Today we’d like to introduce you to Vanessa Meza.
Hi Vanessa, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
It all started on the Christmas of 2019 we were all gathering at my mom’s house. My sister Brenda put together a small charcuterie board for us to snack on. That was actually the first time I had ever tried it. I specifically remember trying the blueberry goat cheese paired with salami on a sesame seed cracker and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Soon after covid hit, my husband and I developed a habit of weekly charcuterie date nights where he would cook up steaks and I would put together a board for us to enjoy. I fell in love with the process from start to finish including shopping for different meats and cheeses. As I posted my creations on my Instagram family and friends expressed interest in me making them their own charcuterie spread. I loved the feeling of making someone smile through food especially during covid.
From there, it didn’t take long for me to take a leap of faith and start what I now am proud to call my own small business!
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It honestly all has happened so fast! Looking back, there has been some stressful moments of wondering if I took too many orders or if I had enough product for all my orders and of course with the unprecedented times of covid I always wanted to ensure the utmost safety for both my customers and myself.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I consider myself a cheese and meats connoisseur. I like to think of what I do as an art because of the love I pour into every detail of each box. I take extreme pride in knowing that I was able to start a successful Latina owned small business during a global pandemic. One thing that drives me and keeps me motivated are my children Dominic (8) and Layla (7). They are some of my biggest fans and of course my number one customers.
Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
I consider myself blessed that I have so many loved ones and friends who helped me get the ball rolling through purchasing and sharing my product.
- Mini Box $20 (feeds 1)
- Small Box $40 (feeds 1-2)
- Medium box $55 (feeds 2-3)
- Large box $75 (feeds 3-5)
- Platter $95 (feeds 8-10)
- Website: https://estradanessa.wixsite.com/charcuterie_2go
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/charcuterie_2go?utm_medium=copy_link