Our team

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.

Whisk.com’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 Whisk.com. 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.

Whisk.com is a globally distributed team with hubs in Birmingham, Edinburgh and Moscow.


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 Brands & Marketing

International Food, Drinks & Retail Brand Marketer & Head of Digital for McCormick EMEA. Long time Whisk fan. Foodie, family & fell walking.

Larisa Sheckler – CCO Partnerships & Operations

Led Allrecipes global expansion (#1 global recipe publisher). Business Operations + 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.