Culinary Innovation

Apizza

Apizza is born. We believe in apizza for everyone—for every taste, every budget, every day. we start with organic wheat, organic sprouted wheat or gluten-free dough and pile on the best ingredients we can find. we keep an eye on sustainability while never losing sight of our ultimate goal: great service and even better taste.

Organic dough
Organic tomato sauce
Delicious ingredients
Unexpected combinations
Incredibly fast
Crazy affordable
A pizza for everyone

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apizzaforeveryone.com

Brava Home

Our purpose is clear. We are a technology company that believes we can make a true impact by empowering anyone to make better food at home, any day of the week.

We know eating and sharing good food are pillars of happiness and good health. But life is a balancing act, and many of us don’t have the time, energy and ability to always cook or eat the foods we want. With our first groundbreaking product, the Brava Pure Light Oven™ , we bring Pure Light Cooking™ Technology into your kitchen to make delicious homemade meals and snacks whenever you want.

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Boutique Crenn

A boutique, restaurant and patisserie by Chef Dominique Crenn coming soon, to San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower.

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boutiquecrennsf.com

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Chewse

Chewse (pronounced “choose”) is dedicated to addressing all of your office catering needs.
We provide office meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Treats) from top local restaurants and artisans. With Chewse your team will dive in, devour and savor meals from around the city, that perfectly align with your office’s palate (and Dietary) preferences. The team walks away with happy bellies, and something that can’t be served on a platter – Human connection – from sharing a great meal together.

Our vision is that family style meals create a breeding ground for culture. Opinions and experiences are shared, new ideas are buzzing, and most importantly; people feel heard and acknowledged. Feelings of excitement and diversity, need to be supported by a backbone of security and belonging for people to do their best work. We believe great food is central to that vision.

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chewse.com

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@chewse

Dosa

At the very core of Dosa is a passion for the rich diversity of Indian cuisine and culture!

Husband-wife team, Anjan and Emily Mitra, owners of Dosa, share a passion for the rich diversity of Indian cuisine and culture, which defines the experience they’ve created at their restaurants. Dosa is a renowned, San Francisco dining institution with two locations in San Francisco and one in Oakland, serving innovative and authentic South Indian cuisine with a world-class spice-driven cocktail program, and well thought out wine list paired for Indian flavors.

Since being founded in 2005 in the vibrant and historical Mission district, the Michelin Guide has recognized our passion, and consistent dedication to quality and innovation by awarding Dosa with the Bib Gourmand eleven times!

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dosasf.com

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@dosasf

Eatsa

An end-to-end technology suite for restaurants that integrates the entire process from digital ordering channels to fulfillment to pickup.

Mission:
Revolutionize restaurants using technology and design to delight and empower both customers and operators.

Purpose:
We believe in creating greater accessibility to the food people love.

We believe in a future…
Where the restaurant industry is revolutionized through tools and technology that empower restaurants to lower their prices and improve food quality.

Where a budding restaurateur with a creative vision is able to launch and grow a business capable of thriving. Where restaurants know their customers – their names, their favorite dishes, their dietary preferences – and can personalize the experience to match. Where customers are able to order how they want, when they want. Where fast food is truly FAST. Where even grabbing a quick lunch can be a fun and magical experience. Because we believe everyone deserves access to better food, better experiences, and to have a little more magic in their day.

Be human.
We may build robots, but we lead with empathy. We seek to understand others by listening with intention, inquiring with curiosity, and withholding judgement. This brings us closer to what people do, how they feel, and what they need.

1 + 1 = 3
We don’t mean to brag, but we are really good at collaborating. We encourage direct and ego-free communication, and we value others’ opinions. We get to the best answers when diverse perspectives are heard and respected.

Imagine better.
While others aim to think outside the box, for us, there is no box. Using creativity and ingenuity, we blaze new trails every day in our quest to deliver magic.

Grab the bowl by the horns.
No one said this was going to be easy. We are disrupting an industry and tackling one hard problem after the next, but we have grit. We are fearless and resilient. When we fall, because of course we will fall, we dust ourselves off and get back on.

Focus.
We practice focus, like Mr. Miyagi with his chopsticks. We don’t let the seemingly urgent get in the way of the important. When we prioritize what we do and when we do it, we have the power to say no.

Own it.
We are in this together and will each impact the future of eatsa. We don’t have to ask for permission or wait to be told. We trust each other and ourselves. No second-guessing.

Make it awesome.
The eatsa experience is unparalleled, and in order to stay ahead we cannot stop pursuing greatness. Across every team, in everything we do we always strive to aim higher.

