Over the years, we have been fortunate to work with a number of talented entrepreneurs. Some of the most noteworthy projects are through our EatsPlace restaurant incubator lab. Our lab allows chefs and restaurateurs to fulfill their vision in a turn-key commercial space. If you are interested in applying to our incubator lab, please apply here.
A number of participants have gone on to open their own restaurants and sell consumer packaged goods nationally. Several have won praise and accolades, including Michelin Guide recognition.
Here’s a partial list:
BevEggs Pork & Grits
Chef-farmer Bev Eggleston created sustainable networks of enlightened farmers who raise eco-friendly livestock and food crops that nourish people and the land.
DC Born & Raised
DC Born & Raised brought an authentic DC experience by combining the food, culture, and music of this famous city under one roof.
Delilah by Chef MacKenzie Kitburi
Chef Kitburi makes abundant use of seasonal vegetables, seafood and meat to highlight the freshness of local ingredients. Chef Kitburi opened multiple locations of Little Miner Taco.
Mixologist Chris Hassan Francke popped-up his Middle-Eastern cocktail bar and went on to open a permanent location in Adams Morgan.
Kalye means street, and Chef Red Garcia brought street food from the Philippines to Washington DC.
Littles by Terry Tomlinson
Chef Tomlinson brought alive the spirit and flavors of American and Caribbean cuisine in a rich fusion to create Littles with his wife.
Mason Dixie Biscuit Company
Mason Dixie is a homestyle better-for-you biscuit company. Find their biscuits and other products in supermarket aisles nationwide.
Chef Randall Matthews opened his Restaurant Elena pop-up, named after his mother. He went on to become a chef partner at Adi’s in Old Town Alexandria.
Rooster & Owl
Rooster & Owl makes inventive, contemporary American cuisine. Rooster & Owl can now be found at their permanent location in the Shaw neighborhood of DC.
Partners David Fritsche and Silvan Kraemer’s vision is a fusion between American and Swiss food and culture. Stable DC can now be found at their permanent location on H Street.
3 Twisted Vegans
Triplet Chefs Rhoni, Rhone’t and Rhoneika Jacobs are the 3 Twisted Vegans. 3 Twisted Vegans focused on vegan burgers and fries with other vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as “milkshakes”.
A mother-daughter team opened their signature Burmese dessert pop-up. They can now be found at their permanent location at H street, right next to another EatsPlace alum.
VegAndes showcases Bolivian inspired products with an innovative plant-based twist. VegAndes is developing its products in consumer packaged goods.
Throughout the years, hundreds of chefs have worked out of EatsPlace, including:
• Catering companies who have prepared tens of thousands of meals;
• Renowned chefs, including winners of the Embassy Chef challenge;
• Chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, brewers, coffee roasters, nutritionists and other farm and food professionals.