Help Eden Restaurant Celebrate Our First Birthday!

By Rebecca Stewart

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Help Eden Restaurant Celebrate Our First Birthday!

Project 2019-08-09 16:51:26 +1200

Eden Restaurant is an Iranian Fusion restaurant on Manners St, Wellington, run by Ali, Yousef and Hajar. Eden Restaurant is turning one in November, and we need your help to celebrate. The first year for any restaurant is hard, and we need your help to get us there. Splash out on Christmas gifts for friends and family, and the money raised will help with overheads such as rent, ingredients, and sales and marketing to grow our business. You can find out more about us here: http://edenfood.nz and follow us on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/edenonmanners/

The story of Yousef, Hajar and Ali

Kia ora and Salaam Aleikum. We are brothers Yousef and Ali, and Yousef’s wife Hajar, and we are the team behind Eden restuarant. Originally from Iran, we have lived in Wellington for over ten years. A human rights activist in Iran, Yousef was under a lot of pressure from his government. He managed to escape, and he and Hajar made their way to Indonesia, where they waited to find out where they would be placed, under refugee status with the United Nations. While they were there, they started a pita bread business for other people from our part of the world who were missing the taste of home. Yousef and Hajar finally heard they were able to join Ali under refugee status through the family reunification visa, in New Zealand. Yousef says ‘It was some of the best news I had ever heard. We had heard about New Zealand – that is was a peaceful country, with kind people.’.

Family is very important in Iranian culture, and Ali was alone in Wellington. Having family arrive was a great joy to him, and together they began thier journey of learning more about their new home - New Zealand people, culture – and weather!

What is Eden? Eden restaurant was born of a desire to share Iranian cuisine with Wellington. We have primarily refugee background staff. Ali says: ‘Despite coming here and starting from scratch – we refugees bring life experiences and skills. We might be new in our new society, but we can produce value. Eden is an entirely different cuisine, and there is a clear gap in the Wellington market for delicious Iranian food’. Food is very central with our community - every gathering starts with it. It’s one of the elements that brings us together. We hope it can create a similar vibe in our New Zealand home. You may be wondering – why did we choose the name ‘Eden’? Eden is a central concept between the main Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It’s a place that is famous for prosperity, crops and food. So for us it signifies abundance of food and the togetherness of people. We don’t just make Middle Eastern cuisine, but Middle Eastern cuisine with a universal dimension.

Come in, say kia ora or salaam aleikum, and see what we are all about! And thank you for your support with our campaign.

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Pledgers 56

Eleanor
2019-12-05 20:50:39 +1300
Sonia Groes-Petrie
2019-12-05 17:55:47 +1300
Eleanor
2019-12-04 19:43:33 +1300
Anne Rowe
2019-12-03 09:14:30 +1300
Anne Rowe
2019-12-03 09:10:46 +1300
Anne Rowe
2019-12-03 09:09:18 +1300
anna williams
2019-12-03 09:06:45 +1300
Victoria Quade
2019-12-01 19:25:16 +1300
Leila
2019-12-01 18:23:20 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-12-01 17:41:32 +1300
Arielle Tracey
2019-12-01 12:20:10 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-11-30 18:22:29 +1300

"Looking forward to this - good luck!"

Fricke Delle
2019-11-27 07:24:00 +1300
Kylie Cox
2019-11-26 21:44:07 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-11-24 17:31:32 +1300

"Sending good wishes for your ongoing success"

Nevada Leckie
2019-11-24 15:44:42 +1300
Joanne Looyen
2019-11-24 10:54:07 +1300

"A lovely little restaurant with great food served with a smile "

Arielle Tracey
2019-11-24 08:12:01 +1300
Viv H
2019-11-23 22:15:38 +1300
Nigella Ramsey
2019-11-23 18:59:20 +1300

"Congrats on making it through your first year Eden, and sharing such beautiful food with us .."

Anonymous pledger
2019-11-23 18:50:26 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-11-23 18:44:05 +1300
Lucile Cretin
2019-11-22 09:20:43 +1300
Gayathiri Ganeshan
2019-11-22 08:19:34 +1300
Brittany
2019-11-15 23:12:49 +1300

"Love Eden – congrats on your first year! Wishing you all the best for many more :)"

Kay Parsons
2019-11-15 22:04:38 +1300

"Just love your food! Delicious!"

Damian Davies
2019-11-15 18:58:52 +1300

"Always a pleasure eating food here :)"

Emily
2019-11-15 15:58:53 +1300
Tania HanPledgeMe Staff
2019-11-14 19:51:33 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-11-14 09:47:04 +1300

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Help Eden Restaurant Celebrate Our First Birthday!

