MAZI founder Melanie chats to Tess. A local lockdown hero who, with her husband, owns Michelin starred restaurant BOX - E.
But Tess wanted to do more. She added one of her own delicious recipes into each box with online tutorials and worked with the Bristol Independent food scene to add any tasty treats she knew would make the boxes extra special.
Fast forward a year and Tess has delivered over:
2,700 boxes to Bristol’s care leavers – incredible and inspiring!
Although her husband Elliot is the chef at BOX – E, his and Tess’s love of cooking is mutual.
She remembers coming home from school to instructions left by her dad for her and her brother, who is now a professional chef, on how to cook lasagne. It’s memories such as these that ignited her passion for food – lasagne is still a family favourite!
“Dinner is time for family”, Tess says. Whether the couple is at home or at the restaurant, they always eat all together.
Tess’s story is just one of how food can connect and inspire everyone