Today we’d like to introduce you to Ronnie Benarie and Yoav Schverd.
Ronnie and Yoav, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Chef Yoav Schverd and I met in 2016 at a music event where he prepared the food and I was a guest. Yoav had just moved here from Israel and was successfully working as a high-end private chef. My background is in talent management and I instantly recognized so much talent in Yoav, both in his food and personality. We became fast friends and business partners and spent a lot of time together working on events and various food projects around the world. From large scale events in LA & NY to a wedding in southern England, we’ve done some great work together. Yoav is such a talented chef and I felt we had to get his food out to more people. That eventually led us to found Chef 2 Door, a healthy tasty meal prep service that brings chef prepared meals right to your door.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
We’ve definitely had our share of challenges along the way. When the pandemic hit we were only in business for six months so it really hit us hard. We lost over half of our customers the week everything shut down. We’ve since climbed back a bit, but like many other businesses this year, we’ve had a challenging time dealing with the pandemic.
I do have a more exciting story about one challenging day we had. Just a few weeks back I got a call from one of my employees. It turns out due to the heatwave, one of our refrigerators lost power and 300 meals that were supposed to be delivered that day had gone bad. After about 20 minutes of panicking, Yoav and I decided we would cook everything again and do three days of work in 1. We took a financial hit that day but learned so much that it more than made up for the loss. Among the things we learned was that we should be proud of and grateful to the incredible team we’ve built at Chef 2 Door.
Chef 2 Door – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Chef 2 Door is a weekly subscription meal prep service that delivers fresh, ready-to-eat meals directly to your door. The meals are fully cooked, so all you have to do is heat them up! Our meals are developed by our team of chefs to be healthy and delicious. We source high-quality ingredients and make sure your meals are nutrient-packed with no artificial ingredients or preservatives and cook your food to order so it’s always fresh and tasty.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
We’ve had so many proud moments, from the many customer weight loss stories to some of the growth milestones of the business, but this is by far our proudest moment. While we were struggling to stay in business during the pandemic, we still managed to donate over 1,000 meals to first responders, families in need and medical teams all over LA. This gave us a taste of the impact we could make by giving back to our local community and has inspired us to make giving back a big part of our business model.
- As low as $9.99/ Meal
- Address: 7333 Fulton Ave #16
North Hollywood, CA 91605
- Website: chef2door.io
- Phone: (323) 250-9982
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @chef2door
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