KitchenMate is powered by our talented team

We’re a group of entrepreneurs who care deeply about making good food accessible. We believe everyone should be equipped to access, share, and enjoy high-quality meals easily.

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.

Samoneh Ettehad

Customer Operations Manager

Sam makes sure KitchenMate operates smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Prior to KitchenMate, Sam was a business analyst at Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, and Deutsche Bank but her real love was founding and operating two successful restaurants and a catering company.

Luke Kennedy

Director of Culinary Operations

Luke’s illustrious career has earned him a gold medal at the Gold Medal Plates competition, working alongside Executive Chef Antonin Bonnet at London’s Michelin-starred The Greenhouse restaurant, and being a culinary leader at the Four Seasons, Oliver and Bonacini and Chase Group.

Pooja Mansukhani

Food Safety and Regulatory Manager

Pooja has spent most of her career as a Registered Dietitian directing students at university campuses toward nutritious food options to help fuel their busy lifestyles. She has also managed food safety for the entire supply chain at these sites. Outside of KitchenMate, she teaches in the School of Nutrition at Toronto Metropolitan University and has a private counselling practice specialized in sports nutrition and pre and post-natal health.

Eric Smith

Product Development Chef

Starting out as a young line cook in the GTA’s top restaurants, Eric has grown into being a leading culinary voice for some of Canada’s top foodservice companies. Prior to joining KitchenMate, his passion for product and recipe development has landed him roles as Corporate Executive Chef for Compass Group Canada and Sysco Central Ontario.