Mina Ebrahim, the owner of Saint Germain Catering is of Iranian origin. However, due to the revolution in her home country in the year 1978, her family had to relocate to the United States but for Mina, it was a blessing in disguise. She was only seven years of age at that time.
Mina began working at Tiffany’s bakery at the age of 11. The bakery located in Seven Corners was purchased by her parents on arrival in the U.S. While working here, Mina gained high experience in customer service, a virtue that proved to be an invaluable asset in her business career.
Mina Ebrahim helped the bakery grow and on expansion, it relocated to Tyson’s Galleria as Saint Germain’s. After saving enough, she left her family’s cafe and established her own company, Saint Germain Catering.
Unlike her family’s style of operation, Mina intensified her business on corporate serving. Saint Germain Catering was hired to serve in corporate luncheons, weddings, private parties and company business meetings. With its delicious meals, the company gained popularity over time.
Mina Ebrahim currently has 32 full time and 8 part time highly skilled employees working under her. She has received several awards in her line of success. In the year 2014, she was accorded with the Enterprise Women of the Year Award. She was also the winner of Top 40 under 40 awards in 2010.
Mina Ebrahim is also a renowned philanthropist. She is recognized for her sponsorship of a cancer detection dog, McBaine of Penn Vet Working Dog Centre of the University of Pennsylvania. It is responsible for detecting early ovarian cancer in women.
She also channels most of the earnings realized from her company to aid in cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania. She was the brains behind the establishment of Jack-Ebrahim program, it boasts of being the only radiology veterinarian program in the country.
She established the Mina Ebrahim Foundation which empowers women entrepreneurs of all ages to grow their businesses. In addition, she is part of a group that helps disabled victims in war. She has attended many professional seminars dealing in cuisine and techniques.