Jason is the founder of Crave which is ideally the Instagram of food. The idea originated by him and his three other friends hanging out and someone asking, “What do you want to eat?” You might think you’re making things easier by asking someone else to choose, but in reality, you are just throwing yourself into a whirlwind of confusion and utter frustration. Jason connects the questions with why people east what they eat and that is because of their emotions. Food has an emotional connection. The app relates feelings to food so if you type in sad you’ll get a chicken soup and if sad you get ice cream. The messy relationship between how we feel and what we eat is what connects it to this app.
We also heard from a new start up named Friendly Reminders. Friendly Reminders is a website designed to help dinner host prepare meals for large groups while keeping in mind everyone’s dietary restrictions and food preferences. The company hopes to not only provide this service to dinner host but also caterers and restaurants. They want to take away the problem of people not being about to eat because they don’t like something or are allergic or something.
The panel – comprised of Professor Wazi, the Moderator, Alex Lorton, Co-Founder of Cater2.me, Daniel Buelhoff, CEO & Co-Founder of YummChef, Kris Schumacher, Co-Founder of Nextdoorganics, and Allison R. Stewart, Strategic Partnerships Manager at FOODX was such a success it went over by 15 minutes with the audience of 75 asking multiple question.