It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Showman E-Bistro is certainly a testament to this proverb as the needs of the Bahamian community drove its founders to introduce this novel meal concept to the local market.
âFollowing the devastation of Hurricane Dorian and in the face of COVID-19, many Bahamian Families are struggling to put food on their tables.
Many are impacted, including children and the elderly, indeed those who are most vulnerable in our communities.
To assist those struggling to feed their families, we decided to produce an affordable meal solution,â explained Showman E-Bistro founder, Master Chef Romero Dorsette.
In May 2020, Showman E-Bistro was launched as a unique food delivery meal concept by Chef Dorsette, alongside a group of leading culinary and food service industry professionals.
Since inception, the company has been providing âaffordable meal options to Bahamian familiesâ through delivery of affordable, high-quality meal kits.
Reasonably priced at $120, or approximately $4 per meal, Showmanâs kits deliver incredible value. The kitâs ingredients are estimated at a retail value of $170, a savings of $50 for customers, achieved through selective, bulk purchasing and local partnerships.
Showman Meal Kits are professionally curated meal boxes, inclusive of meat and fish, fresh produce, rice and pasta and all the ingredients required to prepare up to seven (7) delicious dinner meals.
The kits are complete with recipes (online), portioned and crafted to feed a family of four nutritious meals for up to 7 days. For the health conscious, Showman has also launched a vegan meal box, packed with a variety of healthy beans, legumes and vegetables.
With a focus on the family, the Showman team has been hoping to put some of the joy back into family meal times by taking away the hassle of preparation, shopping and planning.
The ingredients and recipes are provided for you along with unique ideas and creative options flowing from their vibrant online community of home chefs.
Sourcing local produce also supports the Showman commitment to providing the freshest ingredients at the highest quality. Chef Dorsette reminded, âWhen families get together and spend quality time together sharing a meal, it is truly a valuable moment in life that should not be taken for granted.â
With a fully functioning website, Showman has made ordering a meal kit quick and convenient. Catering to the âstay at homeâ reality of COVID life, customers can pay for their kits online and even have it delivered to their homes for a small surcharge. Kits can also be collected from the Showman headquarters on Claridge Road.
Meal kits are travelling all over The Bahamas as Family Island customers can purchase meal kits and have them delivered to the mailboat of their choice. While the kits are curated with small families in mind, single persons are encouraged to team up with friends or family members and share the contents, the good value or their home cooked meal creations!
Through its operations, Showman has been contributing to the local economy in several ways. In addition to engaging and partnering with a team of over 25 local chefs and hospitality professionals that have been impacted by the economic slowdown, Showman has contributed to the local agricultural sector by sourcing its fresh produce directly from local farmers including BAMSI and BAIC.
This partnership has sparked the need for innovation by creating a year-round demand for local produce, most of which is currently cultivated seasonally.
Now in its second month of operation, Showman E-Bistro is well on its way to achieving its mission of making affordable, nutritious home cooking accessible to everyone.
They have reimagined the way that food is purchased, distributed, and consumed, and as a result, built a meal solution that benefits consumers and local farmers, delivering high-quality products at compelling value.
The Showman founder reminds us, âFood is not a luxury, it is a basic human necessity.â For information about Showman E-Bistro or to order a meal kit, visit www.showmanebistro.com or call 242-801-7751.
SHOWMAN E-BISTRO: MAKING FAMILIES SMILE: Showman Meal Kits are professionally curated meal boxes, inclusive of meat and fish, fresh produce, rice and pasta and all the ingredients required to prepare up to seven (7) delicious dinner meals. The kits are complete with recipes (online), portioned and crafted to feed a family of four nutritious meals for up to 7 days. With a focus on the family, the Showman team have been hoping to put some of the joy back into family meal times by taking away the hassle of preparation, shopping and planning. A Showman team member is pictured delivering a meal kit.