Project 2019-08-09 16:51:26 +1200

Eden Restaurant is an Iranian Fusion restaurant on Manners St, Wellington, run by Ali, Yousef and Hajar. Eden Restaurant is turning one in November, and we need your help to celebrate. The first year for any restaurant is hard, and we need your help to get us there. Splash out on Christmas gifts for friends and family, and the money raised will help with overheads such as rent, ingredients, and sales and marketing to grow our business. You can find out more about us here: http://edenfood.nz and follow us on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/edenonmanners/

The story of Yousef, Hajar and Ali

Kia ora and Salaam Aleikum. We are brothers Yousef and Ali, and Yousef’s wife Hajar, and we are the team behind Eden restuarant. Originally from Iran, we have lived in Wellington for over ten years. A human rights activist in Iran, Yousef was under a lot of pressure from his government. He managed to escape, and he and Hajar made their way to Indonesia, where they waited to find out where they would be placed, under refugee status with the United Nations. While they were there, they started a pita bread business for other people from our part of the world who were missing the taste of home. Yousef and Hajar finally heard they were able to join Ali under refugee status through the family reunification visa, in New Zealand. Yousef says ‘It was some of the best news I had ever heard. We had heard about New Zealand – that is was a peaceful country, with kind people.’.

Family is very important in Iranian culture, and Ali was alone in Wellington. Having family arrive was a great joy to him, and together they began thier journey of learning more about their new home - New Zealand people, culture – and weather!

What is Eden? Eden restaurant was born of a desire to share Iranian cuisine with Wellington. We have primarily refugee background staff. Ali says: ‘Despite coming here and starting from scratch – we refugees bring life experiences and skills. We might be new in our new society, but we can produce value. Eden is an entirely different cuisine, and there is a clear gap in the Wellington market for delicious Iranian food’. Food is very central with our community - every gathering starts with it. It’s one of the elements that brings us together. We hope it can create a similar vibe in our New Zealand home. You may be wondering – why did we choose the name ‘Eden’? Eden is a central concept between the main Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It’s a place that is famous for prosperity, crops and food. So for us it signifies abundance of food and the togetherness of people. We don’t just make Middle Eastern cuisine, but Middle Eastern cuisine with a universal dimension.

Come in, say kia ora or salaam aleikum, and see what we are all about! And thank you for your support with our campaign.

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Eleanor
2019-12-05 20:50:39 +1300
Sonia Groes-Petrie
2019-12-05 17:55:47 +1300
Eleanor
2019-12-04 19:43:33 +1300
Anne Rowe
2019-12-03 09:14:30 +1300
Anne Rowe
2019-12-03 09:10:46 +1300
Anne Rowe
2019-12-03 09:09:18 +1300
anna williams
2019-12-03 09:06:45 +1300
Victoria Quade
2019-12-01 19:25:16 +1300
Leila
2019-12-01 18:23:20 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-12-01 17:41:32 +1300
Arielle Tracey
2019-12-01 12:20:10 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-11-30 18:22:29 +1300

"Looking forward to this - good luck!"

Fricke Delle
2019-11-27 07:24:00 +1300
Kylie Cox
2019-11-26 21:44:07 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-11-24 17:31:32 +1300

"Sending good wishes for your ongoing success"

Nevada Leckie
2019-11-24 15:44:42 +1300
Joanne Looyen
2019-11-24 10:54:07 +1300

"A lovely little restaurant with great food served with a smile "

Arielle Tracey
2019-11-24 08:12:01 +1300
Viv H
2019-11-23 22:15:38 +1300
Nigella Ramsey
2019-11-23 18:59:20 +1300

"Congrats on making it through your first year Eden, and sharing such beautiful food with us .."

Anonymous pledger
2019-11-23 18:50:26 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-11-23 18:44:05 +1300
Lucile Cretin
2019-11-22 09:20:43 +1300
Gayathiri Ganeshan
2019-11-22 08:19:34 +1300
Brittany
2019-11-15 23:12:49 +1300

"Love Eden – congrats on your first year! Wishing you all the best for many more :)"

Kay Parsons
2019-11-15 22:04:38 +1300

"Just love your food! Delicious!"

Damian Davies
2019-11-15 18:58:52 +1300

"Always a pleasure eating food here :)"

Emily
2019-11-15 15:58:53 +1300
Tania HanPledgeMe Staff
2019-11-14 19:51:33 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2019-11-14 09:47:04 +1300

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This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 08/12/2019 at 9:00 PM.