NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cater2.me, the leading provider of custom catering experiences, is thrilled to celebrate five successful years of bringing delicious local meals to offices across the country.
Founded in 2010 to reinvent how companies lunch, Cater2.me taps into the unique culinary offerings of the cities it serves, including San Francisco, Austin, New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago and Seattle. Cater2.me sources one-of-a-kind meals from local farmers market purveyors, food trucks, boutique caterers, chef-owned restaurants and more, and connects these exciting food makers with businesses of all sizes, effortlessly managing every step of the planning and delivery process. Cater2.me has served thousands of top companies and has partnered with thousands of food providers, featuring numerous national and local award-winning chefs.
Five years ago, Cater2.me was one of the first platforms to respond to and simplify the growing need for companies to provide curated employee experiences, particularly in the food sphere. And while providing delicious food to offices across the country is the core of Cater2.me's business, their team also helps to build memorable experiences and foster tight-knit communities. In 2014, Forbes published a study exploring which employee workplace experiences were the most valuable in motivating and building morale amongst the workforce; catered food in the office ranked at the top of the list.
"When we started Cater2.me in 2010, we knew we wanted to create a service that would help people to be more efficient and satisfied at their jobs," says Cater2.me co-founder Alex Lorton. "Cater2.me connects companies with unique chefs and restaurants, elevating company meals and bringing people together over delicious food. Now, five years and over nine million meals later, we're not slowing down."
Exceptional customer service is one of the cornerstones of Cater2.me's model, and they use their unique hands-on approach to craft customized experiences for their office partners. Food allergies and preferences are easily accommodated, and detailed feedback is solicited to ensure that menus are tweaked over time to match exactly with an office's individual taste preferences.
"Cater2.me really does just that - caters to me," states Kate Mountz, Office Manager and Executive Assistant at Interlude. "They are personable, easy and casual and always creating new menus just for us. I can call someone up and they know exactly who I am and what my company enjoys, no matter if it's my regular account manager or another Cater2.me employee."
Over the past five years, Cater2.me has also taken pride in building long-term relationships with young restauranteurs looking to grow their businesses. Preparing meals for large groups is a learned skill, and Cater2.me supplies the infrastructure for restaurants of all sizes to expand their catering expertise and consumer base.
Matthew Lief, Owner of Landhaus, commented, "Cater2.me is the best agency out there. They provide support every step of the way and make the vendor process simple. The tech industry in New York City is growing and they're always going to be hungry - our partnership with Cater2.me makes us feel secure that we'll continue to reach new customers."
Since Cater2.me started in 2010, the business has gone on to serve over nine million meals to the top players in the tech and innovation space, including Handy, Uber, Spotify and Warby Parker, all while having never raised external funding. From Korean kimbap to award-winning Argentinean empanadas, made-to-order breakfast omelettes and happy hour bites, Cater2.me takes care of every little detail, ensuring that each and every employee is taken care of... and comes back for seconds.
Cater2.me was founded in 2010 to connect companies with the local food scene, to give them a better, more wholesome sense of the small businesses around them. Through a mix of technology and committed customer service, Cater2.me brings the hottest chefs and food entrepreneurs to offices across the country.