Masoud was a chef in Iran before arriving as a refugee in Australia.

With his family, he continues to practice his culinary art, serving fresh, delicious Persian cuisine to Brisbane through his catering business Persian Kitchen Catering.

Masoud is just one example of how refugees and migrants bring valuable skills and enterprise to Australia’s business and cultural landscape.

Even though we’re all staying close to home, we can taste the world with the help of chefs like Masoud! Watch as Masoud shows you how to cook Iranian chicken and lamb kebabs using simple ingredients. Have a go at home and share with us how you went!

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