He believed he could, so he is.
Deema Turkish Cuisine is slated to open in October and will offer many dishes from that part of the world.
Yasser Krayem, the new restaurant owner, is excited to bring this type of food to Fort Wayne.
“I love to cook,” Krayem said. “I’ve been cooking for about eight years and enjoying my food. It’s a lot of cultural food, Indiana food, Turkish food, Italian food. This is what I like to do, so I decided to open my own restaurant. I believe in my food.”
Krayem came to Indiana in 2009 and finished his schooling in organizational leadership at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, now Purdue Fort Wayne. He moved to Saudi Arabia and Dubai for four years and came back to Fort Wayne this year.
“I love Fort Wayne,” Krayem said. “I’m going to culinary school right now for cooking.”
While he believes in his food, he is struggling in one area.
“We are trying to open in October, but we have shortened staff right now,” Krayem said. “We’re trying to figure out a way we can fix this problem.”
In all, he is looking to hire approximately six people.
The menu will consist of items such as Turkish delights, Turkish coffee, Adana kebab, shish kebab, special rice and more. Prices will range from about $11 to $35.
Renovations have been completed, and cleaning has been done.
For more information or to learn more about job opportunities, call Krayem at 260-206-7193.