• perry_thumbnails.png “We Don’t Just Make Food. We Make Memories”
    It is no small feat to purchase a restaurant right before the COVID pandemic hit. Curtis Perry (’02) and his dedication overcame such obstacles and ensured that The Desserterie remained a space of joy.
  • mikeythumbnails.png Mashita: “it’s delicious!”
    It is a beautiful exchange when a perfect plate of food gets handed to you through a window. A restaurant on four wheels delivers a unique experience because the chef gets to express freely.
  • Manny_Thumbnails.png African Food is not a Monolith
    Emmanuel Baiden (’17) grew up in Accra, Ghana. His resilience in a new country helped him venture into business, thrive in a foreign country, and develop a voice for young Black chefs.
  • Sibley_Thumbnails.png For The Love of Chocolate
    Matthew Sibley (’11) is a self-taught chocolatier who creates unique flavor pairings such as ‘toasted rice with matcha’ or ‘earl grey tea and blueberry,’ all made from the finest ingredients.
  • Bud_Grey.png A Grandfather's Love
    Bud Grey (’80) is also known fondly as "baba" by his granddaughter, Cece, who lives far away. Missing her deeply inspired Grey to illustrate a story for her called "The Buddy Bridge."
  • Port-Thumbnails.png A Toast to Port City Brewing Company
    Port City Brewing Company located in Alexandria, Virginia, has delivered world-class quality, locally produced craft beer to the Washington, D.C. area for over a decade.
  • VA-Momentum-Thumbnail.png Gamifying Exercise: One Fun Run At A Time
    VA Momentum is focused on hosting running and walking fun-focused events to promote fitness. The goal at VA Momentum is to gamify exercising and making it a social experience for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Murray_Thumbnails.png Reverse Engineering Your Way to Success
    Murray graduated in 2000 with a major in art and a minor in art history before working his way up as an accomplished executive with over twenty years of professional experience from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.

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