Jabber Al-Bihani Jr.
Jabber Al-Bihani Jr. is a community builder and a co-founder of Komeeda. Originally from the diverse neighborhood of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, Jabber has been always inspired by flavorful dishes made by his friends’ immigrant mothers and the memories they shared with those feasts inspired his love of food at a very young age.
In 2015, inspired by the food-centric cultures and curious travelers he met during his backpacking trip through Middle East and Europe, Jabber launched Komeeda to recreate those learning experiences. Komeeda’s mission is to build a sustainable business model for the culinary community (uniting eateries and chefs) and help practitioners demonstrate their skills in small, manageable community settings.
Today, Komeeda offers a range of food-centric experiences including communal restaurant tastings, culinary competitions, foodie festivals, creative pop-ups, and social impact dining campaigns such as "Displaced Kitchens" (which are refugee- hosted dinners). In the short time since its inception, the company has also been featured by the New York Times, AJ+ and Global Citizens. Through this work, Jabber has created a “kommunity” comprised of restaurants, bakeries, chefs, foodies that can capably mobilize in a very short time timeframe to bring New Yorkers to a table in a range of settings to enjoy a casual, delicious, impromptu meal.