Home Bistro Inc. (OTC: HBIS) is a Miami-based company engaged in the business of providing prepackaged and prepared meals to consumers. The company has created the next generation of prepared meal delivery – Ready-Made Gourmet Meal Delivery 3.0.
Home Bistro addresses the three major problems facing the prepared food delivery market: poor food quality; customers tired of eating the same meals; and, eating at home is still eating at home, with the accompanying food preparation and clean up chores. The company addresses these problems by delivering high quality food fresh and fast, providing customers a variety of meal choices from a diverse lineup of celebrity chefs, and requiring simple prep and easy clean up without sacrificing the fine dining experience.
Home Bistro offers a family of high quality, direct-to-consumer, ready-made, gourmet meals. Using the latest fresh food “skin-packing” technology, Home Bistro offers a virtual “Bistro Emporium” where consumers can cross select from a wide variety of siloed “bistros,” each with a dedicated section and unique visitor experience created by a renowned celebrity/executive chef. Meals delivered fresh can be eaten within 10 to 14 days or frozen for up to six months.
The company’s mission is to lead the next generation of heat-to-eat food delivery with unique and delicious cuisine and an experience that excites the market. Home Bistro’s advantage in the highly competitive meal delivery space is meal diversity – with the best celebrity chefs from around the world, offering a home-based fine dining experience through a selection of over 50 unique gourmet meals, as well as offering a developing selection of desserts and single-serving wine to perfectly complement the meal experience. In addition, the company uses only the highest quality ingredients in its meals and preserves their freshness by employing state-of-the-art vacuum skin packing.
In mid-2021, Home Bistro acquired southern-California based Model Meals, a lifestyle ready-to-eat meal prep service, which is Whole30 and Paleo approved, while then only serving three states. In September 2021, Home Bistro commenced shipping Model Meals to all 50 states and recently announced that it will launch a subscription-based service for Model Meals consisting of three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for up to five days per week. The subscription service, expected to launch by May 2022, will initially target the Southern California market, where Model Meals maintains a food production and fulfillment facility and enjoys a strong customer base.
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Home Bistro’s leading online platform (www.homebistro.com) provides direct-to-consumer, heat-to-eat, celebrity chef-inspired gourmet meals. Offerings currently include inspirations developed by “Iron Chef” Cat Cora, two-time New York Times best-selling cookbook author and TV host Ayesha Curry, sports-tailgating focused creator of “Hungry Fan” Chef Diana Falk, “Master Chef” Claudia Sandoval, and “Top-Chef All-Star” Richard Blais. Soon-to-launch celebrity chefs on the Home Bistro platform include “Caterer to the Stars” Roblé Ali, “zero-waste cooking” celebrity chef Priyanka Naik, and CHOPPED champion Melanie Moss.
Home Bistro’s Model Meals lifestyle brand (www.modelmeals.com) is a Whole30 and Paleo approved, ready-to-eat meal prep service, offering a weekly rotating menu that is prepared by professional chefs, using only the highest quality ingredients available, sourced responsibly and locally, and delivered in sustainable, eco-friendly packaging.
Home Bistro has partnered with celebrity chef Melanie Moss to expand its dessert menu options. In keeping with its mission to deliver a complete gourmet culinary experience to discerning customers, Home Bistro beta-tested its first dessert – a delicious, sweet and salty caramel brownie. Based on the encouraging results, the company is moving forward to create a much more robust dessert menu.
Home Bistro has formally launched its wine offering initiative with In Good Taste Wines, a unique direct-to-consumer wine platform that empowers wine lovers to “discover the world, by the glass.” The company has worked diligently with the In Good Taste Wines team to develop a unique selection of elegant single-serving wines to pair with Home Bistro’s celebrity chef-inspired meals. The partnership with In Good Taste Wines provides Home Bistro with a low-cost, incremental source of revenue, which will assist the company in expanding its gross profit margin and lead it to faster profitability.
Global revenue in the online food delivery sector was $136 billion in 2020 and forecast to grow steadily at a 7.5% CAGR through 2024 to a projected value of $182 billion.
In the U.S., the food delivery sector, which comprises both the restaurant-to-consumer segment and the platform-to-consumer segment where Home Bistro operates, is expected to surpass $32.3 billion in 2024. The company’s addressable market, the platform-to-consumer segment, is approximately 30% of the U.S. market and is projected to reach a value of $9.7 billion by 2024. This segment is expected to grow even faster than the sector as a whole as providers refine their focus on healthier meals, more convenient delivery and subscription options and more advanced meal processing technology.
Zalmi Duchman is Chairman and CEO at Home Bistro. He was CEO and founder of The Fresh Diet online meal delivery service, which grew from a startup to over $30 million in annual revenue. He is a thought leader, investor and publisher of numerous articles in the food tech sector. He was named one of Forbes “America’s Most Promising CEOs Under 35,” and was named a Miami Herald “20 Under 40” entrepreneur in 2014.
Carlo Ricci is Director of Operations at Home Bistro. He was VP Operations for The Fresh Diet online meal delivery service, where he developed the culinary and R&D departments and established distribution centers in five states. He was also Operations Manager at Homemade Meals, where he developed and implemented inventory systems, established production facilities on both coasts and trained and managed personnel. He has a bachelor’s degree in data analytics from Miami Dade College.
Camille May is CFO at Home Bistro. She is a co-founder of Model Meals meal delivery service, where she has served as CFO since the company’s inception in 2015. She helped build the company from the ground up to more than $2 million in annual revenue. Prior to Model Meals, she worked as a financial analyst and broker in commercial real estate. She has a BBA in finance from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.
Danika Brysha is Chief Marketing Officer at Home Bistro. She co-founded Model Meals and was also a co-founder of the Self-Care Society. She is a former fashion model and founder of Danika Brysha Inc., a service specializing in modeling, coaching, speaking, events, media and influence. She is creator of the Brunch Series and a Whole30 certified coach. She is also host of the top-rated podcast “Light + Life Live” and is a lifestyle design expert. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
- Home Bistro’s strategic acquisition of California-based Model Meals meal delivery brand created bicoastal operations.
- The company over the past 12 months has added five celebrity chefs to the Home Bistro platform.
- Home Bistro recently relocated its East Coast operations to a state-of-the-art South Florida food production and fulfillment facility, creating a highly cost-effective infrastructure.
- The company was selected best “a la carte” meal delivery service by Insider.com.
- Home Bistro recently launched a wine offering with In Good Taste Wines, a unique direct-to-consumer wine platform.