mademeals was founded in 2016 by Jesse McBride, a health and fitness enthusiast on a mission to build a healthy, prepared meal delivery service. About a year into his journey, Jesse was diagnosed with Colitis, a debilitating chronic inflammatory bowel disease, which unfolded into months of weight loss, pain, and confusion about how to heal.
Out of this difficult period came one of the most important learning periods. After speaking to numerous integrative health experts and diving through mountains of research, Jesse began learning about the vital importance of the quality of our food, where it comes from, and how crucial it is for us to move away from factory farming and the trememdous damage it has done to the quality of our food, our health, and our planet.
During his journey, Jesse found a partner in a chef name Joe. At his heaviest, Joe was 355 pounds and struggling with alcoholism and health issues, but managed to find his way back to health through overhauling his diet and exercising regularly. Joe now weighs 180 pounds and has led kitchen teams of 20, producing over 3,000 meals per day. The duo found a collaboration that was meant to be.
Since August 2016, Jesse and Joe spent hours in the kitchen designing and perfecting recipes, and working on systems that would allow them to scale their operation and help busy people in NYC and NJ eat high quality, local and organic prepared meals between Monday and Friday.
By using ingredients grown/raised by responsible farmers, we aim to help in building a better food system that stengthens local community and promotes health. We look forward to making meals for you.
mademeals is committed to healthy, sustainable, and conscious food for all. By using primarily local, organic, non–GMO produce, responsibly raised, hormone–free meats and sustainably sourced seafood, we believe that we can collectively make conscious choices that help move us away from factory farming and the devastating impacts it has had on our health and environment.
Through our prepared meal-delivery service, we aim to empower individuals and communities to transform food systems that support healthy people and a healthy planet.