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Yang Yu

Chief Executive Officer

Yang has been creating products since he was 15 years old with a passion for problems that affect the quality of life for everyday people. Before founding KitchenMate, he was the CPO at Opencare, where he designed products to connect patients with the best healthcare professionals. He is a University of Toronto alum where he studied computer science.

Aditya Bali

Chief Operating Officer

Aditya is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, engineer and foodie. At KitchenMate, he's got his eye on the details. Before KitchenMate, he built robots at Google X, co-founded BufferBox (acquired by Google), is a YC alum and graduated from the University of Waterloo's Mechatronics Engineering program.

Arwid Bancevicius

Chief Technology Officer

Arwid has a passion for creating products that people love. Before KitchenMate, he launched products at Amazon Seattle in Local Commerce and Consumables. As a graduate from University of Toronto's Computer Engineering program, he has also led development at startups across Canada and US, and is a MassChallenge Alum. Outside the office, Arwid enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle.

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KitchenMate in the press

2023 MARCH


hen Toronto-based KitchenMate unveiled the second iteration of its smart food kiosk in the summer of 2021, the product was primed to reach the millions of workers expected to return to the office following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2021 August

How KitchenMate evolved its foodservice product for the post-pandemic workplace

KitchenMate CEO and founder Yang Yu realized that as the role of the office evolves, KitchenMate’s offering would need to evolve, too. Last month, the startup launched a new product, KitchenMate GEN2, to meet the unique demands of the post-pandemic workplace.

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Lunch bag letdown no more

With the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, organizations everywhere are preparing for the return of cautious and, understandably, concerned office workers. Serial entrepreneur and self-described foodie Aditya Bali is betting an automated restaurant for the workplace, will be an integral part of the new safety culture while bringing epicurean joy to employees.

2020 September

Self-Serve In-Office Technology ‘KitchenMate’ Aims to Get Office Workers Back Onsite

KitchenMate enables Canadians a safer and more convenient way to enjoy a meal at the office without compromising their health or wallet.

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2020 August

KitchenMate makes it easy to cook fresh meals at work

Read about our user experience and what we’ve been up to during the pandemic.

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2019 May

Start a Meaningful Company | Yang Yu, Founder & CEO of KitchenMate

The CEO of KitchenMate, Yang Yu tells his story of how he came up with the idea of starting a company that would be dedicated to making tasty, truly nutritious, and affordable fresh food that fits into people’s increasingly fast-paced lives.

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2018 February

Techstars announces first cohort for Toronto Accelerator

Hint: and we’re part of it! We’re proud to have been selected from 650 startups who submitted an application.

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