Maggie founded District Chop Bar to bring Afro-Caribbean flavors to DC. She perfected her flavors by sharing with friends and family before launching her business out of Tastemakers.
Caroline built GreenIsland Bakery with family recipes for the signature shortbread handed down through generations. In addition to a melt in your mouth cookie, she partners with organizations to support women recovering from traumatic experiences.
Ije started Pies on the Side after one too many friends asked her to bake her divine rum cake. Oreo chocolate chip cookies are HiDC fan favorites.
In 2014, Tory bought a bottle of craft gin but had no tonic syrup to pair it with. With such a beautiful, complex craft gin, she questioned why she would mix it with tonic water filled with high fructose corn syrup and synthetic chemicals. 47 recipe iterations later and the True Tonic Syrup was born.