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This installment of “The Weekly Good” will touch a few of your important senses. We had the chance to speak with two very special and talented people with huge hearts who also want to make sure that you’re well fed. Meet Maya Baratz and Hunter Walk.
The two came up with the idea for “The Startup Chef” together, a cookbook including some of Silicon Valley’s best and brightest, along with their most favorite recipes. All profits from its sales are benefitting No Kid Hungry and Rockaway Plate Lunch Project. That’s pretty awesome.
The minimum price is $10, it comes in a variety of formats, but the suggested price is $20. It’s a donation after all, so go ahead and buy a few. They make great holiday gifts.
I kind of want to try the Eggs à la Matt by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress.
The pair also needs help and new ideas to bring this project to new verticals, so please reach out to them if you’re a food startup or business folk!
Maya Baratz runs new product strategy & development at ABC News. Prior to her current role at ABC, she led the product release of WSJ Social, The Wall Street Journal’s standalone publication on Facebook. Maya has spent some time on both the product and editorial sides of new media – previously working at companies including The Wall Street Journal, MTV Networks, Flickr, Monster.com, and Terra Lycos. Picking up The Knight Foundation’s Silver Knight Award in 1996 and a Webby Award...
Hunter Walk is the director of Product Management at Google, focused primarily on YouTube. He joined Google in December 2003 after serving as a member of the founding team of Second Life at Linden Lab from 2001 to 2003.