Munchery, the on-desire food shipping and delivery startup with in excess of $117 million in funding, has missing Pascal Rigo, who came on board to Munchery as main buyer practical experience officer just 5 months back. Rigo had formerly used 3 decades at Starbucks as SVP of food items, right after the coffee large bought La Boulange, the bakery chain Rigo founded in 1996. Rigo resigned since he did not share Munchery’s method for development and “vision” for the upcoming anymore, Rigo instructed Eater SF.
When Rigo joined Munchery in Oct, he instructed me his aim was to make Munchery’s shipping and delivery baggage as legendary as the Starbucks cup. Ultimately, as Munchery’s initially-ever main buyer practical experience officer, he was in cost of each individual facet of Munchery that had a touch stage with the buyer — from performing with cooks to make confident the food items was very good to developing new courses. Under Rigo’s leadership, Munchery launched “ready-to-cook” meals, which are intended to serve two people today and normally takes just 15 minutes to cook dinner.
What is next for Rigo? Nicely, he options to concentration on his household and La Boulangerie, the team of six bakeries in the San Francisco Bay Location he opened past year, according to Eater SF. What this indicates for Munchery is not fully obvious, but it’s exciting timing offered that its competitor SpoonRocket shut down yesterday, and it’s other competitor, UberEATS, just introduced a standalone shipping and delivery application in the U.S. I have arrived at out to Munchery for comment and will update this story if I hear again.