Good food, hospitality and customer service are in Devi’s genes.
As a little girl growing up in London, she lived in the flat next to her grandmother’s bed and breakfast. She learned first-hand that genuine hospitality and unrelenting customer service were the keys to success. She also witnessed how much the guests appreciated the hearty, healthful meals served daily. Meals that fortified the guests for their journeys.
Devi carried these lessons with her as she crossed “the pond” and established roots in California. There, through hard work and dedication, she rose through the ranks to become a highly respected food industry executive. Devi was also a partner in two restaurant ventures in Arizona.
While still working full-time in the Food & Beverage industry, Devi moved to Arizona and started a family. It was during this time, as she was raising two children, that Devi realized the shortcomings of school lunch programs and the challenge of preparing “brown bag” lunches her kids would eat and enjoy.
So, armed with the insights of motherhood and her food industry acumen, Devi launched Dishes2U – an innovative approach to school lunch. Her vision was to make kids feel excited about lunchtime and to promote healthy minds and bodies, while fueling productivity. Since 2010, Dishes2U has delivered fresh, healthy meals to students and staff at schools nationwide.
Devi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Hammersmith & West London College in London, England. For fun, Devi enjoys travel, theatre, hiking, entertaining, and spending time with friends. Devi is a community volunteer and has a special interest in children and education. To help combat childhood hunger, Dishes2U donates funds to Title 1 Schools.
Under Devi’s leadership, Dishes2U has grown from serving a few schools in Arizona to several schools across the country and she looks forward to the company’s continued expansion.