Sal Lupoli and Christine Marcus met as classmates at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where they noticed two thing: The school hosted a vast number of catered events, and it seemed to offer the same boring food on rotation. It would be great, they concluded, if there were an easy way to serve a wider variety of food, from a local restaurant that specializes in a particular style: burritos from the MexiCali Burrito Cabana, falafel and tabbouleh from Aceituna Cafe, and vegetarian options from Clover — all at the same event.
In 2012, the pair launched Phoodeez, an online catering service founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that handles just about every aspect of a client’s meal plan. It can supply a smorgasbord of cuisines, keeps track of gluten-free dishes and other dietary needs, and plans a different menu for the office every week. Read more about Lupoli and Marcus’ new startup on The Boston Globe.