How many times have you been in an office lunch meeting or social gathering at work and the food is just sub-par? I'm guessing that's a lot, right? Usually the assortment of food is sandwiches, chips and dip, fruit trays and a selection of drinks. It would be incredible to serve some of Houston's local food during your office gatherings or meetings, but unfortunately not every mom-and-pop shop offers a catering service or knows how to establish that sort of an amenity. Fortunately, there's a start-up company, Cater2.me, that will connect local restaurant vendors with clients, such as businesses and companies, to cater large group events anywhere from ten people to over a thousand.
Photo by Alex via flickr Houston is filled with office buildings that would book a creative catered event.
Cater2.me started in San Francisco in 2010 and has expanded throughout the country to Washington D.C., Chicago, New York City, Boston and more recently Austin. Co-founder of Cater2.me Zach Yungst, heard a lot about the diverse cuisine offerings in Houston and decided our grand old city would be the company's next market expansion.
"We have had an office in Austin since the beginning of the year and we just heard a lot about Houston, did a lot of reading," Yungst says. "I'm particularly excited about it given how diverse the food community is and it sounds like a lot of interesting things going on there where people have different backgrounds [and they can] kind of explore things that may not be native to their heritage. [It's] a pretty cool opportunity for us to experience and bring some of those concepts to other markets that we work in."More »