I did not choose food. Food chose me. Although I come from a lineage of chefs, bakers, streets vendors and wholesale produce merchants, I never considered food and hospitality. Like many immigrants, I came to the US to pursue the American dream. I went to the best of schools (Smith College and Harvard University), my career had its twist and turns due to the immigration system constraints.
When I found love and decided to settle down, the first caterer I spoke with did not show hospitality. She wanted my money but the way she went about it left much to be desired. That was when the light bulb struck. There has to be a better way to present African cuisine and make the client feel comfortable working with you. The journey was birth in 2007. TamBo’s is a product of the vision.
I want to say a big thank you to all who have stood by the brand. These are the legacy clients (I call them family) who have continued to support and push me to become better. I want to give a big shout out to the new clients joining the family. Thank you once again. Let the third year journey begin!