How We Popped Up
Originally from Lexington Kentucky, I moved to DC over 23 years ago, beginning my career in the hospitality industry. I transitioned into the high end catering industry before dreaming up the idea behind Stella*s PopKern.
Stella*s was destined to be. After 20 years of catering, I awoke one morning and knew exactly what business I needed to create. POPCORN!! The overall concept of Stella*s PopKern is to bring yummy, flirty, delicious, gourmet and affordable popcorn to DC.
Our name, Stella*s PopKern was a no brainer – it comes from my daughter, Stella, which is an uber cool name and means star, for our nations capital and my last name is Kern, which means kernel in German. After the business name was created, it all started to fall into place.
A long standing tradition in the Kern household was eating popcorn. My mama and I started making popcorn dinners when I was 12 years old. These fond memories have been etched in my mind ever since and I have carried on this tradition with my daughter, Stella. She and I have taken popping corn to a whole new level, and we are ready to share this tradition with DC! My love for food has rubbed off on my daughter, and she is an integral part of the flavor creations that we are bringing to the streets of DC. We have fun coming up with winning taste combinations that both excite and please the palate. The truck concept came out of my love for movement and being free to take this delicious snack wherever DC’s popcorn lovers are.
OUR Commitment To PLANET EARTH
In an effort to lower our carbon footprint, wherever possible, our packaging has been selected based on its 100% compostable nature. All plastic materials we use are made from corn kernels and all of our paper products are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paperboard.
Stella*s Gives Back
Living in DC for over 20 years, we are thrilled to give back to our community. Knowing how hard it is to be a single mother, and the challenges that come with this cherished job, I’ve selected a charity that is very important in the promotion of women, providing them with the tools and support to thrive in work and in life. We’ve selected Dress for Success DC as our charity of choice. We will donate a portion of our proceeds to this important group at the end of each fiscal year.
Hours We Plan to Hit the Streets!
M-F: 11:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. or so…
Events and Late Nights: please check our calendar
Click onto Twitter to see exactly where we are: @stellaspopkern
If we aren’t there, tweet us and let us know where you want us to be!