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Who We Are

Founded in 2010, The Chubby Chickpea aims to be at the cutting edge of Middle Eastern Cuisine, fusing traditional favorites and authentic recipes with fresh local ingredients and contemporary styles.  As a Mobile Food Truck and full service catering company, The Chubby Chickpea is committed to making your meal or event top notch.  With our customers in mind, we promise to deliver the very best in ethnic comfort food.

About Our Team
Avi Shemtov, Executive Chef/Founder/Owner

Avi Shemtov is an acclaimed Chef known for his creative takes on Israeli comfort and street food. He owns and operated The Chubby Chickpea, along with Simcha (Sharon, MA), Hummus v'Hummus (Chestnut Hill, MA), The Freerider (Killington, VT), and others.

Matt Cohen, Chief Operation Officer

After graduating with a degree in finance, Matt worked in loss prevention for Dunkin Brands Corporate Offices. In addition to other franchise and small business accounts, Matt oversees back end operations at the Chickpea. 


Chris Riegel, Director of Operations 

Chris oversees daily operations and "boots on the ground" for both our brick and mortars and our food trucks.  If Chris is not busy in the kitchen prepping, you'll find him on the road overseeing various events. 

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