As a teenager, Ahra worked at bakeries in New Jersey and went on to pursue a Baking & Pastry Arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Upon graduating, she joined the opening pastry team of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market & continued further development at the flagship restaurant. Her first introduction to front of house was at the two Michelin star restaurant, Gilt, as a host. She found it to be her true passion and worked her way up to Maitre D’. She then landed the assistant general manager position at Mission Chinese and Mission Cantina before joining Momofuku Ko in 2014. Ahra went on to work at Ssam Bar as a manager and is now the general manager of Kāwi.