FoodtoEat: Our 2013 Year in Review | New Team Members, Exclusive Interviews, Concierge Catering and more…

Looking back at some of our biggest and most exciting moments from

2013 in fruit

This past year at FoodtoEat.com has been amazing – thank you for riding along with us! We’ve grown and matured as a company and wanted to share our most memorable moments with you because YOU have been instrumental in helping us get to where we are today.

We look forward to an even more exciting and delicious 2014!

New Team Members

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FoodtoEat Team

Our team is growing and we’re super excited. Diana Truong has joined us to head up Operations, Alex Reiss  has joined to manage our Concierge Catering Department, and Ashwin Hamal is leading our Technology Department.

In the Press

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FoodtoEat in Forbes!

Our CEO, Deepti Sharma Kapur, was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30: Food & Wine and in a Forbes interviewThis 20-Something Ditched Law School and A Life in Politics for a New York Cupcake.   

FoodtoEat Cares Initiative

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FoodtoEat donated $500 to the Food Bank for NYC
Back in November, we announced that we would be taking the 10 cents we charge restaurants and donating it to the Food Bank for New York City. To date, we have donated $500 – all because of our amazing customers, restaurants and food trucks. Read more on DailyFoodtoEat

We Got a Website Makeover!

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FoodtoEat’s New Look

Our website got a makeover this year and we’re looking better than ever! We hope to continue to make our website as friendly andeasy-to-use for our customers as possible so please feel free to let us know what you think.In the New Year, we’ll be adding even cooler features to our site, so be sure to check us out (wink wink)!

FoodtoEat at Events!

We went to The Oscars of Food Trucks
We went to The Oscars of Food Trucks

We went to the Vendy Awards, the Oscars for Food Trucks and our team also volunteered at the Slice Out Hunger event this past October. Literally the biggest, most delicious pizza party ever, the event raise $20,000 – which helped to sponsor 100,000 meals for the hungry and homeless in New York City.

Concierge Catering

We cater lunches for tumblr and fab!
We cater lunches for tumblr and fab!

By working closely with our food trucks and restaurants, we’ve been feeding corporate offices all over the city including  Tumblr and Fab.comIf your company would like delicious FoodtoEat catered to you in 2014, just contact us at info@foodtoeat.com

We interviewed MasterChef Jr Champion Alexander Weiss

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So yeah, that was pretty awesome. If you haven’t had a chance to yet, check our must-read interview with the young and talented MasterChef Junior winner, Alexander Weiss, on DailyFoodtoEat

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: www.foodtoeat.com

 

Meet MasterChef Junior Finalist Alexander Weiss!

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Alexander Weiss, MasterChef Junior Finalist
PHOTO CREDIT: Greg Gayne/FOX

By Debra Liu

Tonight, the entire nation will see Alexander Weiss, one of the remaining two finalists on MasterChef Junior, compete for the $100,000 prize on the show’s finale, which will air at 8PM on FOX.

Alexander, 13,  grew up in New York City and his adventures into cooking started at the early age of 5 when he began baking with his mom. As he got older, he learned how to cook savory dishes with his dad. “After that, I took what my parents taught me how to cook and made my food more elevated and complex. I had also watched the Food Network and cooking shows on TV. I have always been so fascinated by cooking and trying new things,” Alexander says. 

Alexander shares with us here at FoodtoEat what inspires him, what his favorites foods and recipes are, and what he hopes for the future:

FoodtoEat: What inspires you to cook?

Alexander Weiss: I’m inspired by the chefs I see cook on tv; such as Gordon Ramsay, Jacques Pepin, Daniel Boulud and by Anthony Bourdain, he doesn’t cook on tv, but his passion for food is inspiring, and of course my parents as well as knowing that I can make fresh tasty food instead of eating what’s in the frozen section of the market.

If you could choose any chef to cook with, who would it be and what would you cook?

Gordon Ramsay is still my number #1 choice. I’ve been trying to perfect his sticky toffee pudding recipe, but can’t quite nail it. I would love to learn the tricks from “the man” himself.  I  would also love to learn to make classic French dishes such as escargot and fois gras from Daniel Boloud.

What is your favorite recipe?

The next one I’m going to make. I have lots of favorites, but exploring new dishes is really the most fun.

Do you have a favorite type of cuisine to eat? Favorite type of cuisine to cook?

To eat- French & Italian  To cook- Italian

What is the most unique and fun dish you’ve ever created?

Vanilla bean roasted chicken and treacle ice cream in an almond tulle cup.

What is the one food you cannot live without, something that you could eat every day and never get sick of?

Pasta

Do you have a favorite restaurant in NYC? Why?

Jones Wood Foundry. It’s all amazing to me; especially, fish and chips, sticky toffee pudding, fresh crumpets with lemon curd and compound butter, beef and kidney pie, bubble and squeak.

What has been the most memorable part of being on MasterChef Junior?

Meeting all my great new friends and all the knowledge I’m taking with me from the MasterChef Junior kitchen.

What have you learned while being on the show? Any cool, awesome kitchen tricks? Were you nervous in the beginning?

I have learned how to work like a professional chef and how to be more organized, making aioli in a food processor, baking cakes in a bain marie (water bath) and a much better way to hold my knife. I was very nervous because all the other kids really looked like they knew their stuff.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

Being the chef/owner of my own NYC restaurant.

Can you cook for our office one day?! Only half joking. It would be amazing to try your food one day!

For sure!!!

See Alexander cook to impress tonight on the MasterChef Junior Finale on FOX. We know we’ll be glued to the TV!

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: www.foodtoeat.com