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FreshMex duo spice up the market in the north east

FreshMex duo spice up the market in the north east

Some people take time to choose their career paths after leaving school.

For Aberdeen men Calum Wright and Robert Moult, the decision to serve up some of the finest Tex-Mex cuisine in the north east only arrived after graduating from university.

After gaining degrees in mechanical engineering and accounting and finance the pair took stock and decided it was time to follow their hearts.

Combining Calum’s experience of working as a chef, and Robert’s business degree and love of food, the duo decided that their next step would be to tackle the Aberdeen market with their quirky new pop-up idea, a tex-mex food stall.

Launched at the end of April, FreshMex, a new food stall and catering concept, brings an innovative twist to local events.

And the pair believe their passion will allow them to offer people something different within the food and drink market.

  (Frasermedia)
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FreshMex co-owner Calum said: “I think there is a bit of a misconception that all street food has to be unhealthy.

"But we are aiming to prove that you can make healthy gourmet street food by using fresh local ingredients from around Aberdeenshire.

“After graduating from University I started working as a chef in a deli café in Glasgow and whilst chatting with Robert about our plans for the future, the FreshMex idea was born.

"Since launching in April, we have attended and catered for a number of events, and have many more coming up this summer including the Banchory and Inverurie Beer Festivals, local farmers markets, and Huntly Hairst Food Festival.

"Last weekend, we were also involved in the Occupy Aberdeen event at the Tunnels and served over 120 dishes.”

  (Frasermedia)
via STV via STV

His colleague Robert added: “We just fancied doing something a little bit different and break the tradition of finishing university and going down the graduate career path.

"Since we both have solid degrees behind us, we thought it was a risk worth taking while we are young and free of commitments.

“After spending five months travelling in America and other parts of the world and experiencing new flavours and cultures, I thought a food stall was something Aberdeen was missing.

“FreshMex is all about offering people fresh Tex-Mex food to their personal liking and, by getting involved in local festivals like Feast North East, this will enable us to introduce our food to new markets.”

  (Frasermedia)
via STV via STV

As well as private catering, the FreshMex team is also taking part in local food and drink festival, Feast North East, by exhibiting at the local lnverurie Farmers’ Market and Inverurie Beer Festival.

The FreshMex food stall will be popping up all over the north-east throughout the year and is also available for corporate and private functions.

High quality local ingredients are used within their freshly-made menu and popular FreshMex dishes include pulled pork burritos, beef chilli nachos, and brisket fajitas, as well as all the firm's homemade salsas and guacamole.

If you are interested in participating in Feast North East, please contact Julia Bryce on 01224 857999 or email here.

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