Conversations with Cravings

Dine Diaspora presents Dish & Sip featuring two dynamic women entrepreneurs - Aba Kwawu, President of TAA Public Relation(TAAPR) and Rabia Kamara, Owner and Chef of Ruby Scoops. The conversation will explore growing a food business, brand management, and getting food products into retail spaces. 

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

6:30pm - 8:30pm 



Aba Kwawu is the founder and President of TAA Public Relations(TAAPR), formerly The Aba Agency, a results oriented communications and special events boutique specializing in luxury lifestyle, fashion, design, entertainment & hospitality. She has worked with some of the most recognizable brands including Cirque du Soleil, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Chef Daniel Boulud, Laduree, Shake Shack, The Smithsonian Institute, Vogue Magazine, Diageo and many more. TAA PR represents lifestyle brands seeking expertise in public relations, marketing, social media, brand development, and event production.

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Rabia Kamara is the owner and Chef at Ruby Scoops, a Washington, DC based, locally sourced, handcrafted ice cream, sorbet, sherbet and desserts company. Ruby Scoops came to fruition in October 2014, when she noticed the increasing rarity of consistent high quality local desserts. She decided it was time to help change that, all the while beginning to take steps to work for herself. Before her entrepreneurship venture, Rabia worked in several kitchens in the DC area, under such greats as Carla Hall, Jeff Black, Peter Smith, Andrew Markert, and Ed Witt. Her food has been featured in The Washington Post and Zagat.

Featured Craving: Ruby Scoops


Try our featured cravings from Ruby Scoops, a local and online retailer of premium small batch ice creams, sorbets, sherbets, and desserts, all handcrafted and scratch made in Union Kitchen by Chef & Owner, Rabia Kamara. Ruby Scoops uses Kreider Farms dairy, cage free egss, cane sugar, and seasonal fruit from local farms to bring you the finest, richest ice creams, sorbets, sherbets and baked goods.


1230 Restaurant

1230 9th St NW,

Washington, DC 20001

(Tasty bites and drinks will be available for purchase at 1230 Restaurant)



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Dish and Sip is a speaker series that features global influencers in diverse sectors. It provides a platform for discussion and insight into the lives, experiences, and impact of global leaders while enriching connections through food, culture, and heritage.