Jared Cannon developed his concept for Simply Good Jars after an award-winning 18 year career as a chef in the food service industry working for celebrated restaurants and growing fast-casual eateries; all the while realizing how there still is an incredible need for faster, healthier food options.
Upon graduation from New York City’s reputable Culinary Institute of America, Jared transitioned to Florida International University in Miami to continue his journey in hospitality management and finished his education at Temple University’s top-rated Fox School of Business with a Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It was at Fox that Jared’s vision for expanding people’s access to healthy food options evolved.
Notably, Jared has spearheaded culinary teams at Tria, Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, Ritz Carlton Hotels, FS Food Group, honeygrow, and Di Bruno Bros. He has cooked at New York’s legendary James Beard House and has studied cuisine extensively throughout Italy, Mexico, and across the United States.
Jared founded Simply Good Jars in the fall of 2017 with the intent to help improve lives and communities through responsible, respectful food choices for everyone. Jared is starting in Philly—the birthplace of America, and our hometown. But get ready. Simply Good Jars are just too good and too important to stay in one place for too long.
Simply Good Jars is a B-Corp company that delivers healthy meals in reusable + returnable packaging through use of smart refrigerated kiosks placed in offices, transit centers, universities and health-systems. Driven by purpose to change that way people think about consumption, SGJ introduces sustainable business practices into their everyday operations with a zero-waste goal. For every jar returned back to the company for reuse, they will help feed someone in need and ensure that no packaging materials end up in landfills.