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eatsa.com

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@eatsarestaurant

Enlightened Hospitality Investments

Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI) is a value-added strategic investor formed to leverage the brands, businesses, and team of Union Square Hospitality Group to identify growth potential and investment opportunities in both internal and outside ventures. EHI is uniquely positioned to provide resources, relationships, and visibility to drive growth for our portfolio partners.

At USHG, we count Entrepreneurial Spirit among our core values. For over thirty years, asking “whoever wrote the rule?” has led us down exciting and innovative paths. But because we don’t have a monopoly on good ideas, we’re now excited to thoughtfully pursue investments with values-aligned organizations through Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI). With a focus on investing in hospitality and related technology companies, EHI partners with its portfolio companies to provide unmatched strategic direction, operational experience, and key relationships.
Investment Criteria and Target Transaction Types

Enlightened Hospitality Investments is led by Union Square Hospitality Group’s Chief Investment Officer, Mark Leavitt. The Enlightened Hospitality Investments team works hand in hand with the executive leaders of USHG and many other partners in our restaurants and other businesses to advance the culture of Enlightened Hospitality beyond the walls of our own businesses.

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Good Eggs

We believe feeding your family well shouldn’t come with a trade off—be it your time, your standards, or your wallet. We’re pioneering a new way to feed your fridge, where we source the best food from producers we know and trust, and bring it straight to you—all at a price the same or less than your grocery store.

The freshest stuff, curated for you, delivered on your schedule so you have more time for the things that matter.

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goodeggs.com

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@goodeggs

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Mana Up

Mana Up is a statewide initiative to build up and support our ecosystem of entrepreneurs in Hawaiʻi, providing them with resources and tools to scale globally. Many of the makers and artisans who participate in our program have been recognized internationally for their products and find their success in connection to home–from locally sourced ingredients to native culture, or an elevated sense of place and community. As these entrepreneurs continue to grow, they also help to sustain our local community through economic diversification, high-quality jobs, givebacks, investment, and a regenerative culture of entrepreneurship.

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manauphawaii.com

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@tmanauphawaii

Ritual

Ritual is a culinary series of small intimate events hosted by the best chefs in the world at beautiful private homes in California.

Starting August 2021, some of the most celebrated chefs in the world will bring their signature dishes and new creations to California, showcasing their art for a limited number of patrons who want to enjoy a singular experience and support the re-launch of the international culinary circuit.

While our beloved restaurants gradually regain momentum, Ritual brings together enthusiastic patrons and talented artists, and present the opportunity to build new relations and reach out to new horizons.

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ritual.events

Sarah Kersten Studio

I’m Sarah, founder of Sarah Kersten Studio. I work in Berkeley, California, where the combination of a rich and robust pottery tradition and the inspiration of coastal California combine to inform the nature of my work.
Much of my aesthetic has grown out of the natural tendencies of the materials that I work with. I love high fired stoneware for the beauty of its features— which are always muted and subtle in hue— and for its strength. These traits, together with a passion for seasonal cooking, a great love of being and making at home, and a deep respect for pottery tradition, make my work what it is. When so much of the world is plasticized and high-tech, it’s pottery’s ancient heritage that grounds me, along with my commitment to showing up day after day to move my work forward. After years of creating alone, I now work with a very small team to make the work in my shop.

I aspire to create pieces that are sculpturally beautiful, effortlessly functional, and of heirloom quality. All of my designs respond to real needs, needs I’ve had in my own kitchen, or wishes I’ve heard from friends and chefs I’ve worked with. I work slowly, considering shape, size, and the overall feeling of a piece for as long as it takes to get it just right— sometimes years. But I like it that way. I make objects that will live intimately with you and yours, that you’ll handle multiple times a day, and I take that honor seriously, and joyfully. For me, pottery and its history is part of who we are as a people and a deeply meaningful way to spend my days, as is the knowledge that my work goes towards making people’s homes more beautiful, functional places to live, love and cook.

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@thetownkitchen

Sightglass Coffee


 
 
Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned coffee company in San Francisco.

Coffee is a seasonal fruit and we source it directly from origin in freshly harvested lots. We practice small production methods that allow us to scrutinize and perfect our processes. Attaining a perfect roast is an intuition, a smell, a sound, a slight change in color— it’s about careful attention to detail that comes through in every cup.

Our company takes its name from the ‘sightglass,’ the viewing window on our vintage PROBAT coffee roaster that exposes the complex and delicate process of roasting coffee. We believe that knowing the story behind your coffee—where it was grown, how it was processed, and who handled it along the way—is a powerful link from the cup to the wider world.

Ultimately, we aim to deliver the highest quality achievable in all aspects of our business, whether that be sourcing the most beautiful and wondrous coffees attainable or employing the most mindful and quality-focused practices possible.

