about Golnaz Yamoutpour
I've spent the last 5 years diving deep into project management, digital marketing, influencer marketing, and being an integral part of the Minnesota food scene. I built an organic digital platform, Eat.Drink.Dish, which has allowed me to be a part of such things as: The 2018 Minnesota Food Guide and campaign lead by Andrew Zimmern and Wendy Meadley, City Page's Readers' Choice 'Best Instagram' for 4 consecutive years, a guest speaker at the University of Minnesota, and winning Zagat's 1st Annual Foodie Award in 2017. All while working full-time and going to school part-time for my MBA, which I completed in 2016.
Now, I'm embarking on a new journey to help others in their quest to entrepreneurship and in strengthening their digital marketing, branding, and social media presence.
My first taste of entrepreneurship was when I was 7 years old and I started walking our neighbor's dog for $1 a day. Then, I started going door-to-door selling costume jewelry, and stray cats that I found roaming around our apartment complex. At the ripe age of 8, I was the youngest cashier at my parent's fast-food restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. For the next 10+ years, I did everything from cashiering to making sandwiches, to stocking and inventory.
At the age of 16, I started waitressing. First at a small diner to gain some experience and then, as I went off to college, I applied to work at a fine-dining restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. I waitressed there for 5 years to help pay for my education. While at the University of Minnesota, I studied Landscape Architecture and Nutrition, and volunteered at a non-profit for 3 years teaching kids and families about health and wellness.
In the past 4 years, I've had the opportunity to work with all types of restaurants and brands through Eat.Drink.Dish and help bring them to light to an audience of 60,000+ through events, social media, articles, newsletters, and affiliate programs like Savour Deals and The Minnesota Food Guide.