Entrepreneurship Students Open Pop-Up Campus Restaurants During Wolffest

Published on April 4, 2018

Bauer Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship Students Compete in Annual Wolffest April 10-12

Students from the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship will put their skills to the test during Wolffest on April 10-12 in Butler Plaza.

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. The program ahs 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 10 and ends April 12, with pop-up restaurants open for business between 10 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 Wolffest Teams



Team Members:

Seniors: Christian Kladzyk, Aisha Dosani, Thao Nguyen, Emre Tichelaar, Anne Yu

Juniors: Tanvir Bhogal, Ranea Al Gaood, Adan Diaz, Kim Nguyen, Luke Kubosh

On the Menu: Crosby Crawfish Shack


Kiss the Coog

Team Members:

Seniors: Dane Ralph, Madison Boehm, George Chuang, Jackie De La Garza, Shalee Hindes

Juniors: Travis Zimmerman, Tucker May, Zara Rahman, Jada Ladet, Vivian Tran

On the Menu: The Halal Guys, Monchy’s Breakfast Tacos, Glazed the Doughnut Café, BBQ Sunday (Brisket Sandwiches and Hamburgers), Triple J’s Sausage Wraps, Rodeo Turkey Legs & Sausage on a Stick, Popbar Gelato Popsicles



Team Members:

Seniors: Tiffany Thai, Munib Jamil, Yotham Kassaye, Andrew Lee, Viviane Nguyen

Juniors: John Skok, Alejandro Guillamon Bozo, Cedric Pasco, Denise Enamorado, Brianna Solis

On the Menu: Texas Tamale Company, La Calle, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sweet Cravings Churros & Crepes, Jarritos, Popston


Wolff Haus

Team Members:

Seniors: Scott Glaser, Jonathan Daniels, Caroline Ferguson, Owen Loock, Luke Walther

Junior: Sarah Burdeos, Madelin Umanzor, Asher Warriach. Armando Garza. Ozzy Sheikh

On the Menu: Niko Niko’s


Deja Coogs

Team Members:

Senior: Alejandro Dolores, Iman Balagam, Tayler Banes, Brad Cathcart, Giovanna Jimenez

Juniors: Alex Santander, Jakob Broaddus, Victoria Rayol, Aaron Morales, Jonathan Thomas

On the Menu: BB’s Café, 100% Taquito, Seaside Poke, Dough Cone, RA Sushi, Steel City Pops, Michael’s Cookie Jar, TasteBudz


Cougar Bites

Team Members:

Seniors: Judy Mai, Tony Carvajal, Shirin Lakhanim, JP Pimienta

Juniors: Omar Alvarado, Erick Hoyos, Ricardo Soto, Loc Dang, Ariana Rios Lobo

On the Menu: WingStop, Breaking Bao, La Madeline, Raising Cane’s


The Hungry Wolff

Team Members:

Seniors: Roxana Bagheri, Solida Chem, Noah Kara, Mandu Mbride, Fantasia Verma

Juniors: Hector Galvan, Annie Nguyen, Dominique Carter, Maria Vargas Uribe, Titan Vo

On the Menu: OhMyGogi, Pop Fancy, La Madeline, Kola Kolaches