Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed food. I was never a picky eater, and I always loved trying new dishes and cuisines. I grew up with delicious homecooked dinners almost every night, which forever spoiled me to expect an elevated level of quality and taste in food. My parents were busy working professionals, who somehow figured out how to pull off awesome homemade meals every night of the week. How did they do it? Were they super human?
Fast forward to today, and so many people are struggling with the daily dinner dilemma. I was blessed to have learned the skills and tips from my mom and dad, both phenomenal cooks, on how to whip up something yummy and wholesome in less than 30 minutes. This being said, I still find myself not having the time or energy to cook a whole meal in the middle of the week. Other than expensive and relatively unhealthy restaurant options, I didn’t find a solution that truly lived up to my expectations and was financially sustainable on a consistent basis.
Two years ago, I was visiting my mother-in-law, who was cooking up a storm as she always does. She was meticulously rolling cabbage and grape leaf dolmas (an Armenian delicacy) with such precision and passion. I thought to myself: how lucky I am to be able to enjoy her delicious and authentic food. My next thought was: I bet my friends and neighbors would love to enjoy her food as well. This was the exact moment that the concept behind DishDivvy was born. I realized that people who are looking for better food options, and yearning for authentic homemade dishes, can only find that by tapping into the skills of local talented homecooks. These skills and techniques, which have been handed down from generation to generation, are the “secrets” of the ‘secret sauce’.
In June of 2017, I decided to launch DishDivvy and pour my heart and soul into creating a trusted network of fabulous homecooks, who provide authentic, wholesome meals to hungry neighbors and families seeking to solve the dinner dilemma in a sustainable and conscientious way. Join the food share movement at www.dishdivvy.com!
Ani holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and is an experienced UI/UX designer.
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