Who Is Mina Ebrahimi?
Mina Ebrahimi is an Entrepreneur and philanthropist whose immigrants parents came to the U.S. in 1978. From the age of 7, Mina began getting her customer service experience as she worked at her parent’s bakery in Seven Corners, VA. She continued to run the family business even when it located to Tyson’s Galleria as Saint Germain Cafe. She always had a passion for cooking and in 1999 at the age of 26, she became the founder and CEO of Saint Germain Catering, which is now the largest woman-owned catering business in the United States. This company is focused on quality food, tasty dishes, as well as superior service for corporate events. The company would also serve individuals for weddings and special events. Mina wanted to do more, so she eventually changed the business into a full-service catering company serving everything before plus business luncheons and private parties.
An Award Winning CEO And Philanthropist
Mina has 32 full-time employees and 8 part-time employees. She has received lots of awards including the Enterprising Women of the Year Award in 2014, Top 40 Under 40 in 2010 and Winner of Brava Awards, which is for female CEOs that give back to the community. Mina is devoted to helping non-profit and other charity organizations including Operation Homefront DC, which is about providing programs to build strong, stable and secure military families and The 25th Project, which provides food, donations, and other supplies to the unsheltered homeless in Northern VA.
Mina Has Supported Medicine As Well
Mina has sponsored McBaine, which is a cancer detection dog from the University of Pennsylvania. Her support aides their efforts in developing early detection tools for ovarian cancer. Mina’s catering proceeds have also helped researchers at the University of Pennsylvania with animal cancer treatment. Mina added a program to the University of Pennsylvania called the Jack-Ebrahimi Program. It is one of the only interventional radiology vet programs in the United States. Mina also started the Mina Ebrahimi Foundation for women. This foundation encourages women of all ages to make a future in business.