Equator Estate Coffees and Teas Inc

Co-founded by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell in a Marin County, CA garage in 1995, Equator Estate Coffees and Teas Inc. was started with the idea of making people’s lives better through coffee. Over two decades later, and Equator’s dream has become a reality. The company provides high-quality coffee to customers throughout the Bay Area and nationwide while still holding to their core values of sustainability and social responsibility. Equator serves a host of Bon Appétit accounts throughout the Bay Area including Mills College, Uber, and Twitter.  

Mylk Labs 


Mylk Labs founder Grace Cheng gets pretty excited about oatmeal. In fact, she has been eating it every morning for over a decade. This long-lasting love affair with the simplest and most wholesome of grains inspired her to create Mylk Labs, self-funding the company with no prior connections to or knowledge of the food and beverage industry. They make wholesome, convenient food using only real ingredients and natural processes to bring out the flavor and textures of their products.  Mylk sells their oatmeal to the Bon Appétit team at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.