Jared Cannon developed his concept for Simply Good Jars after an award-winning 18-year career as a chef. He set out to change the way we think about consumption—from the kind of food we eat, to the package it comes in.
He graduated from New York City’s reputable Culinary Institute of America and earned a Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Temple University’s top-rated Fox School of Business. Jared has spearheaded culinary teams at Tria, Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, Ritz Carlton Hotels, FS Food Group, honeygrow, and Di Bruno Bros. He has cooked at New York’s legendary James Beard House and has studied cuisine extensively throughout Italy, Mexico, and across the United States.
Jared founded Simply Good Jars in the fall of 2017 with the intent to help improve lives and communities through responsible, respectful food choices for everyone.
Simply Good Jars brings fresh, healthy and flavorful meals to offices, hospitals, hotels and universities through a fleet of smart RFID enabled, self-service fridges. The company’s signature Return for Reuse program is in place everywhere the jars are sold. When finished with their meal, people return jars in the designated bins near the fridge. The jars are put back into production, eliminating the need for single use packaging. For each jar returned, Simply Good Jars also donates a meal to someone in need.
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