2015: Zestly was started by couple Gino Martini and Tamlyn van Rensburg. Entrepreneur’s with a growing love for food and discovering new tastes. Both having day jobs at the time, Tamlyn, started selling sourced gourmet products to family and close friends. Gino encouraged her to turn the love of sharing foods and snacks into a business by selling to more than just family and friends, this is when their journey started.
But lets not assume this all went smooth sailing…Still having day jobs they spent their weekends and late nights drawing up a business plan – which at the time seemed impossible. Their idea was crazy but exciting, to become full time entrepreneurs and work alongside each other, they made the decision and later both resigned.
After blood, sweat and lots of coffee they had an idea! They planned to turn the family-snack-sharing into a business – “Our concept was to allow people to discover new foods and snacks” This evolved from sharing products with family > To delivering products in a beautiful box. We would ensure a scrumptious gourmet food and snack box delivered monthly to your doorstep or work place. A surprise to the customer’s door, just like Christmas! Who doesn’t love Christmas – I think it’s fair to say Zestly was born!
2016: Thanks to all our loyal supporters we were able to grow Zestly into something quite spectacular. South Africa’s premium themed gift box store, a perfect addition to the family which makes for that beautiful thoughtful gift. We specialize in Corporate gifts and Premium Gifts, We work with some of the most successful companies in South Africa. If you think we will fit the part contact us and let’s see if we can assist.
So we encourage you to support us by gifting someone or become a member of Zestly!
A good friend once said to me “life is too short for carrots and celery sticks” while sipping her tomato cocktail.
Thanks for all the support!