Hudson Daniel - The Ultimate Culinary Platform & Marketplace
Hudson Daniel - The Ultimate Culinary Platform & Marketplace
Discover recipes, explore destinations, attend an event or have specialty food, beverage & accessories delivered to your door.
Discover recipes, explore destinations, attend an event or have specialty food, beverage & accessories delivered to your door. Read more
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Explore the Ultimate Culinary Platform & Marketplace
Sign up at no cost and shop the finest marketplace of specialty food & beverage, gifts, kitchen and home accessories from around the world. Attend events, search destinations and book the perfect adventure. Learn from outstanding recipes, tips and guides. Our mission is to deliver unique and exciting food & beverage experiences to every home, business and palette.
Discover Unique and Exciting Food & Beverage Experiences
There is an incredible amount of new brands that hit the market every day that you may never discover. Hudson Daniel was developed by a team of culinary enthusiasts, all on a journey to connect amazing companies, many of them small-batch makers, with hungry and thirsty customers like you! The HD marketplace will feature: wine, spirits, beer, meat, pasta, cheese, chocolate, coffee, tea, confections, honey, oils, spreads, condiments, sauces, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings, baking ingredients, snacks, cookware, cutlery, dinnerware, appliances, cookbooks and much more.
Attend Events and Search Destinations
While the best events and destinations are currently scattered all over the web, we will bring them together in one place. Find a festival, cooking class, food truck, brewery, distillery, winery, food hall & market; book tastings, tours and culinary expeditions. Our platform will even provide you with a list of events and vendors nearby.
There are also subscription options available. Subscribe to the SAVOR kit and sample food & beverage products we know you'll love shipped monthly, featuring exceptional artisan vendors. Subscribe to the CRAFTED kit to receive a box of delicious, beautifully packaged full-size gourmet food items and kitchen & home accessories inspired by a different theme every month.
Join Our Community
Members receive badges of honor as well as spending dollar points for: making repeat purchases on the marketplace, subscribing to kit plans, referring friends to join, submitting reviews, completing surveys and sharing HD supported adventures.
Help Artisan Vendors Thrive
We provide artisan vendors tools to grow with us, so they can focus on making remarkable goods and telling their story. You can interact with our partners, purchase their incredible products and be educated on the craft that goes into everything they do with recipes, tips and guides.
We strive to deliver experiences that celebrate life and inspire exploration, all while giving back to those who are less fortunate. Upon Hudson Daniel's official launch, we will donate a percentage of all sales to assist those in need, such as helping to end hunger around the world through our charitable foundation.
Powered by Technology. Driven by Hospitality. Crafted with Care. Hudson Daniel is developing the next best thing in food & beverage and we want you to come along on this journey. While you wait for our platform to be built, Shop HD Gear, Discover Recipes, Browse Events, Explore Destinations and Check out Tips & How-Tos on our website at HudsonDaniel.com. You can also Complete a Taste Profile and Sign Up so we can tailor our offerings to better fit your needs and send you an email when our platform officially launches.
Dan Cassara - CEO
Dan's passion for food began at a very young age. A first generation American, his parents immigrated to the United States from Italy where food, family and the marriage of the two are a way of life. Constantly surrounded by new and adventurous food choices, Dan grew up admiring the art and beauty of food preparation, while spending countless hours watching his mother, aunts, and grandmothers prepare incredible meals.
At the age of 14, his first part time job was as a bakers assistant and counter clerk at a fine French bakery and eatery in the San Francisco Bay Area where his love for European food and the café experience began to inspire him. Throughout Dan's career, and through the many travels he has made worldwide, his passion and mission to define and someday deliver the ultimate customer experience has been interlaced in every role he has played, regardless of the industry. A serial entrepreneur and self-starter, he has a unique ability to balance both natural intuition, with sound business judgment and is the former President and CEO of a $2.7B multi-national franchise services operation. A natural leader, his understanding of sales, marketing and operations has proven to be successful factors in all organizations he has worked with. Dan holds an MBA in Business Operations, and when not focusing on his present role, he spends most of his time surrounding himself in the world of food continually researching, developing, and discovering ways to deliver fun, fresh, and innovative experiences that he is certain will make Hudson Daniel a tremendous success.
Full bios can be found at HudsonDaniel.com/contributors
Michael Vanderveen & Zach Schmidt: self proclaimed film nerds behind Imaginem Productions, a full service videography, photography, marketing and wedding service company.
Anita Chu: connoisseur of all things sweet, creator of Dessert First, author of Field Guide to Cookies, Field Guide to Candy and Lollipop Love.
Annalise Thomas: passionate cook & baker, blogger at Sweet Anna's, author of The Make Ahead Kitchen.
Vicky Cassidy: writer and photographer behind Things I Made Today, a blog focused on fresh, whole food made from scratch.
Anna Voloshyna: holds degree in International Economics but heart belongs to cooking, food styling and writing for Divine Cuisine.
Kara Brown: HR manager by day, gourmet food lover, blogger and photographer at K&R Adventures by night.
Prudy Blank: happiest when she's in the kitchen - cooking and blogging about her adventures at Butter Basil and Breadcrumbs.
Rachel Pattison: restaurant marketer, always in the kitchen creating healthy recipes for her blog at Little Chef Big Appetite.
Jenny Morris: twenty-something foodie, travel addict and blogger at Savour the Senses.
Roxanne Daly: event manager, marketer, creator of delicious recipes for her blog at Gotham Kitchen.
Luke Schmidt: blogger behind Fan Foodology, a site inspired by the artisan cheese culture of Wisconsin that runs through his veins.
Behind the Scenes
Risks and challenges
Thankfully, our team has a proven track record of delivering a similar business model to several other industries and have catered to some of North America's most demanding clients - from B2B to iconic consumer brands. We are not new to startups. We have succeeded. We have failed. For many years, we laid out a vision for Hudson Daniel and while the concept, like a great book, was taken on and off the shelf multiple times, we have been developing key parts, like the platform design, product designs, and software - with a team of dedicated experts and seasoned business professionals.
Our Largest Risks:
Our model has evolved considerably to where it is today. We have invested a significant amount of time and money into market research, and most importantly, getting to know who our customers are in order to better serve them when we officially launch.
Our largest risks are keeping up with demand and continuing to add outstanding vendors to the marketplace, while maintaining a platform with all the robust features we are looking to deliver. Your generous contribution and support will help us add critical resources, hire additional employees and help offset the costs of developing and implementing technology.
With that said, we believe our tremendous staff and partners are up for the challenge. With your help, we can make it happen!
We have also lined up packaging and logistic partners, and our team is curating the finest in artisan food, beverage and homeware accessories by actively seeking relationships with vendors who we believe are worthy of the Hudson Daniel seal of approval.
Hudson Daniel is more than just a place to discover specialty food & beverage, accessories, festivals and recipes. It is an experience. We are on a quest to take the simple moments in life and make them remarkable. We are following our passion and could not be more excited to share our journey with you. Together we can make this dream a reality. Together we can make every day an event.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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