When life handed Chef Masoud Mehrabi lemons, he and his wife Atieh didn’t care much for lemonade, so they made balls instead. The cheekily-named Delish Ballz are Mehrabi’s take on Persian/Latin fusion as he puts traditional Iranian ingredients and flavours into empanada-style balls in an oh-so-Canadian mash-up of multicultural deliciousness.
A graduate of SAIT’s culinary program, Mehrabi was a victim of COVID-19 layoffs from both the Westin Hotel and Charbar where he learned
from local luminaries Michael Batke, Connie deSouza, John Jackson, Jessica Pelland, and Chef/Instructor Michael Allemaeir. He took inspiration from each of them as well as tapping into their business acumen as mentors to guide him through the process of starting his own business. Thanks to Atieh’s marketing expertise, we found the company on Instagram and
The website and ordering process are super simple, they offer delivery and the flavours and textures are exceptional. We very much enjoyed the mushrooms and truffle sea salt old cheddar and the spicy organic chicken kebab, marinated with amarillo saffron sauce – made extra special with a delicious sumac green chimichurri sauce.