Peter Merrill


Chomp Foods LLC

September 2018 - Present

Verona, WI

A food ingredient search engine that helps people learn if certain foods are suitable for their diet. Chomp's proprietary algorithm accurately detects ingredients in foods that aren't considered compatible with a specific diet (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free). Chomp's database contains over 17,000,000 individual data points on over 545,000 food items from all around the world. Chomp also provides access to raw data through an API and through corporate data licensing agreements. Chomp was built using a MySQL database, Redis (as an intermediary layer between the database and the front end), Cron Jobs (for automated data retrieval and updates), PHP 7, Symfony, JS, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, and Git. The repository for this project is hosted on GitHub. I use a kanban board to keep track of features and bugs.


PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, Git


Redis, Symfony


Atom, GitHub Desktop

© 2019 — Peter Merrill
Built using Gatsby on React. Tested using Cypress. Verisioning on GitHub. Deployed to Firebase.