D.C.-area’s Unique Chef Catering Platform Adds New Partners including James Beard Award Nominated Chefs, Former White House Chef and Chopped, Iron Chef Champions. Sunny days, blue skies, and a gentle breeze make for perfect picnic lunch ideas.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Oct. 10, 2017 – HUNGRY Catering, an online catering marketplace, has added four new local chefs to their vetted chef partner network, including James Beard Award nominated chefs, former Iron Chef and Chopped champions, as well as a former White House chef. The D.C.-based platform will now include these new partnerships, expanding their already diverse menu-base and catering offerings:
- Bryan Voltaggio – VOLT, Lunchbox
- Ris Lacoste – Ris
- Adam Greenberg – Coconut Club, Food Network Chopped champion
- Patrice Olivon – Former White House Chef and Iron Chef champion
A unique online service that flips the traditional corporate catering model on its head, HUNGRY is a marketplace that connects businesses with authentic, exclusive menus from the area’s award-winning and rising-star chefs. HUNGRY provides high food quality and authenticity, incredible variety and competitive pricing to companies looking to change up their traditional box lunch catering needs to more exclusive chef-prepared meals.
“Adding chefs of such notoriety to our HUNGRY chef network is a testament to the demand for authentic and customizable catering needs in our community,” said Shy Pahlevani, president of HUNGRY. “These chefs are among the best and most innovative in the D.C. food scene, and we are fortunate that HUNGRY is able to share their talents with catering decisions makers and companies across the D.C. area.”
HUNGRY’s chef-prepared model supplies meals to hundreds of companies and thousands of employees at D.C. organizations. In addition to classic breakfast and lunch options with a modern-day twist, clients can choose from one of many food themes and seasonal food experiences, including build-your-own burger stations, fully-loaded taco bars, waffle and crepes tables, salad and grain bowl stations or even on-site smoothie baristas.
“To be a part of the HUNGRY community not only enables chefs like myself to prepare our own curated dishes, but connects us to an untapped community that chefs often don’t have a direct connection to – corporate offices and their needs,” said Chef Adam Greenberg. “HUNGRY gives chefs the power to create their own specialties to share with new customers, challenging their culinary creativity and passion.”
HUNGRY is a unique online catering service and marketplace that flips the traditional corporate catering model on its head and connects businesses with authentic, exclusive menus from the area’s award-winning and rising star chefs. HUNGRY utilizes AI-based food profiles to revolutionize dining options. With a partner network of more than 60 top local chefs, HUNGRY ensures each meal is both exceptional and truly authentic, yet price competitive with restaurant and catering services. Watch: “What is HUNGRY?” video to learn more.
Chef Bryan Voltaggio:
Chef Bryan Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of six restaurants including VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal, RANGE, AGGIO, and Voltaggio Brothers Steak House. Voltaggio was a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. He was also a semifinalist for the James Beard’s Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. Voltaggio’s cooking is defined by a commitment to sourcing only fresh, local ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region and a passion for hospitality at every corner.
Chef Ris Lacoste:
James Beard Nominee Chef Ris Lacoste’s reputation is built upon high-quality ingredients, bold and innovative technique, and food that is both familiar and simply delicious. She has been a fixture in the local food scene for two decades, and her restaurant, RIS, is known for its rustic, affordable, and full-of-heart approach. Beyond the kitchen, Lacoste’s favorite place to be is the local farmers’ market, hunting down the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables and providing chef’s demonstrations.
Chef Patrice Olivon:
Chef Patrice Olivon is the former executive chef of the French embassy, culinary director of L’Academie De Cuisine, and White House chef, making him uniquely qualified to create amazing dishes for office events and dinner parties. Try Chef Patrice’s French classic, Pan-Seared Salmon over Ratatouille, to experience the culinary mastery previously enjoyed by ambassadors and heads of state.
Chef Adam Greenberg:
Chef Adam Greenberg has worked inside restaurant institutions like Gramercy Tavern, Providence Oyster Bar, Capital Grille, and most recently as executive chef at Barcelona Wine Bar in Washington, D.C. He’s in the process of opening a new restaurant near Union Market—Coconut Club, which is slated to open next spring and will feature island-inspired small plates and tropical cocktails. Most recently, Greenberg was victorious on the Food Network’s Chopped, and was crowned “Grand Champion” beating 16 other talented chefs.