Member Spotlight: The Gourmet Gang

Gourmet Gang ownerThe Gourmet Gang is one of Hampton Roads most “delicious” businesses! They operate six fast-casual restaurants that feature some of the best sandwiches and salads in the area.

Lunch orders can be called in or placed online with quick delivery to just about anywhere in Hampton Roads.

What you probably didn’t know is that the Gourmet Gang also offers full service catering, complete with in-house event planning, floral design and a scratch bakery.Gourmet Gang table spread

Founder Michella Guinan (affectionately known as Mia to her friends and colleagues) is a multi-faceted entrepreneur who admits to having no “off switch”.

Mia is a proud military spouse whose career has crossed multiple industries. She co-founded Transforming Technologies (later renamed Privaris), a biometric security company that, in 2009, was named one of Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Companies.

Gourmet Gang Table spreadHer passions are not just found in her career but also her personal life. In 2008, she and her husband founded Camp Trident, a non-profit that focuses on resilience training for teenage boys. In 2011, Guinan was recognized locally as an Honoree of the Small Business Insight’s Minerva Awards.

In November of 2014, she was awarded the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for ‘Outstanding Public Service Award’ for her volunteer work as a military spouse. Guinan was also recently named as one of Hampton Roads Top Ten People to get to know by Coastal Virginia Magazine.

Mia attributes the Gourmet Gang’s success to her staff. “We have a very strong team of loyal managers and employees who take pride of ownership in their work,” Mia explains.

Gourmet Gang team photo“And to better service our customers, and provide additional opportunities for our employees, we plan on opening two additional stores. This will also help us broaden the delivery range for our online ordering program.”

The future is very bright for the Gourmet Gang and Mia is thankful for the opportunities her company has provided her. Whether looking for a spot for lunch or organizing a black tie event or fundraiser, the Gourmet Gang is your perfect “go-to”. They believe in good food, great customer service, and giving back to the community!

For deli locations go to:

https://www.gourmetgang.com/bistro/bistro-locations/

Catering orders and events call: 757/857-6100 ext. 1

Online deli ordering:

http://gourmetgang.com/desktopcafe/