Lock It Plates
Who We Are
For Jerry Desamur, a civil engineering student at FAU, and his friends Johny Delvar and Christopher Mundy, the idea for Lock It Plates was a natural outgrowth of being a part of South Florida’s Caribbean community. Desamur and Delvar are from Haiti, while Mundy’s family is from Jamaica.
“Being from the islands, we share food with family, with neighbors, and we’re always carrying food around, sharing our culture through food, that’s what we do,” said Delvar, a student at Broward College who plans to transfer to FAU. “So that’s how the solution came about, because we always struggle carrying food around everywhere we go. So this was our solution, and it became a great idea and we decided to pursue it.”
Their product’s development sprang from talking with their friends who face similar problems in transporting food in traditional containers.
“We came together and knocked heads, and we also got a group of people to see what they wanted in a food container,” said Mundy, who graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y., with a degree in business management and information technology. “We thought if we’re having problems with food containers, other people have to be having problems.”