I can’t remember a time when my wife, Gloria, or I weren’t passionate about the food scene. Back in the 1980s, I would collect restaurant menus from my favorite establishments, asking my waiter or waitress to sign the menu as a keepsake. Restaurants and the chefs who work there have been a central part of my life, and we believe in the vital role that local chefs and restaurants play in fostering a sense of community.
On August 13, 2020, a group of friends and I decided to make a difference in the struggling restaurant industry. We are consumers; foodies and everyday customers unwilling to sit idly by and watch restaurant after restaurant close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We read news articles announcing closure after closure of our favorite restaurants and with it, legions of chefs, restaurateurs, food truck operators, and caterers forced to make tough decisions and lay off all or most of their staff through no fault of their own. So the question was, where would all of this wonderful culinary talent go?
The vision here at Din Din is to create an online marketplace where chefs and consumers can enjoy a sense of community and support each other through meals that are thoughtfully prepared by local professional chefs, food truck operators, and caterers and delivered directly to their legion of loyal customers. Our ‘Northstar’ here at Din Din is to “unleash the power of the culinary spirit to feed the hungry soul”. The concept of preparing meals out of supervised commercial kitchens and selling them direct to consumers is a concept that is resonating with our loyal fans (we call them ‘Din Din-ites’) and we’re growing everyday.
Join us on our journey at Din Din at www.eatdindin.com
or download our mobile app on iPhone or Android to continue to source and support our chefs.
We hope you enjoy the experience and share us with your friends.