About Beroea City
Hello and welcome to Beroea City. My name is Allaa and I'm a spice master and cook from Syria. In 2013 I had to leave my home city of Aleppo in Syria and spent some time in Egypt before coming to the UK.
Beroea City is an ancient name for Aleppo. I have chosen this as the name for my spice and catering business which I have been working hard to set up so that I can bring the taste of Syria to Surrey (and beyond!). I'm delighted that you are on my website and reading this because sharing my food and recipes brings me happiness and joy. .
When I was in Egypt I set up a spice business selling spices to the growing community of Syrians living there. When I first came to the UK I was in the Isle of Wight, but in 2019 I moved to Leatherhead in Surrey. I have developed a strong network and become part of the community in Surrey, through which I've been able to support some events sharing the best of Syrian food with local people.
I completed my Level 2 Food Hygiene course in 2019 and have registered with Mole Valley Council to run a food business from my home. I am also a member of NCASS (Nationwide Caterers Association) and have trained as a chef with the charity Migrateful.