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A San Francisco company wants to help chefs sell home-cooked meals. The pandemic has held things up

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When the pandemic hit, Newark single mom Shereen Aly needed a Plan B.

She started cooking food from her native Egypt — chicken shawarma, masri koshari, fattoush salad — and selling it via Shef.com, an online marketplace for home cooks.

“I’ve been blessed ever since to be on this,” she said. “I’m able to balance being with my daughter and doing something I enjoy.”

Aly is among scores of people selling their culinary creations on Shef.com. Many hail from overseas; their profiles discuss their love of cooking and connections to their roots.

The San Francisco company, whose wares are available in parts of the Bay Area, New York and recently Seattle, said it’s served more than 400,000 meals in two years of operation.

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