Karam’s Mediterranean Grill is the brainchild of Iowa resident Hamid Karam. With over 15 years of work in the food service industry and a love of cooking delicious homemade Mediterranean cuisine, Hamid first learned the art of cooking from his mother and family while growing up in Morocco.
Immigrating to the United States in 2002, Hamid began his career in the food service industry working with Tyson Foods and learning all about beef production. Hamid then went on to work for Iowa’s own West Liberty Foods, where he furthered his experience in food service management and food preparation working as a team lead in a meat processing facility. Additional experience came with work in fish production with some employment in Alaska’s own Dutch Harbor.
Moving to Davenport, Iowa in 2007, Hamid, in true entrepreneurial spirit, began his own business creating a mobile food cart, serving savory marinated chicken and steak shish kabobs to Davenport and Iowa City residents. He then expanded his business to Des Moines, serving local metro area residents delicious Mediterranean cuisine adding chicken and lamb gyros to his menu.
As popularity and demand for his food increased, Hamid added a second food cart in 2009 all the while perfecting his menu. It was around this time that he began looking into purchasing and operating a premier food truck in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area.
The dream came to fruition a year later in 2010 when Hamid purchased his first green food truck giving it the name Karam’s Mediterranean Grill. Since that time, he has enjoyed the pleasure of serving tasty Mediterranean and Moroccan food to hungry Des Moines, IA metro residents, recently expanding his service and offerings with a new and larger food truck in 2018.
You can find Karam’s Mediterranean Gill, serving great food all over the Des Moines area at many popular events and locales. We would love to meet you, and have you try some of the delicious items on our menu.
To find Karam’s Mediterranean Grill today please check our location on the Klickle app! Karam’s Mediterranean Grill is also available to serve at your private event, just contact us through our request a truck form. Thank you!