In 2011, TCF established the YESAM Culinary Arts Center. Located at ARMAGGAN Nuruosmaniye, the mission of YESAM is to research, document and revive the tangible and intangible culinary heritage and traditions created by the Turkish people over the centuries on the expansive geographies they inhabited.
YESAM will develop theoretical and practical educational methods to promote Turkish culinary culture in Turkey and across the world with a view to preserve this heritage for future generations.
YESAM incorporates three conference rooms, a show kitchen and library. The show kitchen is designed for visitors to observe YESAM cooks preparing traditional Turkish dishes and desserts and is open to individual visits, as well as culinary tours.