Daily Gourmet Launches in San Francisco, Bringing Exclusive Artisan Food Offers to its Members

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Seasoned entrepreneurs David Rangel and Chad Jackson bring food lovers delicious discoveries while helping specialty food producers grow their business.

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Daily Gourmet, a personalized guide to the world of high-quality and artisanal food, announces its launch today. Headquartered in San Francisco, Daily Gourmet provides discovery, information and inspiration to food lovers by featuring amazing products in specially discounted, time-limited offers. Daily Gourmet also gives food producers the tools to market their products and grow their business by reaching a national audience. In order to bring foodies and artisan producers together, Daily Gourmet’s team scours the world for enticing, often hand-produced products, and delivers the best and most delicious finds directly to members’ email inboxes and, ultimately, to their front door. Members receive exclusive offers, inviting them to try new products, creating a connection between them and the passionate producers that make each product.

“Our goals with Daily Gourmet are to bring the traditional farmers market online by introducing our members to great foods they might otherwise not discover, and further the success of high-quality producers by allowing them to engage a broader, receptive and passionate audience,” said David Rangel, CEO and co-founder of Daily Gourmet.

Through a series of pre-launch offers, which began February 24, 2011, Daily Gourmet has already begun building a devoted community of people that love preparing and enjoying great food and supporting small production food makers. With every offer, members will discover something new and delicious, including jams and preserves, confections, cheeses, cured meats, pastries, teas, coffee, chocolates, honey and sustainable seafood, as well as gluten-free, kosher, halal and vegan products. The company believes that great food should be enjoyed every day, not just saved for special occasions, and offers a true “farm to table” experience.

Daily Gourmet members not only receive special offers on the best food products on the market, but a wealth of information about the producer’s story, where each item comes from and how to best enjoy it, whether it be a selection of recipes or pairings with other products. Personalizing the experience even further, members are invited to enter their specific food interests and dietary restrictions to receive offers tailored to their preferences.

Daily Gourmet has taken great care in ensuring that food producers benefit greatly from being featured, not only through the focused promotion of their products and the resulting sales, but also by providing valuable tools for encouraging buyers to become regular customers. Daily Gourmet’s mission is to be a partner to producers and help them grow their business sustainably over the long term.

The current offer features delicious vegan macaroons and cookies from One Lucky Duck. Started by Sarma Melngailis as a complement to her upscale New York City restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, One Lucky Duck created a delicious line of small-batch products that are entirely organic, raw and vegan—treats that are sweet, chewy and decadent. One Lucky Duck is a perfect example of the type of producer Daily Gourmet will feature: high-quality, passionate about their craft and non-compromising in the quality of its ingredients and final products.

Recent and upcoming producers include:

  •     Cinnaholic – Berkeley, CA-based bakeshop offered one dozen of their wildly popular vegan cinnamon rolls
  •     The Girl and the Fig – Sondra Bernstein, award-winning restaurateur and food producer in Sonoma, CA, offered a selection of their Apricot Fig Chutney, Apple Raisin Fig Mostarda, Black Mission Fig Jam, Lavender Sea Salt and Fig Balsamic Vinegar
  •     Amella Artisan Caramels – El Segundo, CA-based producer offered two boxes of their award-winning, certified Kosher carrot cake caramels, made with all-natural ingredients and cocoa butter
  •     Krave Jerky – Sonoma, CA-based producer will offer an assortment of five flavors of gourmet jerky using natural seasonings including Basil Citrus Turkey, Beef Sweet Chipotle and Beef Chili Lime

CEO David Rangel and CTO Chad Jackson soft-launched Daily Gourmet in February 2011. Rangel has a successful career in technology product management and strategy at early-stage startups as well as large corporations. Prior to Daily Gourmet, he worked at Microsoft’s Corporate Strategy Group, in venture capital with MK Capital and at Groupon. In Jackson’s 10-plus year entrepreneurial career before co-founding Daily Gourmet, he has acquired extensive experience building software and Internet services used by both businesses and consumers. He has worked at, and founded, several venture-backed consumer Internet start-ups.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Daily Gourmet is a personalized guide to the world of high-quality and artisanal food, providing discovery, information and inspiration to food lovers by featuring amazing products in specially discounted time-limited offers. At the same time, Daily Gourmet gives food producers the tools to market their products and grow their business by reaching a national audience.

Bringing foodies and artisan producers together, Daily Gourmet delivers the best offers and most delicious finds to members’ email inboxes and, ultimately, ships to their front door. For more information and to sign up, please visit: http://www.dailygourmet.com.

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