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Eat Well. Feel Good.

At Placemat, we believe in the power of a shared meal — with nutritious, wholesome food and the company of friends and family gathered around. We are dedicated to providing unforgettable shared meals to you and your guests with calm professionalism, great service and delicious food. We are committed to the highest standards — in the food we prepare, the hospitality we provide, and the talents of every member of our Placemat Team. We are striving to nourish and improve communities big and small, recognizing that good food enhances well-being, reduces health risks and improves sustainability for all.

Our Story

Nursing School

In 2017, Placemat founder Ryan Reisdorf was studying nursing and metabolic disease at Nashville’s Belmont University. With firsthand experience that resulted from his type 1 diabetes diagnosis at the age of 9, Ryan passionately believed connecting healthy food with genuine hospitality was a solution to better and more sustainable community health outcomes. Inspired by that belief — and in-between class time, studies and clinical work — he created Placemat to deliver memorable dining experiences on a foundation of healthy, delicious recipes, made from scratch in the comfort of guests’ own kitchens. Today, Placemat has created memorable dinner gatherings for guests in over 100 U.S. cities (and garnered Reservation inquiries from 44 states). Currently, we're fully operational in Nashville, TN — and are continuing to grow here in Nashville and expand to other cities — but always with our full-service, hospitality-first commitments front and center.

Prevent the problem. Change the process. Disrupt the norm.

As Ryan progressed through his nursing studies at Belmont University, Ryan couldn't shake the lingering question: why was more emphasis not placed on preventative measures, rather than treatment? Despite the lack of urgency or interest from some of his professors and peers, he remained persistent in this curiosity, driven by the idea of preventing disease and chronic illness through meals. This fascination led him to create Placemat, a brand dedicated to connecting genuine hospitality and on-demand food experiences for overall well-being.

Feel-good food for all

Placemat is dedicated to providing healthy, feel-good meals to all members of society. From A-list celebrities and professional athletes, to everyday neighbors, at-risk students, hospital patients, and people experiencing homelessness, we believe that everyone deserves nutritional equity. That's why we push for higher standards in everything we do. We're on a mission to nourish and improve communities health and overall sustainability through food.

Placemat's Promise

At Placemat, we are committed to advancing community health sustainability through exceptional food experiences. We will create jobs that fulfill a greater purpose of equity for our team and beyond. We are dedicated to fostering above fair compensation and promoting a healthy work-life balance for our team members and other companies alike. We view our future with a sense of purpose, determined to pave the way in healthcare and hospitality together. We will raise awareness of the link between our health, well-being and the foods we eat.