NEW YORK and GREENWICH, Conn. – Kettlebell Kitchen, a meal prep and delivery service aimed at helping consumers reach their fitness goals, closed a $26.7 million series B funding round led by North Castle Partners, a private equity firm.
Kettlebell Kitchen specializes in meals developed by nutritionists and dietitians and prepared by chefs. The meals are designed to conform to standards of various dietary regimens such as paleo, vegetarian, low- carb, protein-forward, ketogenic, Whole30, and more. Additionally, the meals are gluten-free, and free of wheat, dairy, soy, GMOs, artificial ingredients and sweeteners and processed oils, according to the company. Kettlebell delivers meals to consumers’ homes or to gyms that are part of the company’s partner network.
“Kettlebell Kitchen is one of the most attractive and innovative businesses we have seen in the meal delivery industry,” said Jon Canarick, North Castle managing director. “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.”
Joe Lopez-Gallego, Greg Grossman and Andy Lopez-Gallego started Kettlebell Kitchen in 2013. Since then, the company launched nationwide delivery in 2017 and later opened a production facility in Los Angeles.
“We look forward to leveraging the firm's knowledge, experience and strong network of nutrition and fitness industry experts on our mission to functionally enhance our customers’ lives through high-quality, goal-focused meal plans and nutrition,” Grossman said. “We believe North Castle’s vast network across the weight loss, nutrition and fitness industries will be an invaluable resource as we continue our rapid growth trajectory. It has been a pleasure working with the North Castle team thus far, and we are excited for an incredible partnership.”