Structure and Team

Kamal Mouzawak, Founder
As the son of a farmer and producer, food and agriculture have always been Kamal’s passion. From food and travel writer to a macrobiotic cooking teacher, to hosting a TV show about healthy living, Kamal has long been a proponent of good food and the values of family, friendship and hospitality that surround it. He created Souk el Tayeb in 2004 and has actively developed and built the institution. Kamal is in charge of the strategic development of the institution as well as its promotion.

Christine Codsi, Managing Partner

After 10 years in business consultancy, Christine, now dedicates herself to actively managing and developing the Souk el Tayeb organization, bringing with her a strong business background and experience in social enterprises.

Jihane Chahla, Quality Assurance
After graduating from university with a degree in agricultural engineering, Jihane created the quality control system of Souk el Tayeb; she is currently responsible for ensuring that the farmers who work with Souk el Tayeb adhere to the rigorous rules and regulations the farmers market insists upon to ensure safety and quality. Jihane also developed the quality manual for Tawlet and helped the restaurant achieve the “know your meal certification”.

Pamela Chemali, Souk Manager
A thriving social and environmental activist, Pamela is responsible for organizing and delivering the farmers market every week; she also organizes all events including the “Food and Feast” events – the Lebanon’s food festivals held across Lebanon. Additionally, Pamela handles the social media and communication for Souk el Tayeb.

Rana Zein, Accounting
Rana is in charge of accounting and administration for Souk el Tayeb organization. She holds a “General Accounting Certificate” and has a background in biochemistry.

Elia Barghout, Tawlet Chef
His love and passion for cooking drove him some years back, to quit a 32 years career in accounting and finance, and lunge into the culinary select industry. He loves Lebanese cuisine and hopes to further enhance his knowledge in its wide selection of homemade authentic and traditional dishes through his work at Tawlet.

Fadi Ayoub, Tawlet Sous-Chef
Fadi first joined Souk El Tayeb as a valet attendant in 2009. His curiosity and passion led him to hold many positions within the institution until he discovered his true love was cooking. He is now a very talented Sous-Chef at Tawlet.

Sami Moussallem, Beverage and Dessert Service
One of the first members of Tawlet family, Sami has a background in hotel management and is responsible for the restaurant’s bar and sweets buffet.

Elie Ibrahim, Host
Elie has a degree in hotel management and has been with Tawlet since 2009 where he is responsible for service and welcoming. Elie can regularly be found in the dining room of Tawlet chatting in multiple languages with guests – welcoming old friends and making sure first time visitors feel at home straight away.

Bechara Sakr, Tawlet Ammiq Manager
Bechara holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism from Lausanne – Switzerland. He’s an enthusiastic young man, always smiling and full of wit.

Djony Kiwan, Tawlet Ammiq Chef
Djony’s 15 years of experience in food and cooking, especially Lebanese cuisine, has given allowed her to become the chef of Tawlet Ammiq since its opening in 2012.

Maguy Hana, Beverage and Dessert Service
Maguy holds a degree in Accountability and Computer Science. She is responsible for Tawlet Ammiq’s bar and sweet buffet and serves as the restaurant’s cashier.

Nakhle Nakhle, Host
Nakhle started working at Tawlet Ammiq, when needed, ever since it opened . His diverse experience in hospitality has prepared him well and his hard work  paid of a few months later, for the position he currently has where he is responsible for service and welcoming.

Tony Madi, Gardener
Tony’s passion for agriculture suits him well for his role as the gardener of Tawlet Ammiq where he manages and maintains the restaurants backyard garden that provides vegetables to the restaurant’s kitchen.

Nizar Akl
, Logistics
A hard working young man, Nizar has been with Souk El Tayeb since the very beginning and is responsible for logistics and the set up of the Souk el Tayeb market.