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Montana Leahy

My name is Montana Leahy; I was born and raised in South London. I am 26 years old, a mother to one son, and a proud business owner of a Caribbean Fusion takeaway and restaurant, The Box, located in Wimbledon.

I built my business from the ground up, Starting in 2018 catering out of my grandmother’s kitchen and moving on to renting a commercial kitchen space specializing in home delivery, working with online delivery platforms such as Uber eats and Deliveroo. In 2020 I took a massive leap into finally opening my establishment; Unfortunately, a few weeks after renovating, the pandemic hit and put us into a national lockdown. This was extremely disheartening as restaurants were forced to close. But instead of collapsing, the takeaway flourished. Before I knew it, we became a takeaway hot spot in south London, having customers come from as far as Essex to try our diverse and modern menu!

My passion has always been to cook and give back to the community; I strive to make The Box a positive force within the community, hiring and training young individuals and working with and supporting local charities as much as possible.

My goals are to continue to thrive as a mother and chef, also to grow as an entrepreneur by opening further businesses and open up more employment opportunities for young individuals.

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