Another Entrepreneurship Project of the Whitman School of Management


"Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct."
-Barbara Corcoran,
(2012 Keynote Speaker)

Quiana Seymour

QD's Home Cookin' Diner

A true WISE entrepreneur, armed with a dream and the determination to make it a reality, Quiana visited the WISE Center two years ago. She was able to take classes and meet with counselors who guided her through the process of starting up. After some trials and tribulations, Quiana connected with he right people to help her open a diner where families and friends could relax, unwind and enjoy some yummy home-cooked food or a cup of freshly-brewed coffee. Quiana's passion and drive was the recipe she needed to make her dream become a reality… and a tasty one at that!

This past fall, QD's Home Cookin' Valley Diner held its grand opening and has been open for breakfast and lunch ever since. Daily breakfast and lunch specials are served, and catering is available (think authentic home-cooked meals where a breakfast includes a large, hot plate with eggs, bacon and home fries and where lunch is a good old-fashioned egg or tuna salad sandwich with the fixins'!). Visit the diner at 4710 South Salina Street in Syracuse, NY 13205.

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WISE Women's Business Center

The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-443-8693

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday Evenings & Saturdays by appointment