The Hummus Eating Guide
Step 1: Rip
Step 2: Scoop
Step 3: Eat
A technologist with 4 successful start-ups under his belt, Oren Dobronsky was drawn to the Silicon Valley, the epicenter of today’s technological innovations. Life was good in the valley, but one thing was missing: A big plate of creamy Hummus – with fresh pita & mediterranean salads – just like back home in Tel Aviv.
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 in Palo Alto into a Bay Area favorite – complete with catering company, a packaged food line and of course, more restaurants.
Oren serves as the Executive Officer of Owner Listens Inc., as well as being Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Wondermall, Inc. Oren also served as the CEO of Israel Board Ltd. and co-founded Hotbar.com, Inc., where he served as its Chief Executive Officer in October 1999. He was also the founder of SmartShopper.com and served as its CEO. Mr. Dobronsky co-founded Infolinks, Inc., in May 2007 and still serves as its Chairman.
Mr. Dobronsky is an expert in complex computer programming. He is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and 17-year internet industry veteran with a proven track record for founding and leading companies to success. Oren is a graduate of the Israeli Defense Force’s prestigious school, “Mamram.”
Mistie has spent most of her professional life in the hospitality industry. Among her numerous roles as a general manager, bar manager, and regional manager, she was the Director of Operations for PFS Restaurants (1993-2001) when she founded EyeSpy Critiquing & Consulting – a restaurant specific mystery shopping and consulting company.
Since its inception, EyeSpy has worked with hundreds of restaurants and hotels nationwide providing feedback via mystery shopping. Mistie has consulted in various capacities to enhance operations and coach management teams. Mistie partnered with Oren & Nancy in 2012 for the development and growth of Oren’s Hummus. She not only oversees the company’s operations as President but continues to act as the President of EyeSpy.
Mistie is a member of numerous local merchant groups, business associations, and charitable organization. She is also certified through Accomplishment Coaching as a business and life coach while holding degrees in both child development and psychology.
Executive Chef, Owner
David grew up on a kitchen counter and has been cooking for as long as he can remember. He was the corporate chef for Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza (2001-2005), the executive chef at Scala’s Bistro (2006-2007), as well as Kansas City Prime in Philadelphia (1996-1999).
Named one of the Bay Area’s Top 100 Chefs in 2007, David has been awarded 2 ½ stars from the San Francisco Chronicle and the 3 stars from the San Jose Mercury News. In 2012, after teaching culinary for 4 years, David joined his wife, Mistie’s, company, EyeSpy, as a full time Back of House & Chef Consultant. He joined Oren’s as Executive Chef in 2013.
David holds a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu London & a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in City & Regional Planning. He is a Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation.
David grew up on the kitchen countertop and has been cooking for as long as he can remember. He was the corporate chef for Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza (2001-2005), the executive chef at Scala’s Bistro (2006-2007), as well as Kansas City Prime in Philadelphia (1996 – 1999).
Named one of the Bay Areas Top 100 Chefs 2007, David has been awarded 2 ½ stars from the San Francisco Chronicle and the 3 stars from the San Jose Mercury News. In 2012, after teaching culinary for four year, David joined his wife, Mistie’s, company, EyeSpy, as a full time Back of House & Chef Consultant. He joined Oren’s as Executive Chef in 2013.
David holds a culinary degree from Le Cordon Blue London & a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in City & Regional Planning. He is a Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation.
Executive Chef, Owner
Nancy has always had a passion for hospitality. As a NYC resident she co-founded Gourmet Corner in 2003 and was the Director of Finance for Good Burger in NYC from 2005 until her move to California in 2007. She has worked closely with numerous interior designers and maintains a deep admiration for restaurant design.
Nancy is a licensed real estate broker and holds a degree in Computer Programming.