Her family encouraged her, urging her to open a restaurant and share her culinary prowess.
But in 2011, everything changed. War ripped apart Syria and one day Kassah and her husband were forced to make a tough decision.
"We left Syria because our house was destroyed and there was no school for my children," says the mother of three.
Keeping culture alive
Today, Kassah is back in the kitchen alongside six other Syrian refugees, working for catering service Zeit Zeitoun, olive oil in Arabic.