Want to read about a Middle Eastern Canadian culinary entrepreneur, based in Saskatoon? Meet Ebtsam Elsheikh of Nile River Food!

I’m delighted (again, this week) to be able to share with you another article (an extended blog posting) from the first wave of the Covid pandemic. As I’ve earlier mentioned in this blog, over the past nine months, I’ve been part of a team of creative entrepreneurs to commemorate something good for a change about 2020! This year, for all its challenges, also marks the 30th anniversary of Praxis’ School of Entrepreneurship’s startSMART program.

As an alumna of the program from 2018-19 and occasional facilitator of the program’s business communication modules, I know how powerful startSMART is, in teaching entrepreneurs the skills we need to succeed.

Today, I’m pleased to post the link to the third of my interviews, featuring the wonderful Middle Eastern specialty cook, Ebtsam Elsheikh. Ebtsam sells her flavourful falafel at the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market and is working to expand her market to local supermarkets. She applies her detailed knowledge of Sudanese cooking and her significant education from living in Egypt to develop “Nile River Food.” Read about her fascinating entrepreneurial journey, in this week’s blog posting.


Praxis Alum and Culinary Specialist Ebtsam Elsheikh