Our Core Values
Openness and honesty foster an environment where individuals are set free to express ideas and breakthroughs in their own way. It means not only speaking from a basis of fact and belief but listening without prejudice or judgment. This freedom of thought is the only way The Foodery will continue to improve.
Affiliations & Alliances
We are members of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN). SBN engages business and community leaders in building economies that are green, local, and fair. SBN supports locally owned and independent businesses in improving their environmental business practices, reducing their carbon footprint, and saving money.
We are a proud member and sponsor of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts (NOFA/MASS). NOFA/MASS works to educate members and the general public about the benefits of local organic systems based on complete cycles, natural materials, and minimal waste for the health of individual beings, communities and the living planet.
The Foodery composts as much of it’s waste as possible. Through our kitchen facility we are affiliated with CERO Composting to handle all of our composting needs. Founded in 2012, CERO’s mission is to improve our communities and while doing right by the environment. As a worker-owned cooperative, every employee has a vested interest in the success of their clients. They take pride in raising the bar for commercial composting; making it easier, cleaner, and more accessible than ever.
The Foodery recycles as much waste as possible. With our affiliation to JRM Recycling through The Foodery’s kitchen facility, JRM Hauling Recycling handles all of The Foodery’s recycling needs. As a family owned and operated business with more than fifty years experience in the solid waste and recycling business, they have grown to become a leader in the industry servicing all of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and parts of Rhode Island.
Food miles. It’s something to think about. From an environmental and a profitability perspective, a centrally located kitchen gives us leverage. Our suppliers bring massive amounts of food to one location. When our product is finished, The Foodery’s delivery drivers, on average, bring 116 pounds of fully prepared food to approximately 20 customers all over greater Boston in 2.75 hours through the use of our route optimization systems like Routific.
I co-founded The Foodery in 2012 with my best friend Mike. My responsibilities include enriching and protecting the company’s culture, recruiting, fund raising and creating amazing customer experiences. I previously worked in real estate finance and technology companies since 2001 and have a BA in Business Management from the University of Northern Colorado.
I co-founded The Foodery in 2012 with my best friend John. I’m responsible for strategic direction, product direction, culinary culture, and finance. I am passionate about creating a better food system for the future that’s in harmony with our bodies and the earth. I was previously a VP of Business Development for Jackson National Life and have an MBA from the University of Colorado.
I lead the Culinary Team, overseeing production, teammate development, product quality and inventory. The tech-forward systems allow me to focus my attention on what I enjoy most – creating nourishing food and helping teammates grow. My family and I also love the perk of eating healthy food every week!
One thing I love is helping my fellow teammates. I help drivers get out on their routes on time. My team and I put a lot of effort into loading every driver’s car with cooler bags and ensuring every order is loaded with accuracy. I keep things running smoothly inbetween culinary and delivery operations.
I am super passionate about food sustainability. I volunteer at farms and this job also gives me a way to be involved in rebuilding our local food system. And hey, I get to make some nice money on the side! Who doesn’t like that, right : )
As a consultant from Lewis Studios, I do my best at The Foodery to ensure customers have a seamless ordering experience. Having managed the entire online experience for over a year, I work with management to continue improving our website and mobile platforms. Ease of use is everything to a customer!
We are John and Mike, lifetime best friends who after 10 years into our finance careers and unable to find time to consistently eat healthy, knew it was a time to make a life change and pursue a new passion. We started The Foodery in Lowell, MA (45 minutes north of Boston) in a local day care facility’s kitchen that offered vacancy to us during the weekends. Building the business up so it could truly impact the way food is raised and consumed has always been our goal. Gathering ingredients from responsible farmers and suppliers, making nourishing food and serving local customers would be the way the company would achieve this vision. Building a team with a passion for nourishment and environmental sustainability would be the heart of the business. Today, these pillars continue to flourish as The Foodery serves almost the entire Boston region and buys from dozens of local farmers and suppliers.
Our growing team here at The Foodery continues to pursue human nourishment and food sustainability. America’s food systems need fundamental change and we intend to do our part in making that change happen. It’s about reinvesting in our local food economy. It’s about spreading knowledge of how and where our food is raised. It’s about creating a healthy environment for younger generations to discover food and learn the skill of properly nourishing themselves. We see a future where local farms are prosperous, nourishing food is abundant and our food economy is vibrant and strong. We hope to cross paths with you and together use our momentum to provide more food sustainability to our communities. Let’s build New England’s food systems for the future!