We had the good fortune of connecting with Mel Bell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mel, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought behind starting MelDe’Z Catering was wanting some Authentic Creole & Caribbean Cuisine that will nourish people Mind, Body & Soul. I remixed a business venture my parents had before we relocated to Houston, TX after Hurricane Katrina.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My proudest moment is when people taste the love & dedication that’s put into making each dish.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give honor to the most high Jesus Christ, my parents for teaching me a skill that’s pleasing to people’s soul/ overseeing great business opportunities, a host of my family & friends who’ve worked countless hours helping me prepare for events, my lash god~baby S. Robinson for introducing me to joining another business venture & too everyone who have given & will give me the opportunity to serve them. Also, to myself for consistently staying focused and never giving up on a idea/goal.

Instagram: @Meldezcatering

Twitter: @melde_z

Facebook: @meldezcatering

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