Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexandria Hollowell.
Hi Alexandria, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
On April 01, 2020, Chef & Restaurateur Alexandria Hollowell was laid off from her career as a direct result of the unknown financial consequences for businesses in the midst of Covid-19. On that same day, she had several packages arrive in anticipation of LE Meals™ being a weekend gig that she intended to operate on weekends (around her job). After receiving the phone call of bad news, she quickly went into survival mode and set up a table, tent, and marketing tools curbside of her home. She came up with dessert recipes on the spot, jarred them and took them outside to begin selling.
Within the first 5 minutes, she was approached by a neighbor that asked to sample her Melanin Goddess. That same neighbor came back 10 minutes later and completely bought her out of every last dessert she had. From this point forward, Alexandria would sell out on a weekly basis, anywhere from two to three times a week. She used the last of her savings to fund the initial startup of LE Meals™ and took a huge risk by doing so. Which later paid off tremendously. Within the first three months Alexandria outgrew the space in her home and moved to a bigger location on the same road. Which is now noted as the “Austin food gem.”
As of June 2020, Chef Alexandria had rolled out an entire menu to include her initial desserts, hot food items, sides, plant based drinks and medicinal sea moss gel. Her cuisine is the first of its kind in the world, Gullah-Geechee and Creole fused cuisine. The company is now an empire not only offering a Daily Menu but also a Meal Prep section, Vape selection, Pop-Up shop every Saturday at the downtown SFC Farmers Market and the potential of an exclusive after hours called “LE Nights™” to be launched by the end of 2022.
LE Meals™ has been acknowledged by United Airlines, Spectrum, VH1 (Black Ink Crew), Elite Sports Management, BE GREAT Sports, Denver Broncos athletes, Indianapolis Colts athletes, and many more fundamental organizations and counting. They have also been published in countless articles, magazines and blogs. Some include the EATER, Austin Monthly and more!
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
The road has been challenging but an absolutely appropriate fit for Chef Alexandria who has been cooking her families cuisine since the age of 9. What has made everything worth it for Alexandria has been the endless opportunities that have fallen in her lap as a direct result of the undeniable flavors of the cuisine that LE Meals™ offers.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about LE Meals™ Ltd. Co.?
LE Meals™ is the only cuisine of its kind in the world. Chef Alexandria is the owner, founder, and food innovator behind this infamous brand. Brand wise, we are the most proud of the word-of-mouth marketing that has grown our business rapidly as a result of extremely supportive customers. LE Meals™ offers a daily menu M – F, meal prep, disposable vape selection, an after hours (launching soon), and pop-up shop with exclusive off menu items every Saturday.
What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
LE Meals™ will create a new way entirely for the world to view restaurants. We will offer several elements into our locations, aside from just the typical dining idea. Stay tuned!
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