Updated: Sep 18
These ’Cuterie boxes are looking like a whole dang snack — and then some! That’s because there is plenty inside to nibble, munch, and scarf down thanks to celebrity chef and caterer Kimberly Parris, who carefully curates the bright-yellow subscription boxes, all sourced from female business owners of color. “Everybody snacks,” says Parris, who confides that popcorn is her weakness. “We all just snack differently.” That was the lightbulb moment that led to the origin of ’Cuterie. While restaurants folded and shuttered at the pandemic’s height in 2020, Parris was busy quietly building out a list of BIPOC foodie vendors.
Today, she says, she’s amassed 175 in all. And now the newly launched snack and meal box service is about to take your taste buds on a delightful journey, one vibrant flavor at a time. Prepare to indulge in a cornucopia of chef-crafted recipes and mouthwatering delights. From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the rich culinary heritage of the Caribbean and the global diaspora, Chef Kimberly Parris is on a mission to celebrate diversity and redefine how we snack.
Let's dive into just some of these tantalizing boxes that will leave you craving more.
The Breakfast Box: Morning Bliss, Chef-Style
Rise and shine with The Breakfast Box, a treasure trove of morning delights curated to bring the spirit of a chef’s kitchen to your breakfast table. Imagine a stack of fluffy, vegan, vanilla-cupcake-flavored pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup that tantalizes your taste buds with every drop. Add a generous sprinkle of granola for an enticing crunch and a jar of luscious preserves to elevate the flavors to heavenly heights. To accompany your breakfast feast, you’ll find a carefully selected tea or coffee blend, ensuring your morning ritual is nothing short of extraordinary.
But there’s more to this box than just the incredible flavors. In the spirit of inclusivity, The Breakfast Box features products from Black and Latinx women-owned businesses. It’s a celebration of culture and creativity, wrapped in a delightful yellow package. As you indulge in the culinary wonders of this box, you can connect with the producers through a downloadable booklet that showcases their inspiring stories, complete with mouthwatering recipes that incorporate the box’s ingredients. It's a true celebration of sisterhood and the power of culinary prowess.
The More Than Leaves Box: Beyond Ordinary Vegan Snacking
Vegans, rejoice! The More Than Leaves Box is designed exclusively for you, offering a sensational assortment of vegan snacks and meal options that go beyond the ordinary. Brace yourself for a plant-based pasta experience like no other, with gluten-free pasta that's both healthy and delectable. Top it off with a sumptuous tomato sauce that transports your taste buds straight to Italy.
Enhance your vegan culinary journey with an assortment of spices that add that perfect touch to your dishes. And when it’s time to satisfy your sweet tooth, enjoy a cookie mix that allows you to bake scrumptious treats in the comfort of your home. Craving a fancy mocktail to elevate your evening? This box comes with a speakeasy-style mocktail mix, thoughtfully crafted to perfection for your enjoyment. “You can certainly choose to add alcohol to your mocktail,” shares Parris. Cheers! Upcoming Goodness...
The Lux Box: A Gastronomic Extravaganza
Black girl magic…in a box! The Lux Box is a limited-edition snack roundup that pays homage to the exceptional talents of Black female chefs. This box is set to whisk you away to a world of gourmet delights, where culinary artistry meets premium ingredients. Prepare yourself for a fine dining experience like no other, thoughtfully crafted to honor the rich legacy of Black women in the culinary world.
With every season, ’Cuterie refreshes its offerings, ensuring you’re always in for a delightful surprise. As a quarterly subscription service, the boxes are switched out with new and exciting themes, so you’ll never get tired of the same snacks. Soon, Parris says she will allow customers to customize their boxes for maximum snack happiness.
So, what are you waiting for? Embark on a journey of flavors and cultures with ’Cuterie’s vibrant snack and meal boxes. Each bite is an invitation to connect, savor, and celebrate the diverse culinary tapestry woven by extraordinary women of color. Join Chef Kimberly Parris as she redefines snacking and leaves an indelible mark on your taste buds and your heart.
Shop now and get your hands on these bright yellow boxes of culinary magic. From The Breakfast Box’s morning bliss to The More Than Leaves Box’s vegan wonders and the upcoming Lux Box’s hand crafted goodness, each box is a testament to the power of diversity and inclusion in the culinary world. Experience the joy of ’Cuterie today!