Friday, April 4, 2014

#FiveonFriday: Interview with Jared Koch, Founder, Clean Plates


Jared Koch is the founder and CEO of Clean Plates, a free daily email for well-informed eaters that discovers and recommends the best of better-for-you eating. His mission with Clean Plates is to make it easier and more enjoyable for you to eat healthy, sustainable food without sacrificing an ounce of pleasure. Whether you’re a conscientious carnivore, a vegetarian, or going gluten-free, Clean Plates is here to help you eat cleaner. Sign up here.   

1. What is your favorite quote?  

I love reading and getting inspired by different quotes so don't have one particular favorite. One I like very much is: "You can't discover new oceans without losing sight of the shore." For me, life is most exciting when I'm learning and growing and discovering new things. 

2. What are your top 5 favorite things in your life right now?  

My new wife (I just got married 6 months ago). She's watching over me right now so I had to say that.  My dog Kiki. She just turned 14 years old and is as cute and feisty as ever. I'm really loving growing Clean Plates.  It's challenging as any business is but it is so rewarding to do something hat helps others and to work with so many smart passionate people.  One of my favorite things to do is travel. I'm heading out to Northern California in a few days and I'm really looking forward to it.  There are some great Clean Plates type restaurants out there.

3. Who are your mentors?   

I have a lot of different mentors for different aspects of Clean Plates and for different areas of my life in general. I'm a big believer in getting advice from anyone who has already done and been successful at what you are trying to do. 

4. What is NEW + GOOD in your life? 

She is still watching, so I have to say my wife and new marriage.  In all seriousness, it's been great and we are both really enjoying it and each other. Related to Clean Plates, I'm very excited that we just launched a new design for our email newsletter which discovers and recommends the best of better-for-you eating. In addition to our national edition we are releasing an edition for NYC in April. The mission behind it is to make it easy and enjoyable for people to eat clean, delicious food in NYC.
   
5. What advice would you give to all your fans out there? 

When it comes to eating better, my advice is always to make small positive changes over time and that leads to big results. Shameless self-promotion, but I really encourage everyone to sign up for our free email. It's going to be a great resource to help you find the best of clean eating. 

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