DropChef set on further expansion with new corporate wellness offering
€2 million investment announced in DropChef by VentureWave Capital’s Impact Ireland Fund late last year
23 November 2021
Ireland’s largest and fastest growing home recipe kit company, DropChef, is currently embarking on a further expansion of the business with a new corporate wellness offering, following a period of sustained growth by the company’s direct to consumer service.
Founded in 2015, DropChef is an Irish food-tech business that delivers tailored healthy meal kits with measured, locally sourced ingredients to homes throughout Ireland.
As part of the expansion, Gary Scott has been appointed as the new head of corporate wellness. Joining the company to lead the new service, Scott brings a wealth of experience in the area following his previous roles in physical therapy and workplace ergonomics. Working closely with DropChef’s new full-time dietician, he assists new clients in fostering a healthier and high-performance workplace.
“Over the last year we have worked with some of Ireland’s leading employers in directly identifying how they can do more to retain and reward their talent,” said Ryan Scott, CEO of DropChef. “From these conversations, we got a better sense of the challenges involved with remote and hybrid working arrangements. In response, we have created a suite of employee wellness solutions to meet their needs.”
DropChef’s corporate offering includes regular subsidised healthy meals, live online cookery demonstrations and team building events. In the lead up to the Christmas period, employers can also avail of Irish artisan Christmas hampers, out of the box virtual team events and Christmas dinner kits for their employees.
Gary Scott, head of corporate wellness at DropChef said the new service could provide an alternative reward to the traditional workplace Christmas party.
“The past eighteen months has been extremely disruptive and stressful for employees,” he said, “and as we face into a winter of uncertainty with regard to Christmas parties for businesses this year, employers are now looking for alternatives to ensure that staff feel valued and engaged, even if they can’t come together in person. Our new suite will provide more options and enable companies to move away from the standard gift of alcohol or fast-food vouchers.”
In late 2020, a €2 million investment was announced in DropChef by VentureWave Capital’s Impact Ireland Fund. The investment is driving the expansion of this disruptive food-tech platform, driving scale, innovation and new market entry. DropChef currently works with a variety of clients and teams including Google, Accenture and Blueface.