Bauer Students Serve Up Entrepreneurship

Published on April 8, 2019

Wolff Center Students Host Pop-Up Restaurants April 9-11

Entrepreneurship students from the C. T. Bauer College of Business will face off this 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. The program has 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 kicks off April 9 and ends April 11, with pop-up restaurants open for business between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Butler Plaza.

Teams will serve a range of cuisine, including crawfish, halal plates, tamales and more, with some sponsored by local restaurants.


Meet the Teams

Wing It


Jonathan Thomas, Asher Warriach, Adan Diaz, Zara Rahman, Omar Alvarado, Savannah Field, Alfred Cervantes, Angela Lin, Adam Lipnicki, Denah Rooks     

Food offerings include:

Wing Stop
Bahama Bucks
Sparkling Ice
Kenny & Ziggy’s
Hugs & Donuts




Tanvir Bhogal, Vivian Tran, Luke Kubosh, Armando Garza, Kim Nguyen, Cory Gaddis, Madiha Faisal, Jesus Garcia, Lexa Creamer, Ruben Tang 

Food offerings include:

Crawfish Shack
Glazed Donuts
Thai Cottage Tea
Tiff’s Treats


Fiesta Coogs


Aaron Morales, Jakob Broaddus, Maria Vargas Uribe, Erick Hoyos, Alex Santander, Kenneth Hicks, Katie DeBakey, Esme Badillo, Abbey Boggs , Christie Brannon   

Food offerings include:

Tony’s Mexican Restaurant
Mi Pueblito
Taste Budz
Texas Tamale’s
Shake Shack
Original Kolache Shop


Electric Coogs


Sarah Burdeos, Ozzy Sheikh, Denise Enamorado, Ricardo Soto, Malaya Pistokache, Evan YoussefAgha, Carlos Juarez, Danny Nguyen, Kyle Li, Erfan Bhuiyan     

Food offerings include:

Lush Puff


Snack To The Future


Hector Galvan, Travis Zimmerman, Brianna Solis, Annie Nguyen, Cedric Pasco, Canyfer Vazquez, Annie Ngo, Altovely Uriostegui, Kaixon Lou, Francisco Ruiz    

Food offerings include:

Del Comal Tortilla Factory
Sra. Churros
Bahama Bucks
Sunny Sky Products
Gong Cha
Go Go Curry!
BBQ Sunday
Taqueria Monchy’s
Krispy Kreme 
Houston Cookie Co.




Ariana Rios Lobo, Dominique Carter, Madelin Umanzor, Ranea Al Gaood, Loc Dang, Tameer Bakkar, Danna Ceron, Maria Madrid, Filip Da Silva, David Lai    

Food offerings include:

True Dog
Liberty Tacos
Kolache Factory
The Paisa Twins




Alejandro Guillamon, Tucker May, Titan Vo, Victoria Rayol, Jacob Skok, Jonny Escobar, Sergio Reyes, David Jaimes, Grier Gracin, Joshua Mapula        

Food offerings include:

Halal Guys
El Canton
Liberty Tacos

By Amanda Sebesta

Posted Under: Events, Student Success, Undergraduate

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