About the Owner

 
                            Celeste Croxton-Tate, founder & CEO

                            Celeste Croxton-Tate, founder & CEO

 

CertifieD, Minority, Woman-Owned Business Enterprise.


Hey there, I'm Celeste and my love for cooking started when I was eleven years old.  Instead of watching Saturday morning cartoons, I watched cooking shows on "WGBH" TV.  I was born and raised in Roxbury, Ma. in a community with a melting pot of  different cultures.  I had a lot of friends from the West Indies and always loved the amazing smells coming from their kitchens.  While I attended Boston Latin School, class of '88, I had friends from many cultures and was introduced to Caribbean, Asian, Cape Verdean, Latin,  Italian, Irish and Greek cuisine.

I have been cooking for years for my family and friends who told me I should start a catering business.  In May of 2006 I took the plunge and established Lyndigo Catering.  Then the recession hit some years later and everybody started doing potluck. Go figure!

My love for Ethnic food especially Caribbean and Indian is the inspiration behind my line of Artisanal products at Lyndigo Spice.

I began making the Pineapple Chutney to cool down the heat of my Jamaican Jerk Chicken that I would make for my clients and their guests.  Not Everyone can handle Jerk!  They would always ask me if they could purchase the chutney in stores.  My response was always "not yet".  At every event most people would be leaving with Pineapple Chutney on a small plate to enjoy later.  Now several years and many recipes later I have created a line of chutneys, relishes, fruit spreads and spice blends for you to enjoy!