Our Story

Hello! Thank you for visiting this page. I’m Liz Kaelin- a Registered Dietitian and nutritionist, lover of all things tasty, and I’m the You Chews Founding Foodie.

Liz at market

As a dietitian, calories are my currency, so I spend them wisely. I’m also a passionate foodie who loves all food, healthy or no. I’m not above eating a sausage roll, but if I eat a sausage roll, I want it to be the tastiest, highest-quality, most amazing sausage roll you could possibly imagine. Like this one.

Orto Sausage Rolls

After eating my millionth stale mystery-meat sandwich at an office lunch, my mind drifted to the memory of the previous Saturday’s trip to the market. I had the pleasure of partaking in a delicious lunch, consisting of honey-cured, free-range, double-smoked ham thickly sliced fresh to order, served on a soft, pillowy brioche bun, adorned with homemade cranberry chutney and creamy dijon sauce. It made me think: why am I wasting my precious calories on soggy spring rolls and cold pizza at events when there is amazing food out there?  What if I could replace those stale sandwiches with Sydney’s finest ham rolls?

Gourmet Rotisserie Ham Roll

I started going to the artisanal vendors whose food I liked the best, and asking about the challenges of running a small food business. While all of them wanted to have more customers, they wanted to concentrate on making great food, and didn’t want to worry about finding the time to better promote their businesses. After telling the vendors how much I loved their food, I offered them a proposal- if I could get them more catering business, would they be my business partner?

Next, I went to potential customers who I knew arranged catering, and asked what was most important to them when it came to ordering food. The three things that kept coming up were:

  • Quality of the food;
  • Having a variety of reliable vendors to “chews” from, who could meet different catering needs from casual lunches to fancy cocktail parties; and
  • Making the ordering process easy.

Again, I offered a proposal: if I could make it really simple for customers to order top-quality catering within their price range, would they consider using our caterers for their next event?

You Chews was born!

For us, using the You Chews platform is not just about making it easy for you to find great catering . By “chewsing” You Chews, you are directly supporting the efforts of the most talented members of the local foodie community. We pride ourselves on the fact that we’re playing a part in helping quality small food businesses stay in business.  A big thank you to all of our customers who are already making a difference in the lives of our Food Artisans with something as simple as their daily office lunch order.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us, and we look forward to feeding you amazing food at your next event!

Tastefully yours,

Liz Kaelin,

You Chews Founding Foodie

 

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