Mamood is a proud Kurdish American citizen, born and raised in Iraqi Kurdistan,
into a family of 12 siblings. As a boy, he worked side by side with his father,
himself a self educated, highly respected, and successful business man. Day to
day they operated his father’s Candy factory together. Amed attributes his
business interest and strong work ethic to the early experiences of his
childhood. This exemplary example was consistently demonstrated by his father.
to United States in 1979 to earn an MS in Entomology from the University of
Minnesota and later PhD in Agronomy & Plant Genetics, from the University
of Arizona. He worked for the University of Arizona as a Research Plant
Scientist from 1987 to 1999. During these years, he wrote and published 28
scientific research papers in the field of agriculture.
Amed has lived as a US citizen for most of his life, his Kurdish culture remains
intact. He is proud of his cultural background which is demonstrated via an
open ongoing relationship with Kurdistani universities, and as a chairman for
Tucson/Sulaimani sister city, 2003 – 2008. He has been interviewed countless
times by local news media, sharing his insights on behalf of the Kurdish people
and Iraqi events. He wrote 14 editorials and opinions in the Arizona Daily Star
and Tucson Citizen.
committed to offering his guests an authentic menu. At the same time, there are
plenty of selections to appeal to the pickiest American palate. He has enjoyed
the kinship of many regular valued patrons over the years and looks forward to
more of the same for many years to come.