Oren Dobronsky, a technologist with 4 successful start-ups under his belt was drawn to the Silicon Valley, the epicenter of today’s technology innovations. Life in the valley was good, but one thing was missing: a big plate of creamy Hummus like back home in Tel Aviv, with fresh Pita & Mediterranean salads. A true entrepreneur, Oren decided to take matters into his own hands. With the help of his wife Nancy, an experienced restaurateur, the couple opened Oren’s Hummus, an authentic Israeli restaurant.

With the success of the first location Oren and Nancy decided that the lively casual concept should be expanded. They formed a partnership with longtime restaurant consultant Mistie Cohen and her husband and chef, David. Together the two couples have grown the little shop on University Avenue into a Bay Area favorite with a complete catering company, a packaged food line and of course more restaurants.