A London tech company that serves up posh lunches to staff at Silicon Valley’s biggest firms is set to expand in the UK.
City Pantry uses its website to work with restaurants to deliver over 20,000 meals a week to 500 firms.
Founder Stuart Sunderland is now looking northwards, to cities such as Manchester, after raising £4million from investors.
It has found success as companies organise staff lunches, where workers from different parts of the business rub shoulders – and swap ideas.
Sunderland, 34, said: ‘People spend most of their lives at their workplace but they probably don’t know most of the people on their floor.
‘Food can’t solve everything but it can help people in your company to meet each other and form those relationships much more easily.
We have found that once companies start doing it, it becomes a regular thing.’
Clients already include Amazon, Google, Spotify and Unilever, with cuisines including tacos, Hawaiian poke fish salads, quinoa salads, sourdough pizzas and ‘designer donuts’.