Amanda Saab was born and raised in Dearborn, MI where her love for baking began in her mother’s kitchen. Amanda earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, before pursuing her passion for baking and becoming the first Muslim Woman in Hijab to appear on MasterChef Us. In December 2017, Amanda launched her bakery, butter bear shop. Amanda was named a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow and received the Arab American Professional Network Rising Star Award. She founded Dinner With Your Muslim Neighbor in 2016, after Amanda experiencing hate speech online and saw the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the presidential campaign. Amanda has since moved to a new role with the City of Detroit in the Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity department. And enjoys baking with her daughter, Hannah.