Tovala began with a singular mission: to make it easier to eat better.
When our co-founder David was in grad school, he found it way too difficult to eat well. He didn’t have time to cook for himself, and there weren’t any quick or healthy options for him to choose from. That’s when he came up with the idea for Tovala.
Since we started out, we’ve talked to people across the country who are also looking for a way to successfully balance convenience, health, and taste. Our goal is to provide them that balance so they don’t ever have to compromise again.
We’re not here to replace home cooking. We’re here to rethink it.
Deborah is our Visual Designer. She studied Visual Communication Design at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the founder of the school’s first ever UI/UX student organization. Before joining Tovala, she widened her design and marketing skills at Wix.com. Her favorite ingredient is coffee.
Maggie is our Marketing Associate. She’s a recent graduate of University of Illinois, where she earned a BA in English and Economics. As a proud Illini, she worked as an editor at The Daily Illini and created all sorts of digital and print content for the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Her favorite ingredient is green onion.
Katie is one of our Customer Success Specialists. She earned her Associate’s from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is heading back to school to earn her degree in Business and Marketing. She comes to us from the hospitality field, so great customer service is a passion of hers. Her favorite ingredient is edamame.
Jacqueline is one of our Customer Success Specialists. She earned her BA from Indiana University, where she studied International Studies, with a focus on Chinese. She also spends time doing guest engagement and education at the Adler Planetarium. Her favorite ingredients are carrots.