Women and People of Color have been leaders in food entrepreneurship for centuries, producing delicious meals from family recipes out of their own kitchens. Homemade in DC partners with these food entrepreneurs who are building businesses within commercial kitchens and their own homes (through cottage food laws). When you spend $1,000 locally, $680 stays within the community as opposed to just $430.
We believe everyone deserves a great meal.
We believe everyone deserves financial independence.
We believe a thriving local community is centered around amazing food, relationships, and constant reinvestment in each other.
Our founder and CEO, Mackenzie Loy, briefly sold cinnamon rolls from her apartment with huge success, only to realize consistent baking was not her natural talent. She founded HiDC to support other women entrepreneurs of Color building their dreams and path towards financial independence. She holds an MPP and MBA from Georgetown and in between baking cinnamon rolls, she's worked with non-profits, state agencies, and Fortune 500 companies to launch and grow their innovation programs after several years talking ERP at NetSuite. To this day, she loves a good system that gives you a 360 degree view of your business as well as a great cinnamon roll.
If you're a food entrepreneur looking to grow your business, please reach out to homemade in DC to share your passion and products.
If you'd like to nominate your favorite local food entrepreneur or friend breaking into the DC food scene, please introduce us! We'd love to meet them and support their dreams.
If you'd love to see a Homemade in _____, tell us where you live, why you think it'd be a great fit, and we'll add to it our list for 2023!