This portal features 24 of our international small business vendors selling gourmet and specialty food items, artisan jewelry, and handcrafts! All vendors have completed our small business program and have registered their businesses in the DMV. Our School is committed to supporting our entrepreneurs and thanks to the generosity of the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation we have been able to invest in providing technical assistance, training, and creation of this webpage. Treat yourself, family, or friends to delicious gourmet and specialty food! Get a special handmade item or share this page with others!
A grandfather’s love of animals inspired Laura Rojas to create a pet grooming service where your pet is treated like family. Laura Rojas, founder of Animal Company, comes from a family of animal lovers. Her love and passion for animal grooming ignited as she grew up watching her grandparents care for animals as if they were their own children. After working with small animals during a decade, she began a new challenge in a new country with a new skill “Pet grooming” and 3 years ago started Animal Company LLC in Washington, DC leading with experience and passion for pets.
300 Degree Bakery is owned by Luis Briceño. Luis is a renowned baker that specializes in many traditional breads from Venezuela. You can find Luis through his social media. Make sure to follow 300 Degree Bakery on Instagram, and get updates about their different sales locations and delicious creations!
Chef Shawnta specializes in Asian cuisine along with marinades and dressings. She was inspired by her passion for bold flavors. Chef Shawnta tested many different marinade recipes until coming up with her own special “secret sauce”. You can use Drip DC on seafood, chicken, salads, and beef. Try it now! just in time for grilling season.
Come visit Ana Casco at Jaddis Catering. After working in the restaurant industry for many years, Ana decided to open her own business. Jaddis Catering specializes in dishes from Colombia and El Salvador. Jaddis catering mostly offers its services at construction sites. If you are a General Contractor and need a great food concession- Click this link and find out how you can support this great small business and provide your staff with standout meals.
Vanessa Mendez has worked in the culinary field for 8 years. She is a graduate of the Culinary Arts program at Carlos Rosario where she fell in love with the kitchen. Her business is based on healthy, organic cold-pressed juices with no additives. Above everything, the juices are for good health! At Healthy 4 U, they can make eating healthy tasty!
Miracle Hands is a small local business with an intrinsic and unique design inspired by my cultural heritage from Guatemala. Maritza is very proud to have handmade each product with raw and quality materials. She is a wife and proud mom of three kids. They came to the United States in 2000 with a bag of dreams and unique skills.
Miracle Hands started in 2014 under Maritza’s passion for the aromas and benefits of natural products. This was when she started combining different arts, designing and hand-molding the candle containers in ceramic and filling them delicately with exquisite fragrances and soy-based wax. The Natural Soap collection is an exquisite combination of manufacturing through saponification of oils and natural extracts of plants that will make you enjoy the benefit of cleansing and nourishing the skin in a unique presentation and design.
Rincon Catracho specializes in hand made tortilla recipes from Honduras. Vilma was inspired to open her business because of her passion for cooking. She cares about the quality and fluffiness of her tortillas. You can go to her brick-and-mortar location or you can order online for special events. Try the baleadas! They are delicious!
La Herradura Supermarket is a family owned international supermarket that offers fresh produce, meat, and dairy at a reasonable price for the community. La Herradura is a one stop shop for the Petworth community. They offer fresh meats, seafood, produce, and central and South American staples. Visit La Herradura if you are looking for authentic Latinx ingredients.
Moe knows detox empowers and inspires people to choose healthier eating choices. Moe is passionate about connecting his customers with healthy meal replacements that revitalize your immune system and help clear waste from your digestive tract. Creating a healthy lifestyle that will add years to your life versus decreasing your life! Order your personalized meal plan from Moe today!
Adriana Amado is a proud Colombian, marketing professional, entrepreneur, wife, lover of empowering women, fashion, and a faithful believer that you can go as far as you set your mind to. She is the CEO of Indigo Fashion Wear, which was created thinking about making a difference with the way you dress. Adriana is in favor of expressing yourself through outfit and placing your personal mark on it to make a difference. She will personalize your denim jacket. She also sells beautiful swimwear with tummy tucking technology. Reach out to Adriana if you are interested in a n corporate gift, or if you’re just looking for your uniquely designed autumn fashion statement.
Martha Leuro is the creator of a dream called Leuro Designs. Leuro Designs is dedicated to promoting manual art through the manufacture and marketing of handmade products. Many of their products are made by Colombian artisans; with their creativity, they transform natural raw materials into unique accessories. Maty sells handcrafted jewelry made of recycled materials and natural seeds from Colombia, America. Transforming something most people would discard – into beautiful wearable art. At Leuro Designs, you can find that one unique gift for any unique occasion.
Little Bites Catering is a company that offers a variety of Peruvian appetizers and desserts, as well as some Peruvian and Mexican dishes for private events and corporate events.
Little Bites catering also offers beautiful custom-made cakes and cookies for any type of event. These themed custom-made treats are perfect for special events such as birthdays, graduations, baby showers, weddings, holidays, and more!
Visit the Little Bites Catering Facebook page and Instagram to get to know a little more about their beautiful work and how to place an order!
With Art Pastry was born to create well-being for the community. Daniel offers high-quality desserts and specialty cakes. Daniel sells cakes, cupcakes, and cookies that you can get personalized to satisfy every individual’s needs.
They can even create our products based on your special dietary needs. Their goal is to create jobs and recognition for the Latino community. With Art Pastry loves making their clients’ ideas come to life! That’s why their mission is to “Prepare Sweet and Happy Moments for All.”
Germaine has a passion for sewing and has sharpened skills for the color, choice of materials, and techniques to create what she envisions.
Germode Dream is a fashion boutique where Germaine hand crafts and creates her unique brand of clothing.
“I love fashion and I love to dress… I’m so inspired to help the whole world with my fashion.”
We have the personnel for any type of event, such as bar mitzvahs, graduations, anniversaries, as well as any other social or corporate events, as well as weddings and funerals. Simply provide us with the party decoration supplies and we’ll execute your custom set up. With our exceptional food service, you are all but guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Judita expresses through her work a deep understanding and passion for her craft. This knowledge and aspiration pushed her craft technique allowing her to express herself through complex montage tiling, stunning handcrafted tiles, exhibiting creative and playful characters of children and people.
Always presenting an artistic and colorful tribute to her homeland and continuously working in tandem with other dynamic mediums, including figurative ceramic and melted glass jewelry. Judita also holds a very distinctive and unique style of innovative drawing, endorsing her signature creative style as her pieces are always outstanding and remarkable.
Judita can transform animals, people, and cities into vibrant, colorful, and whimsical ceramic forms created with textures and mixed media. She has mastered sculpture and design, and working with clay and acrylics.
Mally is a Colombian who lives in Virginia & she couldn’t find the authentic flavors of Colombian food during that time. So she decided to take her faith and courage and launched herself as an entrepreneur.
In her food truck, Mally and her team travel along Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia, bringing their typical dishes to multicultural people and to Colombians who miss those unique flavors from their homeland.
This tricolor food truck has quickly become a Colombian staple across the entire DMV as it stands out in events, street fairs, and markets.
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