CHESHIRE — Hoping to help families in the area with busy schedules, a new prepared meals and catering business has recently opened.
“I’m a mom myself to three kids,” said Joy Bozzi, owner of La Cucina Prepared Meals & Catering. “Having that constant juggle of what to feed the kids, it was kind of a no-brainer to do this.”
Customers have the option of ordering online, over the phone or walking in to grab lunch or dinner already cooked and packaged. Some of the more popular meals so far have been chicken tenders and fries and grilled chicken dinners.
“We offer same day delivery as long as orders are placed online by noon,” Bozzi said. “That’s a big help for someone trying to figure out dinner. Anything to help, because we know what it can be like.”
Bozzi and her husband Greg Bozzi opened a location six years ago in North Branford. The business expanded to Guilford before coming to Cheshire.
The couple owned a restaurant in Branford for 20 years before selling it and opening La Cucina. In addition to prepared meals, they also offer catering services for parties and events.
Since opening last Friday, business has been going very well.
“We get our busiest between 3 p.m. and closing because that’s when people are getting out of work and school,” Joy Bozzi said.
The owner said her post about the opening on a Cheshire Facebook group received over 200 reactions and almost 100 comments.
Next door to La Cucina is Belle Cheveux Salon, a hair salon. The owners of the salon had positive things to say about their new neighbor.
“The food is phenomenal,” Lisa Matusovich said. “We have all been over there several times in the last week. It tastes like you really cooked it yourself at home.”
Matusovich has menus available for the customers at the salon.
“We are so excited. Cheshire was a perfect fit for us,” Joy Bozzi said.
La Cucina Prepared Meals & Catering, 1089 S. Main St., is open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.