Food & Beverage

Doron Petersan: Sticky Fingers Bakery

Doron Petersan, founder of Sticky Fingers Bakery, chats with Start DC about finding and building a niche in the District. For over a decade, Sticky Fingers Bakery has been bringing vegan treats to the District. What started with determination and recipe development in Doron Petersan’s kitchen is now a Columbia Heights staple, with an expanded menu to include savory …

Josephine Chu: Zenful Bites

Local catering entrepreneur Josephine Chu chats with Start DC about building Zenful Bites. With post-holiday detoxing and a glut of resolutions for healthier eating, it’s perhaps a good time to introduce Zenful Bites, a DC-based social enterprise offering food education and catering services to promote a healthy, sustainable food system. Josephine Chu and Yolanda Hawthorne …

Shizu Okusa: JRINK Juicery

Shizu Okusa, co-founder of JRINK, talks trading Wall Street for DC entrepreneurship. Shizu Okusa and Jennifer Ngai started JRINK Juicery, their DC cold-pressed juice company, while working full-time at the World Bank. About six months later, in January 2014, they made the leap to full-time entrepreneurship. They use a cold-press process, with a high-pressure hydraulic …