Our Story

Eaten was founded by two lifelong friends Tim and Steve. It was created with the mission to help the world find the best food.

We've all been there - you're in a unfamiliar place or foreign city and you have a craving for a certain food. How do you find the best place to satisfy that craving?

For our founder Tim, this was a struggle he experienced far too often.

Whilst on a unplanned road trip to France, Tim ended up in Lille on a warm spring sunday and he craved ice-cream!

After searching for the best ice cream parlour nearby on restaurant rating apps, websites and blogs he gave up in frustration and decided to go to the closest place.

He was surprised, not only did they have raspberry sorbet (his favourite), it was the most amazing he had ever eaten.

On his way back home he starting thinking 'Why was it so hard to find a place that offers great Ice cream. If only there was an app that I could use to find the best raspberry sorbet wherever I am in the world - An app that is all about the food, not the service or the ambience'.

And from that thought, Eaten was born. Tim started building the app the very next day.

About the founders

Timothy Lui

With a family history in restauranteering Tim has always had a strong love affair with food.

He studied Computer Science at Imperial College London, then joined an egaming startup in 2007 which was then acquired by Playtech in 2012.

Dealing with data heavy, transactional backend systems he gained years of experience which inevitably helped him create Eaten.

Combining his passion for food with his passion for development, Eaten was a sure thing.

Tim loves pickle juice, french fries and of course, the infamous Raspberry Sorbet!

Steve Carta

Our other head innovator, Steve, (who has a reputation for asking whats for lunch before it’s even hit 10am) started his career in web development 11 years ago.

He also studied Computer Science at Imperial College London and has worked with top tier brands such as Vogue, Wired and DPReview.

After building an Android app that received over 1.2 million downloads he decided to turn his talents into developing Eaten.

Steve loves Burgers, anything covered in salted caramel, and watching Silicon Valley.

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