Schory: Where did you grow up?
Musfi: Syria. I came here when I was 24.
Schory: First job?
Musfi: In music, as a percussionist.
Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Musfi: Yes, I wanted to be a musician. Owning a restaurant was something I wanted to do, but always my target was music. I have a master’s degree in music.
Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?
Musfi: “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne and the movie
Schory: Favorite charity?
Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Schory: Favorite local restaurant?
Musfi: Eden on the River in St. Charles
Schory: What is an interesting fact about yourself?
Musfi: Through music, I played with a lot of big stars in the Middle East and here, like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sting and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles.