About four months ago, just as Freewheel was getting started, a friend of mine connected me with Alex Salkin, an entrepreneur and all around great guy.
Over coffee at Zeitgeist in Pioneer Sq., Alex gave me some superb marketing advice and suggested I talk to the folks a Maven Meals, a company he believed could be a great fit for Freewheel deliveries.
A couple months and several emails back and forth later with Maven Meals chef and owner Heidi Pomeroy, we were delivering their amazing food to homes and offices throughout Capitol Hill and Downtown.
People that know Maven's love them. That's why I asked Heidi to tell us a little bit about their story. My questions and her answers below.
Dan Kohler - Freewheel co-founder & ceo
Tell me about Maven Meals.
Maven Meals provides nutritious meals made from scratch using the highest quality, fresh and natural ingredients, delivered. Meals are ordered online through our website at www.mavenmeals.com. Each week the menu changes in its entirety and is comprised of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. We cater to many special dietary needs offering lots of gluten, dairy, soy-free options. There are always lots of options for vegetarians as well! Our ingredients are sourced as locally as possible & practical, for example all of our meats come from the northwest and are free of antibiotics, hormones & the like.
Where’d the name come from? I like it!
When I was in grad school working as a household manager & private chef for a family I started a blog called Household Maven to share recipes, household tips & kitchen knowledge. The name seemed appropriate as a “Maven” is an expert in a particular field that likes to share their information. As time progressed I was asked by a few friends if I’d consider making meals for them.. and the rest is history - Maven Meals was hatched as a full-time venture in the summer of 2011. In October of 2013 we also opened a retail outlet, The Maven Mercantile where folks can visit to pick up local, seasonal prepared foods to go.
What kind of folks is Maven Meals good for? Families? Single folks? Busy workers?
Our biggest groups of customers are new parents, busy professionals & retired / empty nesters. We have lots of people who are ordering for their elderly parents as well which is an awesome option for this group.
What are a few of the most popular dishes?
Mexican- Style Pork with Cilantro Lime Rice
Butternut Squash Lasagna
BBQ Pulled Bison with Chipotle Slaw
Grilled Chicken & Sweet Potato Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette
Can people try it without committing long-term?
Yes!! There is not minimum order & everything is available by the serving. No subscription, just order when it works for you. The only thing people should know is that they order what they want for the week with a one-time weekly delivery on Tuesday or Wednesday & all orders must be received by midnight on Sunday.
Have you had Maven Meals? Leave a comment. Gonna try them, let us know.