Home Chef to Move HQ to Redeveloped Old Post Office
On April 23, 2019 meal kit company Home Chef announced plans to move its headquarters into a redeveloped Old Post Office this summer as it prepares to accommodate team growth. Home Chef merged with The Kroger Coin 2018 and will use the new space to accelerate growth and innovation, develop new products and expand the availability of current meal solutions.
“The growth we are seeing in both our e-commerce and retail channels has led to expansion in all areas of the business,” said Patrick Sullivan, CFO of Home Chef. “It’s important to us to have a space where we can continue to attract and retain top talent, while always remaining focused on our core commitment to our customers. We aim to deliver the best possible experience to anyone who wants an easy, convenient and delicious answer to the dinner time dilemma,” Sullivan said.
The company has more than 750 employees in the Chicago area at its corporate offices in the historic Wrigley Building, satellite offices for the culinary and customer service teams and at a state-of-the-art distribution center in the Chicago suburb of Bedford Park, IL. Additional Home Chef employees are based at the company’s distribution centers in San Bernardino, CA and Atlanta, GA, which both opened in 2016. Home Chef will move all of its corporate teams to the Old Post Office, including marketing, technology, product, culinary, finance/HR, operations and customer service employees.
“We’re looking forward to bringing our whole corporate team back under one roof,” said Sullivan. “As we are growing, we are identifying more opportunities to work cross functionally and believe that the Old Post Office, steeped in Chicago history, is the right space for us to do that,” he said.
“Chicago has become a real hub for technology and marketing with the arrival of some of the world’s most innovative companies over the past few years,” said Pat Vihtelic, founder and CEO of Home Chef. “It’s also an incredible food city, full of inspiration and talent at every level and across every function,” Vihtelic said. “We are proud of our own history in Chicago and with an ambitious growth and expansion plan this year, we look forward to continued success at our new headquarters,” he added.