In 2013, Whisk started it’s mission to help people around the world discover, save and enjoy cooking great food by making recipes easy to find & add to a grocery shopping list.’s founder and CEO is Nick Holzherr, who first pitched the business idea to Lord Sugar on BBC One’s The Apprentice.

Nick made it to the final round of The Apprentice and then secured private investment to build In 2013, we launched our first product: a smart grocery shopping list tool that helps people around the world discover, save and enjoy recipes and food.

In early 2016, we rolled out a personalized recipe recommendation service. Using our Food Genome™ platform, Whisk examines flavour profile of dishes, nutritional value, relationships between ingredients, and how food is cooked.

This gives us the ability to make smart recipe suggestions based upon an individual’s palette, taking into consideration allergies and dietary preferences. is a globally distributed team with hubs in Birmingham, Edinburgh and Moscow.

Our Team

Nick Holzherr – CEO

2x tech entrepreneur. Launched Whisk after raising $2m. Public speaker. BBC Apprentice finalist.

Viktor Taranenko – CTO

Leading software engineer and tech leader. Specialist in Scala, AI and Machine Learning.  Foodie. Triathlons.

Stuart Renshaw – CCO EU

International Food, Drinks & Retail Brand Marketer turned Digital Marketing Lead for McCormick EMEA. Food, Fells & Family.

Larisa Sheckler – CCO US+AU

Led Allrecipes international expansion (#1 global recipe publisher). Business Operations + Business Development. Foodie. Traveller.

Whisk has built the largest marketplace connecting publishers and retailers.


We partner with some of the world’s largest recipe publishers and brands where Whisk is seen by more 50 million people on over 500,000 recipes every month. We connect these recipe publishers with the world’s leading grocery retailers.

Whisk is also integrated with Walmart, Tesco, Ocado, Waitrose, Asda, Peapod and Woolworths to provide seamless purchase options in the UK, US and Australia.

“Most advanced food app ever.”


“Makes shopping and recipe planning easier.”

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