We’re slowly getting more information about David Chang’s highly-anticipated new food delivery service, Maple, which will be launching sometime this year. We reported in November that Chang’s delivery service will bring New Yorkers high-quality restaurant food for under $15. Now he has announced the first members of Maple’s culinary board of directors, including Soa Davies of restaurant advisory firm, Salt Hospitality; Dan Kluger, James Beard award winning-former executive chef at ABC Kitchen and Cocina; Mark Ladner, executive chef of Del Posto; and Brooks Headley (executive pastry chef of Del Posto and founder of last year's pop-up veggie burger restaurant, Superiority Burger).
Davies, who previously served as head of menu research and development for Eric Ripert's famous New York seafood restaurant, Le Bernardin, (the number one restaurant nationwide, according to The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America), will be coming on board as executive chef, and will lead menu development and drive “culinary vision on a daily basis.” Her culinary board will work with Davies on recipe development and locally-sourcing ingredients to provide a locavore lunch experience for New Yorkers.
"Maple represents an enormous opportunity for impact,” Davies told The Daily Meal. “Our commitment to sustainably raised food and sourcing, in addition to using only the best ingredients, means better meals on more people's tables. The ability to work with innovators such as David, Dan, Mark, and Brooks is only going to make to make our job that much easier."