David McInerney is a co-founder of FreshDirect.com, the leading online grocer in the U.S. In strategically setting the direction for food at FreshDirect, David helps educate and provide higher quality fresh food to millions in New York and Philadelphia. Every year, he spends the majority of his time visiting and building relationships with local and global farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, giving him a rare view across the entire sustainable food spectrum.
David started his food career while studying and working in Burgundy under renowned chef Bernard Loiseau at his Michelin 3-Star restaurant La Cote d’Or and later under legendary New York Chef David Bouley. Since then, he has been on a “tastes-great” crusade for the past twenty years, inspiring and educating others at TEDx Manhattan “Changing The Way We Eat," and many other influential events. He has dedicated his life to changing the way consumers eat, and how the industry sources fresh, healthy, sustainable foods.