Mina Ebrahimi is a successful businesswoman. As the founder and CEO of St. Germain Catering, Ebrahimi has continued a long family tradition of entrepreneurship. She cut her teeth working for her parents’ bakery in Virginia as a kid. In fact, she was just 11 when she started.
As Ebrahimi grew into adulthood, she knew the food business was in her blood. She was instrumental in the bakery’s evolution. Eventually, it became St. Germain Cafe in Tyson’s Galleria. At 26, she broke away from the fold to found her own business. As a tribute to her roots, she named it St. Germain catering. Today, they’ve been going strong for almost 20 years.
Mina Ebrahimi started off by targeting corporate catering clients. In Fairfax County, right near Washington DC, this was a great strategy. Eventually, people began to approach her about catering their personal special events. Today, St. Germain Catering caters a variety of special occasions. Whether it’s weddings, anniversaries, business lunches or charity events, there’s no occasion St. Germain hasn’t catered before.
As the leader of St. Germain Catering, Ebrahimi has been recognized several times for her achievements. For example, she won the Washington Business Journal’s 2010 Top 40 Under 40 Award and won a Brava Award from SmartCEO. But personal accolades are not what makes her tick. Ebrahimi is proud to employ over two dozen people, many of them full-time.
She’s also inspired by her parents and their journey. The daughter of immigrants, Ebrahimi was raised to be proud of her country and the opportunities it affords. Her American Dream has come true, and she’s grateful to live in a country that made it all possible. Ebrahimi makes it a point to give back. Favorite charities include Operation Homefront DC and The 25th Project. Ebrahimi also sponsors a cancer-detecting dog.