Arabia Amari

Arabia Amari joined the Columbia Dining team at Teachers College in February 2024. She began her culinary career as a cook at a nursing home and eventually worked her way up to director of food service. Growing up in Astoria, Queens, Arabia was introduced to cuisine from all over the world which sparked her love for trying new foods. In 2008, she welcomed her daughter to the world and her love for sampling foods grew into a passion for cooking and trying new recipes. Arabia is thrilled to be a part of the Grace Dodge team, and excited for future endeavors at Columbia.