Who the Folk?! Josh Mann

Welcome to “Who the Folk?!” Every week on Monday we feature a new member of the community as our “Person of the Week.” Last week we got to know Jon Applebaum. This week meet Josh Mann! Know someone we should feature? Nominate them by sending an email to [email protected].

TC Jewfolk: Are you from the Twin Cities? 

Josh: I was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Hopkins High School. I lived in Israel for some time as a child and went to college in Michigan.

TCJ: You started Dining Delivered. What is it and how’d you come up with it?

Josh: ​Dining Delivered is a corporate restaurant delivery service I started in 2009. We also offer full service corporate catering through our subsidiary, Prime Catering.

TCJ: Have you always had that entrepreneurial spirit?

Josh: ​I have always been an entrepreneurial person and I love talking business.

TCJ: Are you involved in any other TC organizations?

Josh: I am involved in lots of Jewish organizations in Minneapolis: Beth El Synagogue, Sholom Foundation, J-Pride GLBT group, Oak Ridge, Young Leadership at the Federation.

TCJ: We’re taking an informal survey. Which of the many Jewish summer camps gets you all ferklempt?

Josh: As a child, I attended both Ramah and Herzl. If I had kids, I’d send them to Herzl.

TCJ: What’s your favorite Jewish holiday?

Josh: I like the Jewish High Holidays because everyone comes home to be with family in Minneapolis.

TCJ: Have you been to Israel? What’s your favorite memory?

Josh: When I was in elementary school, my family lived in Israel and I attended public school near Tel Aviv. Nearly twenty years later, I’m still friends with some of my classmates!

TCJ: Winter is over! What’s your biggest spring fashion statement?

Josh: Five Finger Vibram Shoes. They’re so ugly but so much fun to walk around in!

TCJ: What’s your favorite thing to do in the Cities?

Josh: Being in the food business, I like to try new restaurants. My top favorites are Bar la Grassa, Lone Spur Grille and… Wendy’s!

TCJ: Give us one more reason you’re folking awesome!

Josh: I have over 300 relatives in Minneapolis!

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