Mina Ebrahimi Took a Palatable Passion to a Successful Business

Giving back, whether it’s to her employees, the community, or the fabulous foods she so passionately prepares; Mina Ebrahimi is a role model for women entrepreneurs. Mina took a passion for cooking and turned it into a successful full service catering business.

Mina’s passion for cooking and delivering delicious delicacies began at an early age. At eleven Mina began working in her parent’s bakery, located in Seven Corners, VA. It was there that she honed in on more than her cooking talents, she learned the value of impeccable customer service, a skill that has become the cornerstone of her business. Mina continued to run her parents business Saint Germain Café until the young age of 26 when she then branched out and began her own catering business, Saint Germain Catering, located in Vienna, VA.

Saint Germain Catering launched specializing in corporate catering, weddings and special events. Mina’s commitment to customer service and fine foods allowed her to quickly transform Saint Germain into a full service catering business, now employing 32 full time staff. The rapid expansion of her business is a testimony of her dedication to her staff and her customers.

Whether looking to cater a small lunch or a dazzling ballroom banquet Saint Germain Catering has been the premier catering company for locals. Mina has been recognized for her commitment and smart business ethics receiving a number of awards including The Enterprise Women of the Year Award and The Washington Business Journal’s Prestigious “Top 40 under 40” Annual List.

Over the years catering companies have opened and closed while Saint Germain continues to build its business. In addition to recruiting top talent, Mina has been intentional in her strategy to grow Saint Germain through one site rather than multiple locations. Mina has proven to be a successful businesswoman in what often times can be a very challenging industry. She is a true testament to what dedication and hard work can accomplish.

For those who are not near Saint Germain, check out their blog where Mina and her team share their tips and tricks for fabulous meals and entertaining.

 

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Mina Ebrahimi the the Success of Saint Germain Catering

Success in catering for Mina Ebrahimi was not easy. She is someone that has managed to connected with a plethora of different people after transformed her company into one that provided full service catering. With a team of sous chefs and a pastry chef that provide delectable meals it has been easier for Mina Ebrahimi to embrace the world of catering with a passion that has led her to winning awards in the business world.

The thing that may have become the driving force for Ebrahimi is her parents. She was able to see the pleasure that her parents had in baking. She was also able to see their strong work ethic because she started working there at their bakery at the age of 11. It was inside of this environment that she learned about customer service. Once she figured out how to meet the needs of her customers it was only going to be a matter of time before made a name for herself with her own business.

Catering must have been in her blood because she continued to run the café that her parents started. Mina would do this during her adult years, but she would eventually transition into her own company. Catering is where she would toss her hat into the ring. This would be the thing that allowed her to provide food for various events like weddings and luncheons. This is something that Mina seems to be very passionate about. This passion has allowed her to acquire so much success in other areas of her life.

Her passion for catering helped create a sponsorship with McBaine. This sponsorship of a cancer detecting dog like McBaine has helped with early cancer detection methods. Mina has a personal blog and a growing staff. She has a lot of different connections to supporting non-profits and this is all because she dared to pursue her dreams to have a catering business.

Mina realized that she contributed to the success of her parents in the café they started. Now she realizes that her employees contributes to her success so she believes in empowering them.