What is FoodyDirect?
FoodyDirect is an online marketplace bringing the most delicious food in the country right to the doorstep of your home or office.
The restaurants and artisan producers featured on our site are a highly select group. Each has won awards, garnered high praise from critics and bloggers and, most important, gets rave reviews from passionate and loyal customers. Each prepares and serves up a menu of mouthwatering dishes. Each is equipped to ship their sensational food anywhere in the USA. And all are committed to delivering the highest level of care and customer service.
FoodyDirect is a curated national restaurant row. Learn about our Partner's rich and colorful histories, which you can savor and enjoy in the comfort of your home or office.
FoodyDirect is online and always open. No waiting in long lines. No struggling to make reservations. And no tips or corkage fees!
The FoodyDirect Story
The FoodyDirect team hails from different corners of the country but we share a common passion: the intense enjoyment of delicious food prepared and served by fabulous restaurants. Food inspires us. We are glued to the Food Network, scour food blogs, constantly try new recipes and spend hours researching which restaurants to visit when traveling new cities. And our most cherished memories are sharing great food adventures and experiences with our close friends and family.
About a year ago, one of our founders catered a super bowl party by placing an online order from a top Boston area seafood restaurant. When the shipment arrived on time and in perfect condition, our founder and his guests enjoyed a fabulous authentic New England seafood feast ... in Palo Alto, California!
But we found that searching the web for other top restaurants that offer online ordering and shipping was difficult and frustrating. A Google search for the best Maine lobster dishes or Texas barbecued brisket generated pages of unfiltered web site listings with no way of discerning which are the best options. Food lovers simply have no single trusted one stop site from which to shop, browse and order from a selection of the best gourmet and regional foods to be prepared and shipped to them by the top restaurants and other providers in America...until now.
Favorite Dish: I have a few—Lox and bagels from Sables, crab cakes from The Narrows, Centralʼs BBQ pulled pork, Blackʼs and Snowʼs Texas brisket and Duffʼs chicken wings.
Resume Highlights: I graduated from Dartmouth College in 1980 and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1984. I worked for over 20 years at Goldman Sachs, where I was a Partner and served as the head of the firmʼs industry leading global technology investment banking practice.
Free Time: I enjoy family time in Atherton, CA, where we regularly order and enjoy awesome food from FoodyDirectʼs incredible partners!
Favorite Dish: Get Together with Friends from Sableʼs Smoked Fish, Antipasto from Arthur Avenue Italian Deli, the Reuben Kit from Kenny & Ziggyʼs, the sublime Pulled Pork from the Montgomery Inn, the Cheesecake Sampler from Eileenʼs Special Cheesecake, and the Dark Chocolate Fix from Chocomize.
Resume Highlights: Before launching FoodyDirect, I spent 25 years in restaurant operations and development, with Lettuce Entertain You in Chicago, Ark Restaurants in NYC, and "fast-casual" concepts Baja Fresh Mexican Grill (NJ) and Just Salad (NYC).
Free Time: Tennis, running, entertaining, and family time at the beach and on the ski slopes.
Favorite Dish: I love the lobster bisque and oysters Rockafella from Turners.
Resume Highlights: Prior to joining FoodyDirect, I was a founding member and executive manager in several successful technology companies, including Terradatum, North Tower Technologies and Pivotal Labs. After 30 years of diverse Information Technology experience, FoodyDirect allows me to marry two of my passions - technology & great food...how fun is that!
Free Time: I crave the outdoors, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, bicycling and the great wines/foods of the Sonoma Wine Country where I reside with my partner and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Favorite Dish: For a Maryland native, the crab cakes from The Narrows are as good as it gets! And, Droga's "Money on Honey" caramels - awesome!
Resume Highlights: Co-founded Armor Gear, a consumer brand in sporting and travel goods. VP of Biz Dev at e-commerce pioneer Fogdog.com (ranked in Business Week’s Top 10 E-tailers 3 years in a row). Former Navy Pilot, squadron commander, and golf coach. Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Free Time: Family pilgrimages to Hawaii, tropical gardening, new foods and restaurants, golf, cycling, reading, collecting & wearing aloha shirts.
Favorite Dish: My Pi's Deep Dish Pizza, the LEGENDARY PieCaken, and Skyline Chili (a taste of the MidWest)
Resume Highlights: Graduated Dean's List from Ball State University, class of '09. Major: Public Communications (same school and program as David Letterman - shameless plug) with a concentration in Business Management and minor in Business Information Technology. Have worked in the start-up world ever since!
Free Time: Yoga, Pilates, shopping, reading, cooking, EATING, and I'm a DIE-HARD Indianapolis Colts fan! #BringBackManning
Favorite Dish: I have several but the Sable's Smoked Salmon Sampler is probably my favorite. A few paper thin slices of salmon on a toasted bagel with some scallion cream cheese is pure bliss.
Resume Highlights: Bachelor of Science in Management from Menlo College with an emphasis in Management Information Systems. Web developer/administrator for numerous E-commerce companies including Fogdog Sports and Black Diamond Sports.
Free Time: I am a passionate foodie who is known to tweet just about everything I eat. When I'm not on a quest for my next killer taste treat I can be found tinkering with gadgets, reading about technology and mingling with friends at various sporting events.
Favorite Dish: Anything from Red Truck Bakery, it is life changing! You can taste the craftsmanship in every item.
Resume Highlights: I've worked for over 8 years in customer service, and have a strong design and sales background. Being apart of the Foody Direct team is an exciting opportunity to explore my skills within a startup environment!
Free Time: I love to garden, trying out new recipes and adventure-ing! My favorite place is anywhere off of the beaten path!
Favorite Dish: Pies from Tiny Pies! They're cute, portable and delicious!
Resume Highlights: I graduated from UC Davis and double majored in Communication and Sociology - Organizational Studies. Since then, I have worked for several startup companies in roles related to enhancing the customer/user experience.
Free Time: In my free time I like chillin' with my 2 poodle mutts and trying out the latest food trends.