One of the best things about working at ZeroCater hears the amazing stories of our restaurant owners. These people share a passion for food and come from all walks of life. They’re refugees who arrived in America without a dime to their name, Fortune 500 company execs who left their lucrative jobs to pursue a labor of love or former engineers who dream of starting the next Chipotle.
Our partners are the heart and soul of our business. That’s why we’re proud to announce 20 separate small business owners have made over one million dollars of business with ZeroCater.
These are people like Fumie Ito, a self-taught chef and mother of three who runs a successful, one-woman catering company called Sweet and Natural.
“ZeroCater has really helped my sales. We get orders every day, which is not easy to do if you’re on your own. It’s also been very helpful that ZeroCater handles the customer service, menu planning, and payment. That lets me focus on cooking and running my business. “
They’re people like Levon Der Bedrossian, who started La Méditeranée in 1979. Based on Armenian and Lebanese family recipes, La Méditeranée has been consistently voted “Best Middle Eastern” and “Best Mediterranean” in the Guardian and SF Weekly. Today the restaurant is run by Levan’s son, Vanick.
“We have now delivered thousands of orders through ZeroCater. It has been a privilege for our team at La Mediterranee to serve both large and small companies, and grow our business alongside with them.”
They’re people like Richard and Pamela Park, a husband and wife team who met in culinary school. Both grew up with a love of country barbeque, which inspired them to open their popular restaurant, CatHeads BBQ in the South of Market Area of San Francisco.
“We started to work with ZeroCater when we were just a pop-up and have continued for several years. Our partnership has been really successful. They send us to multiple clients each day, then those clients, in turn, come into our restaurant. We have grown so much and are thankful for this partnership.”
ZeroCater has focused on supporting local small business from the beginning. Not only are these individuals a pleasure to work with, but they bring a greater sense of craftsmanship to what they produce. We admire what they bring to the local economy, and are thrilled to play a part in their success.