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sightglasscoffee.com

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@sightglass

Smitten Ice Cream


 
When you walk into a Smitten scoop shop, there’s no ice cream at the counter (we know, it’s weird). After you pick your flavor, our Brrristas® pour fresh ice cream base into the Brrr®. A chilly fog then billows over the counter as liquid nitrogen freezes each scoop to-order. A minute or two later, you’re eating the freshest, creamiest ice cream possible! Aside from our less-than-conventional method of freezing ice cream, we do things a bit differently than other ice cream shops. Because all of our ice cream is churned-to-order, we can say ‘hell no’ to nasty stabilizers, gums, and other unpronounceable ingredients. In a scoop of Smitten’s Salted Caramel ice cream, you’ll get nothing but California cream, milk, butter, cane sugar, a drop of lemon juice, and a dash of salt. That’s it. We don’t make ice cream the easy way, but that was never the plan. We make ice cream that we’re proud of. We’re constantly in the kitchen, testing new flavors, going back-to-the-drawing board, and testing some more.

 

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smittenicecream.com

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@smittenicecream

Spark Grills


 

Grill without the guesswork.

The right heat can be tough to nail on a grill. With oven-like temperature control, and a range between 250 up to 900F, Spark lets you do more than ever with charcoal.

Spark is a revolutionary charcoal grill that can function as a smoker, a grill or even a pizza oven.

How? Well, a lot of the magic of Spark comes from our custom charcoal Briqs, which are specially designed and for different cooking times and temperature ranges, and tuned to work together with the grill.

Our Low & Slow Briq (200-300F, 6-8 hours) allows your Spark to work like a smoker for classic barbecue, our Everyday Briq (450-600F, 60-90 minutes) is designed for grilling just about anything, and our High Heat Briq (600-900F, 30-45 minutes) enables your Spark to hit super high temps like a wood-fired pizza oven. By bringing this level of thoughtful design to Spark, we’ve made it easier, more versatile and more controlled than ever before to cook with charcoal.

 

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sparkgrills.com

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@sSparkGrills

The Town Kitchen

The Town Kitchen is on a mission to empower underserved youth in the Bay Area. The Town Kitchen is a community-driven food company that employs and trains our youth by delivering chef-crafted meals to corporate clients.

The Town Kitchen community addresses a need in the Bay Area area for locally-sourced meals, as well as fair-wage jobs and job training programs for local youth.

Place an order online and let our team make your office lunch or corporate event a success. Reach out to us regarding our lunch program for your employees; help us fuel our impact in the community!

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thetownkitchen.com

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@thetownkitchen

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Traveling Spoon

Traveling Spoon is like having a friend’s mom cook you a home cooked meal in every country you visit. Traveling Spoon connects travelers with local, vetted hosts to share the joy of a homemade meal in their home and learn about their cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations.

Traveling Spoon was founded by Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence who met at the Haas School of Business in 2011 around their joint passion of food. They shared a dream of helping people connect with authentic food experiences while traveling and founded Traveling Spoon to build a community of fellow food and travel lovers seeking meaningful experiences around the world.

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thetravelingspoon.com

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@travelingspoons

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VitaBowl

Our Vision
We are on a mission to heal the world with nutritious and tasty plant based foods.

Our Beliefs
Food Can Heal You From Within
On-Demand Can Be Eco-Friendly
Power Food Has Incredible Potential
Ancient Wisdom Is Best Served In Modern Solutions

VitaBowl | Food that Heals From Within

At VitaBowl we serve premium, nutritionist backed, plant-based, superfood bowl and beverages.

Each bowl has been crafted with the highest quality, locally sourced, plant based ingredients and have be scientifically designed to provide the most nutritional benefit to your body.

VitaJuice’s cold-pressed juices are designed to nourish your body, while giving you a boost of nutrients to enhance your energy levels, mood, and focus/ brain function. Our juices are 100% organic and free from GMO’s, preservatives, or fillers. They contain all of the benefits of large quantities of plants, in one delicious drink.

Nourish your body, from the inside out. VitaJuice crafted every juice with you in mind- that’s why our cold-pressed juices contain only Certified Organic produce, and never any GMOs, additives, fillers, or pasteurization. Packed with vitamins and minerals, they will help you feel restored and energized.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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vitabowl.com

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@vitabowl

Vivino

Vivino empowers people everywhere to enjoy wine to the fullest.

Vivino is the world’s largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app, powered by a community of millions. Vivino’s unique wine shopping experience uses community data to suggest personalized wine recommendations, making wine discovery and purchase fun, accessible, and effortless for wine drinkers of every level. The Vivino app is available for download on Android and Apple devices.

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vivino.com

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@vivino

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