The Munchery kitchen is growing! In the past few weeks we have welcomed four new chefs who will add new talent and culinary styles to the Munchery menu. We are highly selective when bringing new chefs on board but these four surpassed our tasting test and tempted us with their creative and delicious menus.
Raised in Argentina, Chef James Jardine comes to Munchery with an authentic passion for Latin American cuisine. “Glorified home-cooking” is his culinary philosophy with the goal of providing food that people can relate to.
Debut Meals: Churrasco Steak
Chef Gaby Ferrandon’s French upbringing adds another international dimension to the Munchery menu. He grew up surrounded by food and cooking so it is no surprise he entered culinary school at the young age of 16. His favorite flavors include North African, Mediterranean and South American.
Debut Meal: Moroccan Beef Tagine
With a focus on natural and fresh ingredients, Chef Jocelyn VanLandingham will be tossing and chopping up salads for hungry Munchery customers. She aims to serve simple and delicious dishes with the goal of sharing “her love of all things awesome in the food world.”
Debut Meals: Kale and Goat Cheese Salad
Chef Skye McDougall brings a unique mix of culinary experiences to the Munchery kitchen. Having worked in restaurants and catering companies across the US, he has developed a style that incorporates a variety of flavors including Polynesian, Japanese, Caribbean and Chinese.
Celebrate the season with Munchery! Beginning December 10th, holiday themed meals will be featured on the daily menu. Gather your family around the dinner table and let Munchery do the cooking!
We are kick starting the food festivities with Hanukkah inspired dishes. Chef Levine is cooking up some Jewish specialties-
Jewish Echinacea aka Mama Levine’s Chicken Matzoh Ball Soup
All received high praise during Rosh Hashanah, with many requests to be brought back to the menu- so here they are!
This is the time of year to spend with family and friends and enjoy good food, so Munchery chefs are hard at work bringing your holiday favorites to the menu. Don’t miss out on seasonal desserts, such as Chocolate Peppermint Cake, White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake and Pear and Rum-Current Clafouti, available throughout the next two weeks!
Beginning December 17th, Chef Levine will be serving a Christmas style ham and prime rib. These meals will be available as individual orders as well as a family style dinners to serve four!
Don’t forget, during December Munchery is donating 10% of all proceeds to the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks and Food Runners. Meaning a portion of all your holiday orders will be helping those in need!
Browse Holiday Menu Now!
Munchery will be closed December 24th and 25th as well as December 31st and January 1st.
Happy Holidays! – The Munchery Team
At Munchery we know our team as well as Munchery customers are extremely fortunate to have access to healthy, good food but that many in our community are not as lucky. This holiday season we are dedicating ourselves to support organizations that help to feed the hungry. Throughout December, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to a local food based charity.
We have partnered with the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks and Food Runners to support their efforts to end hunger in the Bay Area. This year, the Food Bank will distribute 45 million pounds of food, half of which is fresh produce. This is enough food for more than 102,000 meals each day. Seventy percent is distributed through a network of 230 weekly farmers’ market-style pantries that help individuals, seniors and families stretch their food budget. Food is also distributed through additional programs such as senior centers, soup kitchens and youth programs.
Food Runners delivers over 10 tons of food a week to programs that feed people in need. Volunteers pickup perishable and prepared food from businesses, caterers, restaurants, hotels, etc. and deliver it directly to after school programs, homeless shelters and other centers that serve the hungry. Along with December’s drive to donate to both of these organizations, throughout the year Munchery Chefs work with Food Runners to donate leftover food.
We are excited to be working with both of these organizations and show our support for the great work they are doing in the community. Help to feed those in need with every Munchery order!
We launched Munchery a little over two years ago to help people eat better by creating a new dinner option that was both convenient, healthy and affordable.
Two years and over 60,000 meals later we’ve learned so much from each of you, and couldn’t be more excited to share with you the next chapter in the Munchery journey.
