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Feastly’s Food Entrepreneurs Series: April of The Nosh DC

Chef April of The Nosh, a supper club in Washington, DC, shares with us her story and passion for cooking and hosting. You can find her meals (always with leftovers!) on Feastly; coming up The Drunken Fish a tribute to the sea and wheat not? a gluten-free menu for even non-GF feasters. She serves the Shaw/Ledroit area and beyond – let’s feast! Why are you a food entrepreneur/dinner party cook? There is no middle ground with me when it comes to food. Either I am microwaving and eating a burrito over the kitchen sink, or cooking a feast asking over friends. One Thanksgiving my roommate and I were away from our families. We decided to throw our own meal, inviting friends and neighbors to celebrate with us. I learned something that Thanksgiving – food is a wonderful connector. While some people came as strangers, everyone left as well-fed friends. I try to recreate that at each Nosh event. What is most rewarding about your current role as ‘Head Chef/Janitor’ at the Underground Nosh? It was hard to …

Feastly’s Food Entrepreneurs Series: Jess Nguyen of Bicycle Bánh Mi

 Today we welcome Jess Nguyen to share her story of how she went from financial analyst in downtown cable car laden San Francisco to distributing delicious street food from the back of her bicycle in and around the Mission. Jess was the first speaker at our Food Entrepreneurs Series – a Feastly initiative to celebrate our community and incredible roster of talented cooks and innovators. She shares her story below.  Why are you a food entrepreneur? When I was in grade school, kids used to look inside my lunchbox and get so jealous of what my Mother made for me. 20 years later, not much has changed. I can make my own lunch, but my Mother’s cooking is still unbeatable. My Mother, Kim, is my inspiration and working with her has allowed us to pursue this food venture in San Francisco. She has an intuition for Vietnamese flavors and ingredients that go beyond anyone I have ever met. While I’m very driven by the challenges and opportunities from starting a food business – at the end of the day, much of the credit belongs to her. …