As a trained baker, Reem worked with Bay Area’s esteemed cooperative bakery Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria, Grace Street Catering, and several local chefs before launching Reem’s California. She is a graduate of the competitive food business incubator program, La Cocina, Centro Community Partners, and Oakland-based business accelerator program ICA: Fund Good Jobs.
Before dedicating herself to a culinary career, Reem worked as a labor and community organizer and brings the spirit of social justice to all her restaurants and projects. Reem sits at the intersection of her three passions: food, community, and social justice. Using the tool of food, Reem invokes the central virtue of her Arab culture- hospitality- to build strong, resilient and connected community.