Co-Founder & Executive Chef
He began his career path at the age of 7 working at his grandparent’s produce stand at The Italian Market, located in the heart of South Philadelphia. Using his family’s fresh produce, Northern and Southern Italian recipes were taught to him daily as he assisted his father and grandmother for traditional family gatherings. By age 11, Nick began working at local food stands in South Philadelphia and discovered his second love – surfing and snowboarding. Combining the two passions, Nick followed his love and while working at a local surf shop on the West Coast, started his own catering company – Calidelphia – that led him to preparing meals for top celebrities including Will Smith,
Co-Founder & Chairman
Lawyer and serial entrepreneur Mike Dalewitz has built, restructured and sold for high multiple profits, several multi-million dollar businesses in various industries ranging from legal, technology, fashion and hospitality. With his familial foundation and early professional experience in the hospitality industry, Dalewitz is also the co-founder and Chairman of 618 Hospitality which was started with Celebrity Chef, Nick Liberato. Most recently, he launched and serves as CEO of a leading-edge software company called Whizzable (whizzable.io), with a focus on “always on time” arrival and pick up for POS systems across food & beverage, retail, pharmacy and other areas. Additionally, Dalewitz is a well-known philanthropist and serves as a Board Member for BUILD NYC and The Bucks County Playhouse. He shares his expertise as a professional coach to motivate and guide young entrepreneurs across the country with his Mindful Mentor programs at https://themindfulmentor.com
Founder & CEO, Meriwether Group
David Howitt is an entrepreneur, operator, and innovator with over 20 years of experience providing business strategy, financial and legal counsel to global Fortune 100 companies and early stage start-ups.
His experience working with iconic consumer brands started in 1996 when he assumed the role of Corporate Counsel for adidas, a role he had for 4 years, during which time the company experienced explosive growth. He then moved into the Vice President position of licensing and business development where he oversaw a 250 million dollar licensing portfolio and supported several corporate acquisitions, including TaylorMade and Salomon.