Born by an immigrant parent who arrived in the country in 1978; Mina Ebrahimi is the Catering founder and the CEO of Saint Germain Catering. At the age of eleven, Mina Ebrahimi started working with her parent at Seven Corners. At that early age, she began developing her knowledge in the hospitality industry. The family café moved to Tyson’s Galleria, and they renamed it as Saint Germain Café. At the age of 26 in 1999, with much effort and determination, Mina split out and began her own company which she named Saint Germain Catering.
She focused on corporate catering and serving on special wedding event and top clients wedding.
Currently, Saint Germain Catering is the most significant catering company owned by a woman in the country. The company manages more than 200 events every day, and it serves 7,000 individuals each day across Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. She has 32 employees‘ full time and eight who works on a part-time basis.
Mina Ebrahimi has received many accolades and awards such as Enterprising Women of the Year Award in 2014, Smart CEO’s Brava Award and Washington Business Journal for Top 40 under 40 Award in 2010. Brava Award celebrated her for being a business leader who shares passion and spirit in giving back to the society. Her professional success has powered her devotion to fund and support many organizations and nonprofit foundations including Operation Homefront DC that provides program intended to create secure and stable military families, The 25th Project that helps the community to shelter homeless people in Northern VA where they offer food donations and other provisions all the year.
Mina also sponsors McBaine a cancer concealment dog together with the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center that help with detection tools that detect early ovarian cancer to over 14,000 women who loses their battle with ovarian cancer every year.
Mina also uses her earnings from Saint Germain Catering to help with cancer research at Pennsylvania University through animal’s treatment for a disease. Mina Ebrahimi is the founder of Jack-Ebrahimi Program at Pennsylvania University which is the only interventional radiology veterinarian programs in the Nation and also Mina-Ebrahimi Foundation that endows women to build a future in business.