Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Natasha Kent

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Natasha Kent has always loved to cook. She recalls shadowing her uncle, a pastry chef, at the Halifax Convention Centre for Take Your Kid to Work Day; she loved every minute of it. During her childhood in Dartmouth, Natasha would spend time helping in the soup kitchen where her grandma worked. She learned from an early age that community service and food go hand in hand in wonderful ways.

When the Old Black Forest Restaurant went up for sale, Natasha jumped at the opportunity to start her own business. Her restaurant, The Hungry Traveler Café, opened just last week. “We’ve had a really warm welcome from the community,” she says.

Natasha is the owner, manager, and head chef of the business. She brings many years of culinary experience to the table. Natasha studied at NSCC’s culinary school. She also holds a degree in business management and finance.

The Hungry Traveler Café serves traditional café fare as well as soups, sandwiches, and take-away frozen meals. Everything on the menu is halal. Natasha wants to provide a place to grab a halal meal for the growing Muslim population in our region. 

When Natasha accompanied her uncle to his workplace many years ago during Take Your Kid to Work Day, she had no idea that someday, her uncle would come work for her very own business. Natasha’s uncle, David, will be joining The Hungry Traveler Café team this month.

Next time you’re near Schnares Crossing, treat yourself to Natasha’s cooking and David’s pastries at the Hungry Traveler Café!


2 responses to “Howdy, Neighbour! Meet Natasha Kent”

  1. carole caines

    Great place to eat and very friendly staff

  2. Charles Weiss

    Look forward to eating at this halal restaurant!

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