The Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) announced that one of its members, Taylor Hoang, has won the 2015 National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s Faces of Diversity Award.
The award honors diverse members of the industry who have achieved success and who embody the American Dream.
Hoang started a mortgage brokerage firm specializing in securing loans for minorities while attending University of Washington.
At age 28, she opened Pho Cyclo Café, which she has grown to five successful locations and established Lavender Jade Catering.
Hoang will formally receive the Faces of Diversity Award at a gala dinner in Washington, D.C., in April.