Arab social innovator, Awarded in 2008 by Monocle Magazine as one « New Heroes-Worldwide »
Founder of Souk el Tayeb, Lebanon’s first farmers market, Kamal is a son of farmers and producers, who grew up in gardens and kitchens, tasting life, food and fruits at their source.
After a major in graphic design, Kamal followed the paths of food and travel writer, macrobiotic cooking teacher, healthy cooking TV chef … That all lead to more involvement towards social and environmental change.
Since its first days in 2004, Souk El Tayeb had the vision of celebrating food and traditions that unite communities; promoting small-scale farmers and producers; and advancing the culture of sustainable agriculture. Today’s Souk El Tayeb is an institution that includes a weekly farmers’ market; regional food festivals; educational and awareness programs; the “Beit” project, which focuses on preserving regional culinary and architectural traditions that include “Beit Douma” and “Beit El Qamar”; and lastly, the Capacity Building Program, which aims to personally and financially empower under privileged communities by teaching self-confidence, culinary skills, food safety, and marketing & branding …