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Meet Catherine McCord of One Potato and Weelicious in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Catherine McCord.

Catherine, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started Weelicious in 2005 after the birth of my first child. It started as a resource for parents looking for homemade baby food recipes and feeding tips, but quickly turned into a family food site offering fast, fresh and easy recipes for the entire family. Several years later I wrote “Weelicious: One Family. One Meal” and soon after “Weelicious Lunches”. For years Weelicious followers and fans said “we’ve got the recipes, videos and cooking tips, now just send us the food!” In 2016 I co-founded One Potato, a family friendly, semi prepared organic meal company. It’s been an incredible adventure learning new aspects of building a business every day.

Has it been a smooth road?
Nothing is ever “smooth” when you’re building a business. Weelicious was slightly easier because it’s self-funded and more of a small machine. One Potato is a much bigger endeavor. I have 2 incredible partners, Chris and Jenna, so we drive the ship together. Some of the hurdles have been learning to navigate shipping, raising capital and running a business that’s half tech and half food related.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with One Potato and Weelicious – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Weelicious is non-for fast, easy and fresh recipes for the entire family. It’s a resource for families trying to understand how to feed themselves and their children health, fun recipes and include kids in the cooking process.

One Potato is known for sending recipes (with the semi prepared food) that take 30 minutes or less. The ingredients are organic which help give parents peace of mind. There’s no other meal company fully focused on the needs of families, getting kids involved cooking, talking at the dinner table and bringing meal time togetherness back in vogue.

We’re incredibly involved in the community working with Baby2Baby to get meals to families in need. We feed a group of Los Angeles families in shelters 52 weeks a year. Feeding children wholesome, real food is our mission.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love that we have access to incredible produce 365 days a year. I love that I can take my kids on a food adventure to try different cuisines and learn about different cultures within a small radius in downtown LA alone.

There’s very little that I don’t love or value about Los Angeles, but the homeless issue is hard to watch. There’s so much mental illness in LA that we see all over the streets.

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Emily Feil

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