Free Food Part Deux a la Asian Fusion

Mamta striking a pose

By Camille Basurto, Guest Blogger

As the glorious eight weeks of Startup Institute come to an end, we’ve been busy wrapping up partner projects, interviews, Strategy Hacking, and other startup life business.  It’s all been a wee bit hectic, and we’re all trying to tie up any loose ends before our Talent Expo next week. Also perhaps getting sentimental about it all. Maybe I’m just projecting?

It thus comes as a welcome reprieve that we have a free late-lunch to break up the crazy. As part of a challenge of the Sales and Account Management track, sales students were tasked with bringing their fellow cohort free food, events, or whatever we could get. We’ve had free cookies, yoga, and karaoke.  Super solid. This week we received Part Deux of free noms thanks to Mamta Parakh.  Mamta worked with FoodtoEat, which partnered with Sweet Generation for our sugar cookie extravaganza a few weeks ago. This week FoodtoEat collaborated with Jack’s Sliders and Sushi to bring us lunch selections a la Asian Fusion.

Hibachi, Kimchi Fried Rice, Sushi & Sliders from Jack's Sliders & Sushi
HIbachi, Kimchi Fried Rice, Sushi & Sliders from Jack’s Sliders & Sushi

FoodtoEat works alongside food trucks, restaurants, and caterers to bring consumers, like hungry SINY students, simplified online ordering so we can #skiptheline.  The interactive food truck, the greatest thing in FiDi, allows people to preorder from nearest truck vendors and increase local business sustainably. FoodtoEat also offers the concierge catering option, giving companies the ability to order food anytime for individual employees, client visits, or meetings.  You can order late night or weekend meals and specify your meal preferences, equipmental rental requirements, and have the opportunity to try unique food from around the world. Mamta was so excited about all of this, she partnered with FoodtoEat and struck a pose when the food arrived this week. Ps. I might I have had a hand in this:

Mamta striking a pose
Mamta striking a pose

Jack’s Sliders and Sushi provided us a number of goodies beginning with salmon, tuna, cucumber, and California rolls. All of this sushi, obviously, was gone within the hour of it arriving. We also had the opportunity to try Jack’s signature beef and chicken sliders with (or without, if you’re lame/into the calorie thing) bacon. Ugh, amazing. There was also zesty salad, a tofu and veggie option, and chicken and rice goodness. Perhaps most importantly, we were served a large amount of ginger. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. There can never be enough ginger.

Startup Institute folks enjoying the delicious food!
Startup Institute folks enjoying the delicious food!

But seriously, thanks Mamta, FoodtoEat, and Jack’s Sliders and Sushi. It doesn’t hurt that sushi is one of my favorite foods, FoodtoEat easily connected with Jack’s Sliders and Sushi as smoothly as it does with all its clients, and, of course, Mamta is such a star.  All I had to do was show up, eat three plates of food, and proceed to lie down for a little bit—such a breeze!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our last free food extravaganza and hope that we will be eating so well in our post-SINY days.


Camille Basurto hails from the glorious Connecticut & the 203. She is a lover of sailing, running, hiking, yoging, and things outdoors. She likes country, rap, 90s era and most music, to be honest.

Thank  you Camille for guest blogging! Here is the link to the blog post on the Startup Institute blog.

DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a sustainable online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here:


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