Prep Entrepreneurs: Amari’s Brownie Express

Prep Entrepreneurs: Amaris Brownie Express

Small businesses have been a huge topic since quarantine for Covid-19  started, as people have been inspired to find new ways to make money. 

Many students in Passaic have been inspired to start a small business doing something they love. This includes Amari Gawthney, Student Council President of Passaic Preparatory Academy. She started a business selling baked goods online and uses the Instagram account @_brownieexpress.

“I have always had a love for baking and seeing people happy, so I combined the two and was able to put a smile on my customers by selling my amazing treats,” Amari said.

If you know a Prep student with a small business, contact Mr. Schmerler at [email protected]!

Our Q&A interview with Amari:


The Boulevard Online: What inspired you to open a small business?

Amari: “I have always baked and throughout quarantine, many friends have told me how much they miss my treats, so I thought what better way to deliver to my friends than by starting a business?”


TBO: Are you proud of what you have achieved so far with your business?

Amari: “I am very proud of what I have achieved so far, I have expanded upon my baking creativity and made new customers.” 


TBO: Describe your most challenging baking project and why?

Amari: “Baking a tower cake from scratch because it was not something I was used to and had to broaden my horizons.”


Thank you Amari and good luck with your business!