She was inspired to begin Pick Your Dish as a way enable families and busy people to sit down, enjoy time together, and savor a freshly-prepared meal. Before opening her business, she worked full time at Nike and knows the struggles that arise from balancing family, work, and meals. She says, “Working full time with two small children and a husband who was out of town one to three nights per week caused significant anxiety in the dinner department. I was torn between wanting to spend time with the little ones I’d missed all day, and wanting to provide them with a solid dinner.”
Pick Your Dish meals are created in a commissary kitchen and can be picked up at several locations around Portland. They are a good option for busy professionals, empty-nesters, families, meal trains for new babies/medical conditions, and people who don’t like to cook.
Eleissa loves being a MOB NW member because of the support and camaraderie she has found. “I was probably close to two years into the business and while I felt supported and understood by many around me, the women in the MOB NW – including ladies I’ve never met except through the Facebook pages – have been amazingly encouraging. I love so much the appreciation for what I’m going through because these women are going (or have gone) through similar trials. I’m also thrilled when I have the chance to collaborate and introduce my customers, friends and family to another talented and driven MOB!”
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