Kargi Gogo all the way from Georgia
RPCVs Sean and McKinze Cook (Georgia 2010-2012) always wanted to start their own business, but had no idea what it would be — until they were noshing on some of their host community’s cuisine. “One day near the end of our service, while brainstorming what life after Peace Corps could look like, our host mother called us in for an afternoon snack of khachapuri. As she buttered and sliced the gooey, cheesy, delicious bread, we knew we had to find a way to introduce it to Americans.”
In early 2013 Sean and McKinze opened Kargi Gogo, a food cart in Portland, Ore., that serves authentic Georgian street food.