ABOUT US

OUR FOUNDER

Caren Weintraub was born in and has lived most of her life near to New York City. She is a working mom with plenty on her plate, between her health communications agency she runs from her Westchester home office, her two daughters, and the rest of life.

Caren and her husband both greatly value the ritual of nightly ‘family dinner’ – and do all they can to make it happen pretty consistently every Sunday to Thursday.

But from thinking through the week’s meal plan, to hitting the supermarket, to the challenge of carving out 45 minutes before dinner time, it just isn’t easy to get a meal on the table by 6:30pm every night, and one   that will be gobbled up by little picky eaters, but also offer something to grown-ups with more   sophisticated palettes. Caren tried other tools and services out there to try to make the ‘dinner challenge’ an easier one to win, but nothing seemed to deliver for both the parents and the kids.   And so Simply Gather was born.

Knowing how hard it is to cook even the simplest of meals with two kids hanging on your ankles,   Caren looked for ways to entertain and educate kids around dinner, cooking, nutrition, and   where food comes from. That’s why every meal is accompanied by a Kid Kit designed to keep your   kids busy for that witching-hour right before dinner hits the table!

Thank you for the opportunity to help get your family around the table with less stress.

THE FOOD, THE PHILOSOPHY

 

In every meal kit, we are dedicated to delivering dishes and ingredients that are:
– Organic
– Seasonal
– Balanced, healthy, whole
– Locally sourced  (every ingredient we can gather from the area will come from the area)
– Delivered with minimal packaging, waste, and carbon footprint
– Prepped as much as possible without compromising quality (ie chopped, diced, cubed, cleaned, etc. to be ready for cooking with the most minimal time/tool/pan/labor commitment from you as is possible)
Why is that you ask? Simply Gather is meant to be a small local business, an enterprise that supports local people, families, and businesses, creates local jobs, and delivers in a limited local radius to ensure minimal negative impact on the local and broader environment.