The food delivery sector is a $2 Bn market growing at 30-40% annually. The opportunities in this segment are immense. With the aid of professional chefs and fast delivery options, there has been launch of a number of Fast Food Chains. However, there still remains a gap as there isn’t a professional, customer-driven service that would really excite people to buy food everyday from them. People are actually compromising on the quality of food at work as they don’t have access to homely food or decent enough canteen.
Understanding this gap, Aman Gupta along with Prateek Soni had launched Foodport sometime back.
Before starting FoodPort, Prateek was working in Delhi in the hospitality industry with his father while Aman was working in Pune with Citi Group. One day during lunch break, they were discussing what was there for lunch. While Aman had to fill his belly with a boring thali from the office canteen, Prateek had access to a lavish gourmet meal. This made the two realized that there is gap between people who’re looking for a healthy, nutritious meal and a service which provides just that. This was the genesis of their idea of a food-tech startup.
After discovering the problem area, Aman and Prateek co-founded FoodPort, a startup which aims to change the way ‘people eat at work’.
How It Works
FoodPort works on a simple principle of getting gourmet meals delivered at an ultra-fast speed to the customer. The website offers four time-slots (between 12 PM – 4 PM) for food delivery. Each order can be placed 45 minutes before the time-slot closes. Next, the food gets delivered in a pre-fixed time slot with state-of-the-art packaging. The company has ensured that customers can choose their desired time, when they want to get food delivered. The packaging is 100% recyclable and the trays inside are microwaveable.