D.C. Food Startup Connects Refugee Chefs To Home, A New Culture

D.C. Food Startup Connects Refugee Chefs To Home, A New Culture

February 2, 2017 | , The Kojo Nnamdi Show Blog

From the lobbies of Dulles airport to the privacy of family living rooms, the Trump administration’s ban on travel for some immigrants and refugees has had powerful ripple effects in the D.C. region.

But for Noobtsaa Philip Vang, founder and CEO of the meal delivery service, Foodhini, the ban struck both a personal and professional chord.

Vang’s family were Hmong refugees from Laos who settled in the U.S. after the Vietnam war. And since his graduation from Georgetown University in 2016 , Vang has dedicated himself to building a socially minded business based on the skills of refugees.

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