October 31, 2014

Business Profile

Fresh Diet is a 'promising company'

The North Miami company makes prestigious Forbes list

Zalmi Duchman
CEO Zalmi Duchman
Delivering healthy meals has become a $17-million business for Fresh Diet. The North Miami company, recently No. 14 on Forbes' "Most Promising Companies" list, delivers three healthy meals and two snacks a day to customers in major metro areas such as Miami, New York and Los Angeles, at an average price of $30 a day. Although CEO Zalmi Duchman founded the company in late 2005 to cater to dieters, today only about half of the company's customers are trying to lose weight, he says. The rest consider it a cost-effective, convenient way to eat healthy.

Backed by custom-developed technology and $2 million from private investors, Fresh Diet has grown to six kitchens covering about one-third of the U.S., plus Toronto. Duchman says the company reinvests its earnings. "If I decided that I do not want to grow anymore, I could be profitable," he says. "It's just that I continue to invest in technology. "


Tags: Miami-Dade, Healthcare

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Roberto Muñoz - Banking in Florida
Roberto Muñoz - Banking in Florida

Roberto Muñoz, president of the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), talks about FIBA, services the organization provides to the state's banks and issues facing banks today.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Does Halloween help or hurt your business? (and tell us why - comments welcome!)

  • Helps
  • No effect
  • Hurts
  • N/A retired or not working

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe