If you haven’t heard of Better in Boxes, you’ll be much better off after reading this interview. Marguerite Khoury, founder of the Halifax luxury food box company, has shared a little insight into how her new business started this past fall, and what it’s been like starting a business in 2020.
And honestly, it is so inspiring to hear stories about people who are pursuing their passion, especially after a long career. So keep on reading for an inspiring story and to discover a new local business to support this holiday season and beyond.
Can you tell me a little bit about Better in Boxes and how you got started?
With Better In Boxes people are able to enjoy luxury grazing in the comforts of their own home. All of our boxes are inspired by cities around the world.
I’ve been involved in the food industry for over 28 years. We kickstarted the idea back in September when a customer asked me to create 8 grazing boxes for her special occasion. At the same time I was planning on creating my own grazing table for my 50th birthday party.
I was brainstorming over different name ideas. My daughter was my biggest critic and did not like any of them. She told me that we could do “better” and that’s what sparked the name Better In Boxes.
What do you love about being a small business in Halifax?
I love being apart of a community and society that supports each other. By having a small business in Halifax I am able to connect with the locals as well as support local.
How was your experience starting a new business in the midst of a pandemic?
My experience has been very positive. I believe our boxes have given people a sense of normalcy during these times. I am very thankful for all of the support.
What is one big thing you’ve learned in 2020 as a business owner?
I have learned how important it is to give back to our community. At the moment a portion of proceeds from two of our holiday boxes will be donated to Feed Nova Scotia.
What are some ways that the community can support Better in Boxes during these times?
You can follow us on Instagram @betterinboxescatering and Facebook @betterinboxes.
If you haven’t seen the Christmas Music 4 Local Business music video featuring Better in Boxes, check it out here! Better in Boxes is also doing an awesome giveaway with Uptown Salon and Spa until December 23 at 6pm. So, check out the music video to join in for a chance to win a lil something for all your luxury food and self-care needs!