WCE Students Will Launch Seven Pop-Up Restaurants on Campus April 4-6
Entrepreneurship students from the C. T. Bauer College of Business will face off next week during Wolffest, a three-day business competition that allows students to apply the startup skills they’ve learned in the classroom.
The annual event, hosted by Bauer College’s Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, features pop-up restaurants launched on campus and managed entirely by students. Wolffest serves as the largest fundraiser hosted by the Wolff Center’s senior class, with all proceeds benefiting the program.
Teams are in charge of every aspect of the competition, from contacting sponsors and setting prices to operations and customer experience during the event. This year, the program also partnered with public relations students from the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication to promote Wolffest on campus and across the city of Houston.
Wolffest will kick off on April 4 and end April 6, with pop-up restaurants open for business between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Butler Plaza.
Teams will serve a range of cuisine, including crawfish, halal plates, tamales and more, with some sponsored by restaurants including Niko Niko’s and Glazed Donuts.
Meet the Wolffest Teams
Chopped N’ Skewered
Team Members: Alejandro Atencio (CFO), Arsheen Memon, (CMO), Boma Cheetham-West (CEO), Forest Wharton (CSO), Stephanie Montemayor (COO)
On the Menu: Gyro King & Texas tamales
Team Members: Rishabh Jain (CMO), Akshay Joshi (CEO), Ross Smolen (COO), Cameron Miles (CFO)
On the Menu: Niko Niko’s lamb & falafel gyros
House of Coogs
Team Members: Kiran Meghani (CEMO), Emmit Schultz (CFO), Jonathan Medina (COO), Itzel Romo (CMO), Caitlin Carey (CMO)
On the Menu: Yoyo’s hot dogs & Grandma’s Boys lemonade
Team Members: Melissa Munoz (CEO), Galen Duty (CFO), Chris Englander (COO), Nate Scott (COO), Larry Wilkins, III (CMO)
On the Menu: Halal plates from The Halal Guys
Team Members: Jennifer Pluma (CEO), Lauren Remo (CEO), Yule-John Lin (CMO), Jonathan Campirano (CFO), Viet Dinh (COO)
On the Menu: Las Chenchas blue corn quesadillas
Team Members: Bianca Galindo (CEO), Amanda Moya (CMO), Bryan Martinez (CFO), Jacob Levy (COO), Dat Vu (COO)
On the Menu: El Tiempo Mexican food, Wing Stop & Glazed donuts
Team Members: Jonathan Avila (CEO), Sterling Dodd (CFO), Corey Greene (CMO), Celerino Sanchez (COO), Ami Patel (CCO)
On the Menu: The Crawfish Shack