attended an advanced culinary class in 7th grade. Juan is not only a talented chef but he also is known for his beautifully made drinks.