Cafe Sunshine & SalamaTea
I’m Hamed – a Persian chef, caterer and cooking instructor based in Melbourne, with years of experience in the kitchen.
I was born in Iran’s capital Tehran, migrated to Australia in 2012, and have called Melbourne home since. My life here still revolves around food and, in particular, sharing my Persian cultural and culinary heritage with the local Melbourne community.
I was previously running cooking classes with Free to Feed, a not-for-profit social enterprise cooking school that facilitated my first paid employment in Melbourne
We can provide delicious Middle Eastern and traditional Persian food for all sorts of events – birthdays, weddings, gatherings, housewarmings, parties, and so on. Whether your event is small or large, casual or formal, we can meet your needs.
Please browse our sample menu to discover the dishes we can provide for your event. These are flexible and can be tweaked to suit preferences and dietary requirements. For enquiries and further information, please contact us.
Learn Persian Cooking
If you want more than just catering services and would like to offer a more engaging experience for your guests, we can hold a cooking class in your home or corporate space. You will learn about the basic ingredients of Persian cuisine and cooking techniques for preparing traditional and contemporary Persian meals. As we cook together, we’ll share personal stories from Iran and speak about Persian culture.
Our format is flexible but will typically involve 2 hours of relaxed cooking class. This is a hands-on activity, so you and your guests will be participating in the preparation of the meal before we sit down to share the feast together.
Hameds Persian kitchen Recipes
We invite you to try cooking our cuisine in your own home. Click on the button below to download an original recipe.
Hamed Allahyari, & SalamaTea
Founder of Hamed’s Persian Kitchen, Cafe Sunshine and Salamatea
Hamed was born in Iran’s capital, Tehran, migrated to Australia in 2012, and has called Melbourne home since. His life revolves around food and sharing his Persian cultural and culinary heritage with the local community.
My life here still revolves around food and, in particular, sharing my Persian cultural and culinary heritage with the local Melbourne community. I was previously running cooking classes with Free to Feed, a not-for-profit social enterprise cooking school that facilitated my first paid employment in Melbourne.
Grateful for the support I’ve received from FTF and other like-minded initiatives, I have now launched a social enterprise of my own – Cafe Sunshine & SalamaTea – a cafe by day and restaurant by night, which employs and empowers other refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants facing the same difficulties I faced when I first came to Australia.
Cafe Sunshine & SalamaTea