a16z Podcast: The Data Science of Food and Taste – with Ooshma Garg

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The best cooks know cooking a meal is all about having a plan (and a back-up plan if things so south); get that out of the way, and then you can enjoy your family and friends — the most important part.

But now trying doing it for thousands. How can one company be the de facto sous chef for so many? Turns out there’s a lot of data science behind it, in everything from procurement to forecasts to logistics: what to cook, what people will like, what ingredients are required, what to produce at scale. In this segment of the a16z Podcast, Gobble’s Oosha Garg argues that every modern food company is really a (or should be) a tech company. Is there a science to taste? MORE