James Beard Award-winning chef David Chang’s newest project is a food delivery service and app called Maple. Maple will provide restaurant-quality dishes for less than $15 (including tax, tip, and delivery charges) in under 15 minutes to New Yorkers starting early 2015. The limited yet versatile menu will change daily.
Chang will serve as Maple’s chief culinary officer, and he will be recruiting other top New York chefs to join him as part of the team’s culinary board of directors. Caleb Merkl, Akshay Navle, and William Gaybrick are Chang’s business partners in this venture, all of whom, according to the New York Times, have experience in delivery, mobile technology, and finance.
"I'm excited to partner with a team who is equally committed to pushing the status quo of food and technology," Chang told Business Insider. "Together, we hope to redefine what people expect from delivery in New York City."
The company has already raised $4 million ahead of launch, which will be sometime next year, although an exact date hasn’t been set.
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