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Shannon and Paul, Owners of Kebab Craft

ABOUT US

Kebab Craft first opened in August of 2022 in Liberty Public Market in San Diego. Kebab Craft is centered around familiar Mediterranean-Middle Eastern favorites with a California flair. The menu offers an approachable lineup of build-your-own staples, including plates, bowls and pitas, alongside standalone chef signatures such as the Cali Kebab and Loaded Pita Chips.

In just their first year of opening, they have been awarded in three categories: Best Mediterranean Restaurant, Best Caterer, and Best New Restaurant in San Diego by San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Reader, and San Diego Magazine in 2023. They have now expanded their business and opened a second location in Stanton, CA at Rodeo 39 Public Market!

Behind Kebab Craft, Shannon and Paul, the entrepreneurial duo who’ve collectively spent more than a decade in the hospitality landscape. Shannon handles the day-to-day operations while Paul puts his Parisian culinary training to good use as executive chef and taps into heirloom recipes from his Middle Eastern heritage.

Shannon and Paul Salhany first met whilst simultaneously pursing degrees in hospitality: Shannon, an undergraduate at San Diego State University’s Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and Paul, native Frenchman attending a foreign exchange program out of San Diego.

With lifelong dreams of becoming a chef, Paul had already built-up an impressive résumé by the time he arrived in the States. After graduating from culinary school in Paris, Paul landed a highly-competitive apprenticeship at the French Senate cooking for politicians and diplomats, followed by another work-study at Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse.

He went on to work for iconic confectioner Ladurée, starting with a position at the company’s New York City tearoom, where Paul learned the ins-and outs-of restaurant management. Upon returning to Paris, he enrolled at Vatel International Business School to major in Hotel Management, which ultimately brought him to study abroad in San Diego.

Bonding over their shared studies, Paul and Shannon’s chance encounter sparked a lifetime connection. Today, the husband- wife-duo celebrate the launch of their first business venture, Kebab Craft. As Executive Chef, Paul taps into family heirloom recipes and his Parisian culinary training, while Shannon harnesses her background in hotel management to handle the day- to-day operations.

Confident in their program of bold, health-forward dishes, the Salhany’s hope to expand the business with future brick-and-mortar locations throughout San Diego. Budding philanthropists with a passion to pay it forward, Kebab Craft redistributes a portion of every sale to San Diego Food Bank and will look to support additional organizations impacting homelessness in San Diego.

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As a business, we want to give back to the community and San Diegans in need.

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TASTE

What makes our food so tasteful is the high quality and freshness of our products. We proudly serve our customers the best that you will find with a mix of Traditional and Modern Californian flare.

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