The passion and creativity of the mind and heart.

I know because it makes me feel whole, sane. It allows me to get outside of my head and create something that can be seen, shared, loved, and enjoyed. It makes me feel happy and excited, fulfilled and content. The enjoyment of my creative mind and heart allows me to grow and be innovative in…

The Strength of Women in Business

Mina Ebrahimi stared out at the age of 11 working at her parents bakery in Seven Corners at Tiffany’s Bakery. She learned the business of customer service at such a young age and continued on to run her family cafe in Tyson’s Galleria at Saint Germain Cafe. She later started Saint Germain Catering in1999 at…

Best Caterer in Northern Virginia another 19 years.

I wake up daily around 1 to 2am with a passion and drive to improve my business to be the best. My vision and creativity never stops. I create and implement daily to help make Saint Germain Catering the most unique and best in the country. It’s not about how big the business is but…

The Right Work Ethic to help you go far in life.

Integrity Integrity is my first pick of having a strong work ethic. An person with integrity develops trusting relationships with clients, coworkers and supervisors. Coworkers value the employee’s ability to give honest feedback. Clients trust that persons advice. Taking Responsibility Seriously A strong sense of responsibility affects how a person  works and the amount of…

The key to success in business is keeping your staff empowered.

Saint Germain Catering is about to have it’s 19th year anniversary in business. They key reason is having a dedicated loyal staff all these years. In the past years I have never lost the sight of giving back to my staff and always being generous with them. Yes, it has paid off in a million…

How to Host a Summer Olympic Party

It’s Summer Olympics time, and though we’re not in Brazil, that doesn’t mean we can’t have our own Olympic fun back here. The Olympics are a rare and wonderful occasion, and one we believe should be celebrated, so we are sharing our favorite Olympic party ideas with you right here. Olympic Party Ideas International cuisine.  Of course…

Hurdles Facing Women Business Owners

Being a business owner is hard. Being a small business owner is even harder. Being a woman small business owner…now you’re just asking for trouble! While money is the number one focus of any business, let’s take a look at the top two hurdles woman running a small business face: Perception – appearance aside, persuading…

Fun Parts of My Business

During the slower months of Summer, I take some time to focus on the details in my business.  This month I have been focusing on cupcakes and perfecting our recipe. I thought about what is my favorite part about my desserts, and then it hit me buttercream icing.   To put it simply buttercream is amazing! …

Do you know what kind of Chicken you are eating?

I wonder to myself when you decide to use a Caterer or Dine Out if people really know what they are really eating? It surprises me how many people are not educated on Food Quality and will eat from anywhere. I have for the past 20 years worked on purchasing the Best Quality of Foods…

The Beauty of Saint Germain Catering

The day I started Saint Germain Catering was a dream come true. I never thought the company would have grown like it has the past 18 years. I can tell you it has not been easy and getting harder each day. I look back when I started the company at age 26 years old. The…

Gratitude of the Heart

When I was growing up, I was taught we must always be grateful and thank God for the good things we had. I was told, we must always find something to thank God for, even in bad times, that there is always. When my parents and I immigrated to the United States in November of…