Rachael Harris grew up in Haymarket, Va and is the oldest of two. Her family always celebrated life surrounded with food and laughter. Rachael developed a passion for cooking from her Dad, both maternal and paternal grandmothers, and her paternal grandfather. Rachael comes from a professional baseball family. Her grandfather played for the NY Giants and the Detroit Tigers, and her Dad currently works for the Washington Nationals. She enjoys baking for the Nationals players and taking snacks down to the field before games where she has become known for the gallon bags of chocolate chip cookies that are always in tow.
She enlisted in the Navy in 2006, and served with ACU-5 in Camp Pendleton, California, attended San Diego Culinary Institute while enlisted, and participated in several military cooking competitions. She left the Navy in 2009 and has been cooking locally in DC for eight years. Rachael’s mother always pushed her to cook and follow her passion, and was her biggest champion. Unfortunately she passed away in May of 2014. Rachael knew that she wanted to push to start her own business and cook great food that would make her mom proud. Her Grandfather once told her that, “you can’t hand someone a hot biscuit and not have them smile.” And that philosophy is what Rachael would like to impart into her business and food.
Rachael found the Dog Tag Fellowship while researching small business resources for Veterans and applied. She is very excited about the opportunities that Dog Tag Inc. will bring to catapult her dream into a reality and allow her to create a place where people can come together through food and fellowship.