An Iranian immigrant, Mina Ebrahimi is no stranger to hard work. At the age of 11, she started working with her parents at their family bakery. In 1999, at the age of 26, she started her own corporate catering business: Saint Germain Catering. With a passion for cooking, the desire to make events memorable, and an overall drive to spread joy to others, Mina Ebrahimi took Saint Germain Catering from a startup company and turned it into a full service catering business.
Even today she still attends seminars on cuisine, decorating and design, and overall technique. After 20 years, Mina Ebrahimi continues to oversee the daily operations of her business. She wakes up around 1:00 a.m. ready to make the best of the day and to make her company’s best better. She relies heavily on her creativity to keep coming up with innovative, unique ideas and turn them into reality. Persistence, dedication and hard work have all played an integral part in the success of Saint Germain Catering. Believing in yourself and those around you is the key along with a love for what you do and those you do it with.
The success of Saint Germain Catering has allowed Mina to contribute to society in an even greater capacity. One of the only interventional radiology veterinarian programs in the United States, The Jack-Ebrahimi Program, was founded by her. Mina’s sponsorship of The Penn Vet Working Dog Center produced animals that are able to detect ovarian cancer. She also assists with Operation Homefront, an organization dedicated to helping disabled military personnel.
She has also been awarded several distinguished honors: 2010 – Top 40 Under 40; 2012 – Smart CEO Brava Award Winner; 2014 – Enterprising Woman of the Year. Achieving all of this before the age of 40 is no small accomplishment. I am sure we will all be reading more about Mina Ebrahimi in the near future!!!