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Chef James Pech Launches Gather, a Fine-Dining Meal Service for Delivery

He's working with food delivery services already in place.

The heirloom carrot salad from Gather
The heirloom carrot salad from Gather
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Chef James Pech has more than a decade of experience working in the Seattle food scene at such places as, Blind Pig Bistro, Altstadt, Hitchcock, and La Spiga. He recently left the kitchen line, leaving behind the grueling hours and inflexible schedule to spend more time with his 3-year-old daughter. But he’s back in the apron, working with partners Matt Ritterspach and Addison Slabaugh, both Amazon alums and the masterminds behind Gather, a company bringing fine-dining caliber entrees and salads to your door for a better home dining experience.

Pech prepares the food to order and it comes straight to your own table—no need to change out of those sweatpants or even put on shoes.

Gather works with the food delivery sources already in place in the city, currently Caviar and Bite Squad, but partnerships with Uber Eats, Peach, Prime Now, and Postmates are coming soon. The small, reasonably priced menu will change daily, and soon expand to a larger selection. For example, entrees will look like barbeque pork collar with scalloped sweet and Russet potatoes, mustard greens, and brown butter persimmons or vegan celery root tacos with delicata squash and avocado both only $12. All options will be seasonally driven with organic produce from Local Roots farm out of Duvall and Corfini is supplying the sustainable seafood and proteins.

Matt Ritterspach says that this model is just the jumping off point for their company, "Gather is more than its current service, and we're preparing to enter different markets, pop-up dinners we call 'Gatherings', and other special events to bring the food and the eating community together."

That’s where we get to the good-hearted twist. If you’re so inclined there is a donate function on the site as well, meals at a lower cost to you can be donated and delivered to the Millionair Club Charity, a place where Seattle’s homeless, unemployed, and underemployed can go for help, support, and a hot meal.

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