This portal features 20 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!
My name is Vanessa Mendez and it’s been 7 years since I started the Culinary Arts program at Carlos Rosario where I fell totally in love with the kitchen. I had to go back to Venezuela, where I opened my own natural juice bar, where I was for one year. Due to the insecurity of the country, I went back to the United States. When I arrived, I winded up developing my Culinary Arts program at Carlos Rosario. Little by little, through all the hardships life gave me, I went on developing the idea of what I wanted to do with my own business. Thanks to Raul Medrano, Angela Neira and to Carlos Rosario, I have been able to advance little by little and I am very grateful. My business is based on healthy, organic cold-pressed juices with no additives. Above everything, the juices are for good health! At Healthy 4 U, we 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. I’m very proud to have handmade each product with raw and quality materials. I’m a wife and proud mom of three kids. We came to the United States in 2000 with a bag of dreams and skills.
Miracle Hands started in 2014 under my passion for the aromas and benefits of natural products. This was when I 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.
Moe knows detox empowers and inspires people to choose healthier eating choices, provided healthy meal replacements that revitalize your immune system and help clear waste from your digestive tract. Creating a healthy lifestyle that will add year’s to your life versus decreasing your life!
Hello! My name is Adriana Amado. Proudly 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
I’m the CEO of Indigo Fashion Wear, which was created thinking about making a difference with the way you dress. I’m in favor of expressing yourself through outfit and placing your personal mark on it to make a difference.
Hello! I am Martha Leuro, creator of a dream called Leuro Handmade Creativity. I am an entrepreneur, business manager, wife, and the eldest daughter. I love God with my heart, enjoy the simple things in life, and am proudly Colombian.
We are dedicated to promoting manual art through the manufacture and marketing of handmade products. Many of our products are made by Colombian artisans; with their creativity, they transform natural raw materials into unique accessories.
At Leuro, you can find that one unique detail for any unique occasion. Please, follow us to learn more about our endeavor!
Miriam Perlacio was born in Lima, Peru. Little Bites Catering is a company that offers a limited variety of Peruvian appetizers and desserts, as well as some 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!
You are invited to visit the Little Bites Catering Facebook page and Instagram to get to know a little more about our work. Thank you!
With Art Pastry was born to create well-being for the community, offering high-quality services to satisfy every individual’s needs. Our goal is to create jobs and recognition for the Latino community.
With Art Pastry is serving the DMV with personalized pastry products and services. We design and create cakes, desserts and any gift boxes to suit your special occasion. We can even create our products based on your special dietary needs. We love making our clients’ ideas come to life! That’s why our mission is To “Prepare Sweet and Happy Moments for All.”
Our small business started with the encouragement of a friend, who gave us the idea after trying several meals that we prepared at home for my family and friends, when she tried it she said “this is great”.
As Venezuelan food was not very well known by many Americans, we began to give samples of our arepas in the Southwest area of Washington DC. This is where we had great clientele from the school, CVS, buildings, neighbors and coworkers… they were our first clients and continue to be the vast majority of our clients today.
Our goal is to highlight the flavors of Venezuela, in each one of our dishes.
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.
Designer, CEO and change maker Maria Elena Guzman founded Milena Guro designs in 2016 with a simple desire to breathe life into her designs and promote the beautiful craftsmanship of her native Peru.
Milena Guro has created numerous one-of-a-kind collections of jewelry with precious Andean gems inspired in traditional styles winning various international awards for preserving and promoting indigenous craftsmanship.
Today, the company continues operating on these founding pillars.
I’m a Social Communicator and Journalist but long before wanting to be professional I already designed accessories.
This passion is something that I live every day
I invite you to try our accessories which are unique and 100% handmade inspirations that will make you feel beautiful and above all: Beautifully Different!”
Patty was born in Barranquilla, Colombia where she majored in Tourism Administration, but her passion was always cooking and baking. Since she was a little girl, she used to sneak in her mother’s kitchen, where she tasted the very best of the Lebanese and Palestinian food. Those were the first dishes she learned to cook. She inherited the fruit cake, butter cake and the Arabian sweets recipes that she still keeps in her recipe book.
Patty is always innovating and trying new recipes to amaze her clients. Her family is very supportive and are the first ones to try all her delicious food in every family event.
Her greatest satisfaction is seeing her clients happy and enjoying her food!
Growing up in Harrargie, Ethiopia, Selam learned from a young age the art of cooking traditional Ethiopian food.
Selam has studied and admired her mother’s strength, work and dedication to her craft from childhood and into adulthood; she is grateful to now share it with the world. As a dedication to Tsehay, the restaurant will put the same love and passion into every dish we send out of the kitchen.
Today, Tsehay is a wonderful restaurant that provides a unique and high quality experience to its guests. Please join us in savoring the amazing flavors and experiences with authenticity and reverence to our family traditions.
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