Our mission is to provide community support to families of former refugees, low-income immigrants, and displaced American families. Flavors from Afar is our social enterprise component that helps to sustain our existing programs at The Tiyya Foundation. Stay tuned for more information about our seasonal campaigns! Here you will find all the exciting ways to support our endeavors. From dinner boxes to private banquets; explore the range of delicious opportunities we have as you enjoy meals that give back to the community.

To learn more about our various programs, please visit www.tiyya.org.




Afghanistan — Chef Liza

Afghanistan —  Chef Qassim

Afghanistan —  Chef Nasima

Iraq —  Chef Nour

Somalia —  Chef Malia

Syria —  Chef Handullah


Afghanistan —  Chef Meena

Eritrea —  Chef Mia

Venezuela —  Chef Maria Esther

Chef Bios coming soon!


the origin

Born from the success of Tiyya, is our newest endeavor, Flavors from Afar, a modern catering company. This program was designed by a collective team of Board Members, Volunteers, Staff, and Donors. Since 2017, we have served delicious cuisine to over 300 happy clients at weddings, board meetings, company gatherings, family functions, and more. Focused on international-inspired food serving the greater Los Angeles region, Flavors from Afar specializes in bright ingredients prepared fresh by artisan chefs who happen to be former refugees & asylum seekers. Experience the tastes of cultures ranging from the Mediterranean to the horn of Africa with authentic spices including cumin, coriander, and cinnamon.

Our Spring Sunsets Campaign  is an invitation to taste various flavors from afar, delivered to you. This season we encourage you to order a dinner box, join us for dinner, or host your own event in partnership with our artisan Chefs. Your participation helps to hire 7 Refugee Chefs & sustain free programs operated by The Tiyya Foundation.

Southern California

Orange County

505 North Tustin Ave. Suite 280
Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 623-9420 > info@tiyya.org

By Appointment Only

Los Angeles

800 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

info@tiyya.org > (714)623-9420

By Appointment Only

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