This week’s Dish’n Dames feature, Hope Green, is the founder and creator of Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar and Food Truck in Austin, Texas. Celebrating over nine years in the food truck business, this savvy entrepreneur attributes much of her success to earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology and associate’s degree in managerial accounting. Her educational experience coupled with her natural penchant for taking calculated risks keeps her a strong competitor in the highly competitive mobile food industry.
As a single mom who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit, Hope has spent over 28 years pushing herself to excel in a number of industries, including real estate, retail, and now the world of food trucking where she has rightfully staked her claim as a leader in the field.
Devoting her time, energy, and love into learning how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich has paid off. She has earned a number of accolades and become a front-runner in competitions, including being voted Top 10 at the Trucklandia Food Truck Competition four years in a row. Emojis was named the 2017 Soul Food Truck Fest Grand Champion, and just last year, Hope was named a 2019 Austin Woman Magazine Powerhouse, among other awards.
When she’s not serving the people her deliciously cheesy concoctions, she’s serving her community by working with non-profits focused on supporting foster youth and homeless teens. Hope teaches job skills classes, as well as speaks to youth groups nationwide about her entrepreneurial journey, pouring her experience back into those who will then shape our future workforce.