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MINA EBRAHIMI’S SAINT GERMAIN CATERING BUSINESS

Mina Ebrahimi, an immigrant from Iran, is the founder and owner of Saint Germain Catering. She is the CEO of the group that she founded back in 1999, at the age of 26, after leaving her family’s business of baking in Seven Corners, VA.

Mina has had a passion for cooking and creating memorable events, something she later transformed into a business. Saint Germain started off on a small-scale basis, where she would deliver lunch to people at work and making food for consumption in events.

Slowly, Mina Ebrahimi started growing her business after she transformed Saint Germain to a full-catering business. She was responsible for serving weddings, business luncheons, small parties and other special events. Saint Germain currently serves the DC metro area after growing from a 2000 square foot operating to the current 12,000 square feet operation with 32 fulltime employees and eight part-time employees to help her make tasty foods for consumption in the DC area.

Mina has been able to keep the catering business afloat for two decades, something that has garnered her numerous awards for her service in the catering business. Some of the awards include the 2012 Smart CEO Brava Award, 2010’s top 40 under40 and 2014 Enterprising Woman of The Year.

Mina Ebrahimi is also a philanthropist who’s supported charitable organizations like The 25th Project, which is aimed at providing food and other donations to the unsheltered homeless living in Northern VA. She’s also supported Operation Homefront DC to provide programs to build military families to become strong, stable and secure. Mina Ebrahimi also supported McBaine, University of Pennsylvania’s cancer detection dog. She even went ahead and added Jack-Ebrahimi Program in the university as an interventional radiology vet program.

Mina’s foundation, The Mina Ebrahimi Foundation encourages women to make a future in business as she did. Her partnership with the University of Pennsylvania is mostly focused on cancer detection and prevention, particularly Ovarian Cancer.

Her catering activities have also helped the staff in the university to research and treat animal cancer treatment. Mina Ebrahimi still oversees the kitchen management and the business’s daily activities and continues to improve herself by attending seminars on cuisine, décor, and design.