NEW YORK — Healthy food delivery service Kettlebell Kitchen has closed on a $26.7 million Series B growth equity round of financing led by North Castle Partners, a Greenwich-based private equity firm focused on consumer businesses that promote healthy, active and sustainable living.
Kettlebell Kitchen is a nationwide provider of healthy prepared meals and custom meal plans designed to assist consumers in achieving their fitness, nutrition, sports performance and weight loss goals.
Launched in 2013 by Joe Lopez-Gallego, Greg Grossman and Andy Lopez-Gallego, Kettlebell Kitchen produces and distributes freshly prepared meals, primarily through a vast network of gym partners, providing consumers with a convenient pickup location, as well as through direct- to-door delivery, nationwide.
“We are proud to partner with Joe, Greg, Andy, and the entire Kettlebell Kitchen team,” said North Castle Managing Director Jon Canarick. “Kettlebell Kitchen is one of the most attractive and innovative businesses we have seen in the meal delivery industry. The company’s high quality and nutrient-dense meals, brand positioning, unique distribution model, and goal driven, solution-based approach, differentiates its prospects in a crowded category.”
Kettlebell Kitchen uses customer demographic, activity, and dietary preference information to calculate and recommend meal plans specific to consumers’ goals.
“Providing consumers with better-for-you nutrition options is vital to North Castle’s mission to build industry leading companies in the healthy, active, and sustainable living markets. The foundation of the North Castle approach is to partner with exceptional management teams, and we are thrilled to welcome Joe Lopez-Gallego, Greg Grossman, and the entire Kettlebell Kitchen team to the North Castle family,” said North Castle Managing Partner Chip Baird.
The company launched nationwide delivery in 2017, and within the past several years, Kettlebell Kitchen has quickly grown throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions. Kettlebell has since opened a state-of-the-art facility in Los Angeles, CA, to continue to pave the way for growth.
“We are very excited to begin our partnership with North Castle,” said Kettlebell Kitchen CEO and Co-Founder Joe Lopez-Gallego. “We believe that North Castle’s focus on outsized performance, while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and partnership, is what makes them the ideal partner for us, and we are thrilled to have Chip, Jon, and the rest of the team involved in our company.”
Kettlebell Kitchen provides meals curated by a team of chefs, dietitians and nutritionists that are designed to fit within the guidelines of numerous diet regimens including paleo, vegetarian, low- carb, protein-forward, ketogenic, Whole30, and more, while being free of gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, GMOs, artificial ingredients and sweeteners, and processed oils.