_Chez Yasmine is Philadelphia’s first international gourmet sandwich, soup, and salad truck located in the heart of Penn’s campus, close to the Wistar Institute and the Wharton Business School. Chez Yasmine offers an exciting menu, influenced by our childhoods and the culinary traditions of the US, Tunisia, France, Sweden, Spain and Venezuela, by street food around the world as well as our travels abroad. More than just a simple sandwich, a Chez Yasmine creation is made to order using fresh bread, the finest herbs and spices, the best cheeses, and the highest-quality meats, with recipes focusing on eclectic and unique international flavors as well as nostalgic favorites. Bite into the classic Vietnamese sandwich, Banh Mi, and you taste exotic Saigon. Sample a Sandwich Crudités, a Spicy Tunisian Sandwich, or a Salmon Smörgås and travel to the streets of the Latin Quarter of Paris, the souks of Tunis and Ancient Carthage, or the tiny streets of Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s Old City). Try the Swedish Berry Salad, and transport yourself to the pristine Swedish forest where berries grow wild, ready to be gathered for an impromptu snack. Have a Couscous and join a daily ritual that has carried on for centuries in North Africa. Taste our PBJ, Grilled Cheese Sandwich or soup and go back to summer days when your Grandma called you in from the outdoors to serve you your favorite lunch.
It's simple, healthy, fresh, delicious and elegant. Come and join us for a new and unique experience!
Chez Yasmine is a collaboration between Jihed Chehimi (PhD in Viral Immunology, University of Paris, CHOP, PENN, Wistar), and Yasmine Chehimi (Philadelphia native from Stockholm, Sweden). Jihed Chehimi (Owner) has been interested for many years in the interplay between innate (Natural killer cells and Dendritic Cells) and adaptive immunity in HIV and HCV infections and the role of cytokines (Interferon-alpha and Interleukin-12) in infectious diseases. He has published in prestigious peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Immunology, the Journal of Virology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Yasmine Chehimi, a graduate from the Jonkoping International Business School and the University of Boğaziçi (Turkey) and is at the present time head of the Marketing and Designer Relations at Boutine (Women Fashion Clothing, San Francisco). A word traveler Yasmine speaks fluently Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Swedish and French
The team is deeply indebted to Chef Ane Ormaechea (former Apamate) and Gretchen Britton (Ph.D, Temple University), whose help, guidance, support and suggestions helped us with this project. We express our appreciation and gratitude to all our friends from Texas, Philadelphia, Montreal, Paris, Stockholm, Athens and Tunis who gave us support and encouragements to complete this project.
Philosophy and Mission
Chez Yasmine is a new international food truck founded upon the concept of healthy gastronomy and a passion for offering reasonably priced, nutritious and delicious global recipes. The truck will procure local food whenever and wherever possible, reducing the dependence on fossil fuels, and fair trade products. At Chez Yasmine, we don't promote dieting. Instead, we believe in a healthy approach to food, through nutritious meals and through maintenance of healthy habits. To support our customers, we will provide the nutritional value of our food. Ethnic healthy recipes will be used to provide the customers with an entire new food experience, recognizing the international and healthy trend of the Penn community.
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