Starting today, Munchery will now be available to almost the entire East Bay, including Berkeley and Oakland. Now almost all of the San Francisco Bay Area can eat better with Munchery.
We’re also excited to announce that Munchery has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding, led by diehard Munchery customers e.ventures. Last week we announced that we were removing our marketplace fee, lowering prices by 20-25%, to better serve you. We’ll be using this funding to better serve you in a variety of ways too (new packaging starting today!), as well as expand Munchery to other markets around the country, starting with LA, Seattle and New York City in early 2013.
We’re just getting started, and want to thank each of you for all your feedback and love you’ve shared with us to date. We’ve got a lot more in store that we can’t wait to share with you in the coming months.
I’m excited to announce some upcoming changes to our meal pricing and coverage that will bring amazing value to our customers.
Our mission has always been to offer a third way for dinner besides going out and cooking in. We’re fanatical about democratizing delicious food by connecting customers and chefs together.
To further that cause and better serve you, we’re reducing fees and increasing convenience.
Bye Bye Marketplace Fee
Starting Monday, November 5th, the total cost of all your orders will be reduced by 15-25%.
How are we doing that? Back in July 2012, we rolled out a pricing structure change which comprised of a delivery fee as well as a marketplace service fee. However, we felt it did not deliver the best customer experience. Working with our chefs, we’ve completely rebuilt the economics of our meals and are removing the marketplace service fee altogether.
Once this change goes live, you can expect to see anywhere from $2-$10 off your total from now on since there will no longer be a marketplace fee.
In order to preserve our popular no-minimum order policy that everyone loves, we’re also restructuring the delivery fee to better reflect the increase of gas prices and the varying delivery distances.
Depending on your location in SF, the delivery charge will range from $2.95-$3.95. Other parts of the city will see a nominal delivery fee increase of $1. We don’t take any increase lightly, but there are certain realities such as gas, parking, density, and distance that make this a necessary change.
Even with a new delivery fee structure, customers will still see noticeable savings, since orders of any size will no longer include the service fee. We think it’s a big win for everyone.
Peninsula & Marin – Less Cost, More Convenience
We just rolled out new a logistics system for Peninsula and Marin that has enabled us to reduce delivery windows from 3 hours down to 2.
This also optimized our delivery costs, and we’re passing that savings back to our customers.
On 11/5, we’ll reduce the delivery fee by up to 30% across our Peninsula and Marin zones (savings will vary depending on your area).
Removing our marketplace fee and dramatically cutting our delivery fee means that all of you in the Peninsula and Marin are in for a big price reduction.
Munchery to the East Bay
Start spreading the word, Munchery is coming to the East Bay very soon! Stay tuned!
We’re just getting started
We’re growing rapidly and have more big announcements on the horizon. I’d like to thank all our customers and chefs. Your words of encouragement as well as honest feedback has had a tremendous effect on our small team. We’re trying to fundamentally disrupt something as basic as dinner, and we’re super-excited and deeply grateful for everyone’s support.
We’re cooking up even more exciting stuff that I can’t talk about yet, but stay tuned. Next week and the coming months are going to be big, and we can’t wait to share everything we’ve been working on with you.
We all know that San Francisco does not take Halloween lightly so Munchery is joining in on the celebration. We are offering up two treats for the holiday, a $50 Munchery gift card and a promotional discount!
Share with us your creative costume by posting a photo of you, friends, and family to our Facebook wall. Whether you are dressing up for trick-or-treating, an office party, or a Giants celebration we want to see you rocking a Halloween costume. Post photos throughout the week for a chance to win $50 of Munchery credit. The winner will be chosen Monday, November 5th so make sure to get your scary, fierce and cute costume photos posted!
Check out Wyatt, Director of Business Development, and his family who spent time enjoying festivities last weekend.
Our second treat … a special discount for those who place their orders early. The first 20 people to use the promo code TRICKORTREAT will receive 20% off their order! Enter the code during checkout to see whether you are one of twenty to receive this Halloween treat! Let Munchery do the cooking so you can dedicate time to looking your best.