The Future of Business Catering Has Arrived in the Tech Epicenter of Texas

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HUNGRY’s Austin launch, led by notable industry leader Walter Robb, is the latest food tech expansion to reach Silicon Hills

As one of the country’s fastest-growing cities – with its Silicon Hills cluster of tech companies and high concentration of startups – Austin was an obvious choice for HUNGRY’s latest expansion.

HUNGRY, the first ever business and event catering platform driven by top local chefs, launches today in Austin.

Already operating in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston and New York City, HUNGRY connects the best independent chefs a city has to offer with local companies hungry for amazing cuisine that they can easily – and affordably – bring into the workplace.

As one of the country’s fastest-growing cities – with its Silicon Hills cluster of tech companies and high concentration of startups – Austin was an obvious choice for HUNGRY’s latest expansion.

“HUNGRY is an electric young company that will uplift our local chefs and offer a new, broad range of authentic food choices to our community infused with the entrepreneurial spirit we know so well here in Austin,” says Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, key HUNGRY backer and long-time Austin resident.

Since inception, HUNGRY has been disrupting the $60 billion office catering market. The celebrity-backed marketplace has created unprecedented income streams for its chefs, allowing some to make more than half a million dollars a year, compared to the average annual salary of $50,000 to $80,000 for conventionally employed chefs.

“Entrepreneurial chefs are flocking to HUNGRY because it provides them with an alternative career path and greater lifestyle flexibility,” notes Jeff Grass, HUNGRY CEO. “Our model allows customers to order chef-prepared meals effortlessly, saving companies an average of 33 percent when compared to the cost of purchasing meals from traditional caterers.”

In addition to feeding hungry businesspeople, for every two meals sold, HUNGRY donates one meal to those in need. To date, this “Fight Against Hunger” commitment has resulted in the donation of close to 500,000 meals from sales in the five U.S. cities where HUNGRY has been operating.

With plans to expand to 17 more cities over the next 24 months and the backing of some of the world’s biggest superstars, HUNGRY shows no signs of slowing. The startup’s top chef network and roster of more than 500 corporate clients also continues to grow at a sizzling pace.

HUNGRY will celebrate its Austin launch with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 11 at the company’s offices located at 1905 E 6th Ste. 100, Austin, TX, 78704. Doors will open at 11:00 AM and the ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11:30 AM.

HUNGRY was founded by serial entrepreneurs Eman Pahlavani, Shy Pahlevani and Jeff Grass, as a revolutionary way for independent chefs to connect with the $60 billion business and events catering market. HUNGRY is committed to improving the communities it serves. Through its ‘Fight Against Hunger’ program, HUNGRY donates one meal to those in need for every two purchased. Additionally, its ‘WeRecycle’ program promotes environmental waste reduction by offering biodegradable plates and cutlery with its delivered meals. HUNGRY is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has rapidly growing operations in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston and New York City. By the end of 2021, HUNGRY is projected to expand its footprint to a total of 23 U.S. cities. For more information, visit

About HUNGRY@Home:
HUNGRY@Home is a direct-to-door food delivery subscription service available in the cities HUNGRY already serves. The ultra-safe, family-style food delivery concept features chef crafted menu items that incorporate locally sourced ingredients, providing up to eight individual servings of delicious, good-for-you food in every meal. For every two meals sold via HUNGRY@Home, HUNGRY donates one meal to help someone in need. For more information and to place an order, visit

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