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Last night I had a dream about what to do with left over food at Simchas. Do you think it can work?

About the author, Nachum

Nachum Kligman is the co-founder and CEO of Book Like A Boss software. Nachum is a visionary entrepreneur, brand builder, marketer and business consultant through his company, Ideago LLC.

He has founded or co-founded more than twenty companies and entrepreneurial projects such as Viewbix, ZipUp Inc, NextDor Inc., and others.

He is the only man in history to own a Pizza Store on Rechov Meah Shearim, and he was a two-time Color War winning General at Raninu Day Camp back in the 90’s.

He has consulted hundreds of business owners and non-profit organizations and is also an author, speaker and an amateur photographer. He holds three technology patents for his vision and ideas that resulted in Viewbix Inc. He also has a very successful weekly podcast, “The Frum Entrepreneur,” which is consistently one of the top Jewish podcasts on iTunes.

His biggest aspiration in life is to be a ben Torah and to help his fellow Jews succeed in the business world. He lives with his wife and children in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel.

32 Comments

  1. Mary Ellen Rubinacci on 03/29/2017 at 2:48 PM

    it should been free or give it to the homeless—why sell it?

    • Yanky Lock on 03/30/2017 at 6:52 AM

      But if it is anyway going to be thrown out.

    • Nachum Kligman on 03/30/2017 at 3:18 PM

      Not everyone does that and making a Simcha can be expensive and this could help cut costs and people that went out to join in the Simcha can bring home takeout.

  2. Yudi Goldberg on 03/29/2017 at 2:49 PM

    Yumm

  3. Yankee Teitelbaum on 03/29/2017 at 2:49 PM

    it is a great idea because a lot of people do need food after a wedding, and not always is there available or a caterer who wants to bother with it, but if he makes money ….

  4. Daniel Rubin on 03/29/2017 at 2:49 PM

    Not crazy, but you need to see what the caterers usually do with the leftovers…

  5. Igal 'Hakim on 03/29/2017 at 2:50 PM

    Amazing idea

  6. Mary Ellen Rubinacci on 03/29/2017 at 2:51 PM

    thanks, Yankee Teitelbaum—better than selling it!

  7. Yankee Teitelbaum on 03/29/2017 at 2:53 PM

    Mary Ellen, so if you are a guest who has traveled to a wedding and are going back to the hotel afterwards. sometimes the simcha will provide food, most times not, you might have to go to the kitchen and try to get a waiter to give you the left over. but if there is a system in place, it might work. also perhaps people will not want to make the meal the next day, say it’s a thursday night wedding and you can get your shabbos dips and soup etc…

  8. Nachum Kligman on 03/29/2017 at 2:55 PM

    I think this can also work for Fundraising dinners, another way for the organizations to make some extra money.

  9. David Corman on 03/29/2017 at 3:09 PM

    Great idea. I’d buy the food!

  10. Yanky Lock on 03/29/2017 at 3:53 PM

    Good idea

  11. Howard Kligman on 03/29/2017 at 6:42 PM

    Doesn’t the Bride and Groom usually take home the leftovers?

  12. Aviva Stareshefsky Zacks on 03/29/2017 at 6:57 PM

    We gave away our leftovers to the needy through לקט ישראל Leket Israel after all three of our Smachot

  13. Matt Solomon on 03/29/2017 at 8:23 PM

    Last night I had a dream that I ate all the leftover food in the world.I awoke and my pillow was gone

    • Yanky Lock on 03/30/2017 at 6:50 AM

      Very funny

    • Sharon Katz on 03/30/2017 at 2:11 PM

      That’s not a bad idea Nachum. As Aviva said, Leket comes to your simcha hall, and picks up all the leftover food, and distributes it to the needy, which is amazing.

  14. Jacob Stern on 03/30/2017 at 1:00 PM

    Idk about what happens in Israel but in NY many if not most caterers give the food away to the needy. Plus i doubt the caterer would want to sit there and package the food into individual containers for people. Also i would ask a Bal Simcha how he would feel about food being sold at his child’s wedding as opposed to just giving it away. Nachum Kligman let me know what you think.

    • Nachum Kligman on 03/30/2017 at 2:38 PM

      That’s exactly it. It is doing things differently that has not been done, but could create a win/win. #thinkdifferently

    • Jacob Stern on 03/30/2017 at 2:40 PM

      #winwin

  15. Diane Pechman Steinberg on 03/30/2017 at 11:29 PM

    Hey Nachum! We are coming to Israel this summer in August!!! My step-son is getting married!!! Sent you a pm, via messenger

  16. Debby Duitch on 03/31/2017 at 12:38 PM

    You should be calling Leket Israel they do meal recovery!

  17. Loren Spigelman on 04/01/2017 at 8:48 PM

    Nothing in it for the caterer. Why would they want to?

    • Nachum Kligman on 04/01/2017 at 8:51 PM

      To bring on new clients buy offering a way to please their guests and to save money

  18. Loren Spigelman on 04/01/2017 at 8:50 PM

    Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Alimghty we are free at last!

  19. Ephrayim Naiman on 04/01/2017 at 8:54 PM

    IMHO, most caterers will not deal with it due to liability issues if the food goes bad – as it’s been out for many, many hours.

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