Erin & Jerome Hill are vegan plant-based Chefs and the Owners of Mama Hill. The business originated in 2017 after having their daughter and not being satisfied with the vegan options in the area. They found that "If you've seen one, you seen them all.'' Most of the restaurants in the area had the same taste, feel, and customer service...thats when she started experimenting with recipes of their own in order to fill the gap.
After sharing some of their recipes on social media, many were starting to inquire about catering and events. At that point, she and her husband were only doing meal pop-up's out of their home. This was an occasional special once or twice month while working a full time job. Business rapidly picked up and she was able to leave her day Job as a Lymphatic Tech in March 2020.
During the pandemic, they also launched a luxury plant-based picnic service. This was a unique experience since the state regulations limited indoor/outdoor dining at the time. These picnics often celebrated proposals, birthdays, and anniversaries. It was something different, just what people were looking for.
Fast forward to May 2021, Erin and Jerome opened their first Grab & Go location in heart of Long Branch, NJ -This location served as a vegan deli and was extremely popular to those in the community. In January of 2023 the couple decided that although this space served them well, bigger things were on the horizon. Erin & Jerome are now in search of a sit-down restaurant space in the area. In the meantime, business is continued through catering, cooking classes, meal prep, and personal chef services.
"What we love most about what we do is knowing the fact that 80% of our customers aren't even vegan....they're just vegan curious, and that's the ultimate goal."