A16z Podcast: The Data Science of Food and Taste

with Ooshma Garg The best cooks know cooking a meal is all about having a plan (and a back-up plan if things so south); get that out of the way, and then you can enjoy your family and friends — the most important part. But now trying doing it for thousands. Ooshma Garg, founder of fresh 10-minute gourmet meal kits service Gobble, has to make sure the highest of high-stakes meals are ready, on-time, and home-cooked delicious for thousands of families. How does Gobble do it? How can one company be the de facto sous chef for so many? Turns out there’s a lot of data science behind it, in everything from procurement to forecasts to logistics: what to cook, what people will like, what ingredients are required, what to…


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