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Gov. Scott Recognizes Sunny Ilyas with the Young Entrepreneur Award

Aug 16, 2017

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Sunny Ilyas, 26, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Sunny is the Founder and CEO of Vale Food Co., a fast, healthy restaurant that also offers meal plan delivery. Vale Food Co. was founded in August of 2014 and has locations in Tallahassee and Gainesville with Tampa opening this Fall.

Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize Sunny with the Young Entrepreneur Award today. The growth Vale Food Co. has accomplished in just three years is a true Florida success story. Sunny’s continued hard work and dedication will help ensure his business has many more years of growth in our state.”

Founder and CEO of Vale Food Co. Sunny Ilyas said, “It’s an honor to be recognized with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award today. I’m extremely thankful to own my business and have the opportunity to share my passion for nutrition and healthy living every day. I’m thrilled to see how much Vale has grown in just a few years and look forward to many more years of success and growth throughout the state.”

To learn more about Vale Food Co., visit To learn more about the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award, visit


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