Mina Ebrahimi, CEO of Saint Germain Catering began working in the family bakery at an early age. She gained experience working in the family cafe too that was eventually named Saint Germain Cafe. During her early working years, she learned to provide excellent customer service to patrons of the business.
At the age of 26, Mina started her own catering business called Saint Germain Catering. It focused on corporate clients, weddings, and special events. She transformed her business over time to a full service catering company. Nina employees 32 full time employees and 8 part time employees.
Mina has received several business awards over the years. One is the Washington Business Journals Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2010, and the SMART CEO’s Brava. These awards are given to women business leaders that show passion for their work and give back to the community.
Mina supports many nonprofit organizations through her business. One of them is Operation Homefront DC. This organization strives to build strong stable environments for military families. Another organization she supports is the 25th Project, an organization that help homeless people with donations of food, and supplies during the year.
Nina sponsored a cancer detection dog at the Pennsylvania Vet Working Dog Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It is a tool used to detect early ovarian cancer in women. Her catering business donates to cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania.
She founded a program at the University of Pennsylvania called the Jack Ebrahami Program one of the few interventional radiology veterinarian program around and the Mina Ebrahimi Foundation that helps women build a future in business.
Saint Germain Catering is one of the largest women own businesses in the US. They handle over 200 events per year in the Washington D.C, Virginia, and Maryland area. Mina’s favorite dish to make is barbecued foods. The company recently celebrated 20 years in business and introduced Healthy Options to their catering menu.