A Sweet Tradition Lives On
Baklava is more than just a Mediterranean pastry... it's a special dessert whose adoration spans several countries caressed by the Mediterranean Sea, The Balkans and beyond.
Founded in 1977 by Wadah Bahnasy, Oasis baklava started in a tiny home kitchen and grew to a thriving Bay Area business with hundreds of accounts, including the Dishdash family of restaurants.
After 35 years of running Oasis Baklava the Bahnasy family decided to sell their business to good friend Emad Ibrahim, owner of Dishdash.
Growing up in a household with a mom who mastered the art of delicious Middle Eastern cooking, Amani decided to attend Culinary School at Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center to pursue her dream. With a special interest in becoming a pastry chef upon completing her schooling, Amani was looking for an opportunity to put her baking skills to work. Her Uncle Emad needed an energetic baker to carry on the art of baklava making; the connection was made and Oasis Baklava was re-born!