“We don’t believe in doing things a certain way simply because that’s how it’s always been done. We want to always be growing, evolving and adapting, while still remaining true to who we are, at Showman.” – Chef Romero Dorsette
By: Nikia Wells
For a number of years, the Showman team has quietly worked behind the scenes to create unforgettable experiences for persons wishing to enjoy private dinners or events. From expertly prepared gourmet meals to their impeccable butler service – Showman has created a stellar reputation while shying away from the spotlight. However, in early 2020 they saw that many families were facing food instability challenges, and they wanted to help.
Men, women and children, many who had previously not had to worry about where their next meal was coming from, were now struggling to provide themselves with nutritious and filling meals. As a result, the Showman team decided to add a weekly meal kit to their many existing community outreach and meal assistance efforts. The meal kit, which aimed to provide a family of 4-5 with everything needed to prepare delicious, flavourful, nutritionally balanced and varied meals for a week (all at an affordable price) quickly took off. The boxes became a popular option for those looking for a cost effective meal option as well as home cooks who wanted to explore the culinary world and try diverse flavors from their very own kitchens.
Since the Showman eBistro officially launched on May 6, they have continued to balance their community outreach efforts alongside creating unique experiences. And, the Showman team has become more comfortable with showcasing their many other cultural, youth, fitness, and educational support initiatives.
In the last 12 months, you may have seen the Showman team working closely with Hands-for-Hunger, getting active with Evolve Fitness, having a bit of fun with the local media during their recent cookoff, or supporting groups ranging from Queens in Action to Teens In Purpose. And, they have even more exciting, and perhaps unexpected, projects and events coming very soon.