A tiffin a day keeps the hunger away.
After years of marketing for big-name companies like Mars and Coca Cola, Adrian Tay has finally had the chance to step back and construct a business he believes in- “Green Tiffin,” a delivery service which prepares healthy, daily meals for vegetarian and flexitarians alike. Hear the business’ conception story, as well as Adrian’s Burning Man experiences as a fire dancer.
Though Green Tiffin has only been active for a year now, the influences of the tiffin itself reaches all the way back to Adrian’s childhood growing up in Malaysia. After school, he rushed home to open a container of food from a relative, specially prepared to give him all the nutrients he needed to grow up strong.
Adrian spent years working for companies like Mars, Wrigley and Coca-Cola where he gained the business knowledge necessary to successfully market a product. It didn’t hit until he was on the other side of the world in Australia that while he had everything he wanted- a great apartment, a fancy car, a stunning life in a bustling city- he wasn’t getting what he needed. That’s when he remembered the tiffins, and the warm smell of love as it rose from the homemade bowl.
Adrian’s vegetarian menus now reflect the meals he received in reusable containers or ‘tiffins,’ an English word which means for ‘snacking’ or ‘lunching.’ His meals are delivered each weekday on electric bicycles to produce the least possible waste. The tiffins are reusable, as are the small burlap sacks the containers come in. The company has been operating for nearly a full year- except during the week of Burning Man, when Adrian closed his doors and ignited his Dragon Staff for his fifth consecutive year as a Burner and a fire dancer.
To set yourself up for a Green Tiffin delivery, check out the website Green Tiffin.