Help Laura and Sayat Keep NOOSH!!

Our good friends, Laura and Sayat, need your help!  Their business partner is trying to steal their restaurant out from under them (story SF Chron  IG Noosh ) -- a business created and driven by their tireless work and talents.  Those who have been to Noosh and/or know Laura and Sayat know exactly what kind of people they are and how this is an attack on two extraordinary friends -- an attack that could happen to any one of us unfortunate enough to partner with the wrong person.

They need your help funding their defense (lawyers are expensive)! Any amount helps.  Please share with your friends so that we can all support Laura and Sayat during this difficult period!  We know they will prevail. We know that the new or the next restaurant will be better than ever -- and we will all benefit from the deliciousness they create!! ;) 

43588948_157443983682371_r.jpegLaura and Sayat being recognized for hard work and talents (while always recognizing their team, link IG  (photo credit: @starchefs) 

43588948_1574439791803295_r.jpegLaura, Sayat and team at Noosh being visited by some pretty awesome customers

43588948_1574439745760653_r.jpegLaura and Sayat running the Noosh pop-up with the team

43588948_157443972515617_r.jpegNoosh, the restaurant Laura and Sayat helped to create and run in SF

43588948_1574440712774614_r.jpegLaura and Sayat reminiscing about why Noosh is such an important part of their lives and their history, extending beyond the restaurant 

43588948_1574440191891080_r.jpegLaura and Sayat during their years of running Instanbul Modern pop-up

43588948_1574440501449924_r.jpegThought we'd end with one photo that shows that it's not always smiles and fun. It's hard work. And there are tough times.  This is one of those times. But the path leads forward and we hope that everyone who knows these two will put strong arms around them. Onward!





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Laura and Sayat's response to the false claims by their business partner, also posted here on IG : 

"Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz, co-owners and executive chefs at Noosh, announce that they were wrongfully and without prior notice locked out of their own operation at Noosh which they have been running since its opening and through the conceptual and development phase of the restaurant. This is a surprising development since the third owner who wrongfully locked them out has not been at the restaurant since May, although he has threatened to destroy their careers in the past and is following through with his threats.  Laura and Sayat are devastated to have been separated from their fans, customers and the family they have built with the employee team at Noosh, named by Sayat in honor of his grandmother. Laura and Sayat have always been passionate about creating a unique, value and hospitality driven dining experience and will continue to do so at Noosh, Istanbul Modern SF and/or a new concept of their creation.

Laura and Sayat dispute the false allegations made against them and look forward to resolution as the matter is currently in litigation.
Photo: @eringgg

#litigation"
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Team GoodFood FairFood 
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San Francisco, CA
Sayat Ozyilmaz 
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