Naama Tamir

naama tamir

Lighthouse BK, Brooklyn


Naama Tamir was born and raised in the city of Rehovot in Israel and moved to NY in 2000 after her mandatory IDF service. She studied Philosophy and Psychology at Hunter college while moonlighting in the hospitality industry. In 2011 she opened Lighthouse restaurant in South Williamsburg Brooklyn with her brother Assaf Tamir.

Naama is the Producer for the Umami Food and Art Festival, the Chair of sustainability practices and green initiatives at BaBar (bar & restaurant alliance), the Founder of NFL (No Free Lunch) a sustainability platform at the Institute of Public Knowledge at NYU, and a Fair Kitchens leader – a global movement of chefs supporting chefs to improve kitchen culture. In addition to all these positions, she is also a guest speaker at the Institute of Culinary Education, NYU, The New School.


145 Borinquen Place
Brooklyn, NY 11211


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