CONCEPTS

Get to know the Yela Way. Big on flavor and ideas! In hot pursuit of fierce flavor profiles, we geek out over quality ingredients combined in inventive ways.

CONSULTING

We’ve tasted success! Full of get-up-and-go attitude, we bring the ideas and the know-how to every creative collaboration.

YELA TIMES

Something’s always cookin’ in our kitchen! Find out more about our projects and keep up with us on the Yela Times blog.

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OUR CONCEPTS

It’s all about awesome taste and an immersive atmosphere. Food is the ultimate leveler and brings people together. We take pride in the incubation and curation of memorable brands that inspire.

OUR TEAM

We’re taste universe explorers, working with go-getters, jet-setters and fun time-havers. The Yela dream team is something of a phenomenon. We’re a wild mix of creative energy, culinary genius, project management mastery and many decades of combined experience in the industry.

YASER KHALAF

Chief Visionary
FOUNDER

HENRY HASHEM

Brand Happiness
OPERATIONS

PAT GARZA

Chief Curator
CEO

CLIFFORD BARRATT

Culinary Consultant

KATE KHAYAL

Quality Police
CUSTOMER RELATIONS

THE GENIE

Design & Marketing 

CONSULTING & INVESTING

We believe people are the beating heart of hospitality. Recognizing this and prioritizing genuine service through boutique concepts and unmatched care for our people, guests and staff, we are proud of what we do.

THE YELA WAY

Generating authentic micro-moments of meaningful interaction between our staff and guests is what drives us. With plenty of successful launches and concepts under our belt, we’ve been through it all, and learned the best way forward – so you don’t have to.

HAVE AN EPIC IDEA? WE WANT TO KNOW!

We want to know your amazing idea, and if we like it, we’ll back you! Along with having our extensive knowledge at your finger tips, Yela Concepts boasts a network of connections in the food industry, including but not limited to our various Food Hall concepts.

With our unique process, The Yela Way, we will advise you on everything from your brand, to your menu and location, and empower you to have the mobility to build your brand and the creative freedom to realize your dream!

PRESS

Junction Food & Drink Prepares to Celebrate Grand Opening at Denver’s Colorado Center

Located at 2000 S. Colorado Blvd., the one-of-a-kind, chef-driven food hall will feature an eclectic collection of 10 artisanal food stalls in addition to Denver-based Sonder Coffee and Tea and its signature, 40-foot, indoor/outdoor Junction Bar…

From shawarma to sushi, 10 food stalls are coming to the first University of Denver-area food hall

Junction Food & Drink — at South Colorado Boulevard and I-25 — has confirmed a 10-stall restaurant lineup…

Baboush Chef Yaser Khalaf on How to Make it in America

Yaser’s life-long passion for food, culture and people helped mold him into a successful restaurateur…

Souk Opens in Trinity Groves

Every bit like the set of a fantasy Aladdin dream house. Plush pillows on the floor take the place of chairs. Multicolored sheer drapes hang over a market-esque decoration on the wall…

Tagines and Hookahs at Trinity Groves

If you only read one thing about life-changing Moroccan tagine today… It should be this.

A Food Hall is Coming to Colorado and I-25

The culinary destination, dubbed Junction Food & Drink will be a 12,000-square-foot food hall with creations from both locally and nationally renowned chefs…

New food hall opening in south Denver

Junction Food & Drink is coming to South Colorado Boulevard in spring 2020, offering 10 artisanal food stalls, a coffee shop and a 40-foot central bar to an area of the city whose culinary scene largely has been defined so far by stand-alone restaurants…

Big-name Dallas chefs sign on with Plano's trendy food hall

A booming new food hall in Plano has signed up a slew of high-profile restaurateurs that include some very big names in Dallas dining…

Crave Food Hall Brings Chef-Driven Fare to Purdue

Dedicated to showcasing the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of an array of high-quality cuisines, the 8,000-square-foot food hall, adjacent to the Purdue campus, will feature inspired creations from both locally and nationally renowned chefs… 

Ultimate List of Tasty Restaurants in Plano Texas

Just 20 miles away from the hubbub of Dallas, Plano offers a wide variety of dining options from upscale and elegant to cheap and cheerful…

REINVENTING HOSPITALITY THROUGH ITS UNIQUE BOUTIQUE CONCEPTS

Taking a look at Detour Concepts, a food company, with owner Yaser Khalaf. Local Deep Dive with OTG is a weekly look into the lives and businesses of iconic local brands… 

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