Kochi: Eclectic Eats, a Kozhikode-based startup, has launched DineUps, an app for ordering home- cooked food, in Kochi as part of its expansion plans. DineUps launched the full-fledged version in Kozhikode in April this year.
DineUps was launched with the vision of nurturing healthy eating habits while also empowering women entrepreneurship. It will provide women an easy to use platform to showcase their talent and set up a pathway to a successful career as a chef. DineUps will provide a platform for diners to order home cooked meals by connecting them with home-based chefs. The easy to use, location-based search will enable diners to pinpoint and order food options in their vicinity. The payments can be made electronically via the app, eliminating the need for cash transactions. Buyers can select home delivery or in-person pickup, and submit feedback about the experience through the app.
Addressing a media conference, Sajna Veettil, Founder and President, of the company, said, “We aim to nurture healthy eating habits as well as exposure to diverse cultures, through food. Although food establishments are plenty and provide numerous options to indulge in all kinds of cuisine, a home cooked alternative is often a more authentic and healthier rendition of the dish. We understand that the biggest hurdle to succeed as an entrepreneur isn’t absence of passion, but deficient infrastructure to exhibit one’s talent”.
The DineUps team is now setting its sights on Kochi since residents of this city have good familiarity with other food delivery apps and solutions. DineUps plans to tap into this trend with a healthier option using home cooked foods.
The DineUps app is available currently on the Google Play Store with an iOS version to be launched by the end of August 2019. DineUps is also launching an easy-to-use subscription based service where buyers can set up recurring deliveries for lunch or dinner