When the Covid-19 hit Linda Kezovska was establishing a new business providing grazing tables for events..
Mrs Kezovksa had always been passionate about creating art with food. So in February she founded Enjoy Grazing. The first event she catered for was for 250 people in Melbourne. But when she flew home the world just seem to stop.
Mrs Kezovksa was not going to let that hold her back. She thought people needed some good news and was inspired by the man who handed out $100 notes to people standing in a Centrelink queue after suddenly finding themselves out of work. The former Shellharbour Hospital and Figtree Private Hospital clerk wanted to follow his lead and help people in the Illawarra. So she went out and bought $500 worth of gloves to give to essential workers.
"I saw there was a shortage of gloves and finally found some at Euro Foods in Wollongong. Initially I thought I would give them to the hospitals but was told they need a specific kind of glove".
Mrs Kezovksa then put a post on Facebook saying she had free gloves for essential workers and anyone who was vulnerable. She gave them all away and then offered to do shopping for essential workers before reinventing her new business to provide grazing boxes at cost price for people stuck at home during COVID-19..
She has enjoyed a steady increase in people ordering her grazing boxes via Facebook and expanded the menu.
"Customers have been asking me for more variety, Including seafood grazing boxes, sweet boxes and even breakfast grazing boxes".
"I also made 40 grazing boxes on Mother's Day. I use around 21 ingredients".
As restrictions begin to ease Mrs Kezovksa has started catering for small events again.
"I already have a booking in July for a small wedding. And I am starting to get more people contact me about special occasions".
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