In Chewse

One of the first questions many people ask when they see Chewse written for the first time is: “How do you pronounce it, is it chew-sie? Chews?” Which is generally followed by: “How did you guys come up with that name?”

Today, we answer those questions!

It’s actually pronounced like choose [chooz]. But we get it, hearing it once sometimes isn’t enough, so we’ve decided to share the story of how Chewse came to be and how we came up with that name.

Almost 5 years ago, our fearless leader and CEO Tracy Lawrence, started the Chewse journey. As a young entrepreneur who’d been through the struggle of organizing catering events on her college campus, she was determined to find a better solution to the catering conundrum.

If you’ve met Tracy, you know that talking to her and talking about food go hand in hand. If it takes her more than a couple of minutes of conversation to mention her love of hummus and pita, please make sure she’s okay.

Tracy <3's Hummus & Pita

Her love of food stems, in part, from her cultural background. Growing up in Los Angeles with a Chinese mom and a Jewish dad, food was always an adventure: homemade Matzah ball soup, Italian pasta night and Chinese-inspired dishes were all common meals for Tracy. But food was also what brought her family together. No matter how busy everyone’s day was, they were all together at the dinner table by 5pm. That heritage is also where Tracy got her high school nickname from: Chewish girl.

When it was time for Tracy to come up with a name for her food company, nothing seemed to fit better than Chewse. A play on words that references Tracy’s past and what our clients do every day when enjoying our food. We connect people from different backgrounds around the lunch table and build communities through food, while taking out the hassle of actually having to choose a different restaurant, menu or food item for your team every day.

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