Gabaroum is a former public health advocate with the Peace Corps who served in UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was an early recipient of a loan in the summer of 2019 as part of the East Village Revitalization Loan Fund for small business owners. (You can read more about the partnership with City Councilmember Carlina Rivera and community advocates here and here.)
Unfortunately, opening a buffet-style restaurant without seating during a pandemic proved to be too much.
Gabaroum had said opening a restaurant in NYC was a dream of hers. She will continue with catering work.