Pat Vihtelic is the Founder and CEO of Home Chef, a fast growing meal kit brand that makes home cooking simple and approachable by providing weekly deliveries of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and familiar, easy-to-follow recipes. Pat founded Home Chef in 2013 out of a passion for cooking and frustration with grocery shopping. He has grown the company's team to over 1,000 employees who enable the company to deliver nationwide.
Prior to Home Chef, Pat was a technology investment banker working with high growth Internet and software companies. Pat quit his finance career to learn to code, and built the technology behind Home Chef as the company's only engineer for the first six months of operations. Pat is passionate about leveraging technology and data to ensure Home Chef customers enjoy a delightful home cooking experience.
Pat is a graduate of Indiana University and when he is not busy with Home Chef, enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, cooking or being outdoors.