Amir Sedhom began his culinary career with his family back home in Egypt as a young child. Fascinated by his mother’s cooking, he caught on quickly and was soon on his way to his career.
After studying abroad in Paris, France, Amir landed on the streets of Manhattan offering his Egyptian influenced cuisine to the masses. He then traveled to Texas where he spent time working and trying new things like Southwestern and Spanish influenced foods. From there, he moved to Los Angeles for a short time, but after missing the East Coast, he decided to head back to Boston, where he set up shop in Watertown as Amir’s Catering.
Since then, Amir has grown his business into wholesale production of authentic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine for regional and local grocery chains. He moved the business to Jamaica Plain in 1995 and has been located in the Brewery district ever since!
Awards and Recognitions:
- Amir’s Natural Foods (formerly Laria Foods) serves it up at Bikes not Bombs event with Gov. Deval Patrick and Chef Ming Tsai of “Simply Ming” – May, 2010
- Man of the Year, Taste of Jamaica Plain (Boston), 2006
- Entrepreneur of the Year, Community Business Network, 2003