Catering to Concordia

Students Deliver Home-Cooked Meals to Classmates

Photo Pierre Chauvin

Starving students pressed for time and money are putting down the ramen and ordering from Mamita, a student-run company dedicated to delivering delicious, cheap and nutritious meals.

Combining delivery service, an online ordering system and inexpensive fare, employees at Mamita are dedicated to getting students to eat right.

“If you’re a student and you work [for] minimum wage, you’re on a very tight budget,” said kitchen manager Marco Carbone. “We make it easy. We provide hearty, healthy meals that we deliver to your home at a very reasonable cost. It’s win-win for everyone.”

Though it was originally started to cater to friends and family, Mamita, now in its fourth year, is expanding to serve the greater Concordia community.

“Despite things like Facebook or Google, businesses don’t just happen all at once. They develop over the years,” said Carbone.

With a quality-over-quantity outlook, marketing manager George Boustany says he wants to make sure students are getting something similar to what their family would make at home, and with a wide variety of dishes like chicken stroganoff, shish taouk and fish filet, Mamita is sure to please even those with the most discerning of taste buds.

Taste buds aren’t the only concern, however—Carbone knows students are also watching their waistlines, but he has a game plan that he says will ensure that their food is the healthiest his clients have ever eaten.

“All I can say is that we’re working on something new […] and we’ll be maintaining a good balance between food that’s good for you, and excellent taste,” he said.