Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

UC student to launch business delivering meals to students

UC student to launch business delivering meals to students

January 29, 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) student will next month launch a business delivering meals to students.

Stefan Warnaar will provide ingredients and recipes once a week to make five meals, serving four adults at a time, through his website www.myfivemeals.co.nz.

His business concept has been supported and nurtured by UC Innovators, run by Dr Rachel Wright.

Warnaar says the Christchurch student food delivery service opens February 5 and deliveries will be made every Sunday. The food for individual meals will cost around $6.50.

"We deliver with cooler bins to keep the meat refrigerated. Our food will be approved by health and safety regulations and delivery is free for all orders.

"We will make a profit working on low margins and selling five meals at once. Food is a low margin business and so volume is key.

"There is a similar service in parts of the North Island although ours is aimed at regular families and students who want to eat well and stay on budget.

"As a student I found cooking dinner a chore, but I love eating good food. Our service means students don’t have to spend time menu planning, shopping or budgeting every week.

"We will be helping out during university O-Week starting February 17 promoting My Five Meals.

"By allowing students to choose five meals from a selection of ten makes it simple to plan for the week. We will use higher quality cuts of meat.

"All orders between February 5 and March 9 will receive a free copy of the new UC Students’ Association cookbook Your on Dishes. A few of the meals in the cookbook will be available as options on My Five Meals.

"Our goal is to make it simple to enjoy delicious and healthy meals and deliver the best New Zealand meat and produce to students.

"My Five Meals aims to be a replacement for the supermarkets, not an exclusive premium option. We believe our costs are similar or better than the supermarkets. Our food comes from a range of established food wholesalers in Christchurch."

UC Innovators manager Dr Rachel Wright says it was exciting to see students grow, create, develop and realise their business dreams and ideas.

"It is great to see how Stefan has identified a need among his fellow students and has worked out a fantastic solution that has the potential to transform a large number of flats," Dr Wright says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Wellington Rugby Zeroes: Sevens To Move To Hamilton

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester: “The Sevens has been a big part of recent Wellington history but it was time for the event to move on… Wellingtonians have been voting with their feet in the last few years and we’ve seen the result in dwindling crowd numbers and lower ticket sales.” More>>

ALSO:

Matafeo & Dravid: The Billy T And Fred Award Winners For 2017

At the final show of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co. the Festival came to a close after 115 shows in Auckland and 68 shows in Wellington. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: What’s Fair? Tax and Fairness

This is an excellent and timely book, since apart from general statements about increasing or mostly reducing tax, there has been very little comment or debate as to whether we should pay tax at all and how much tax should each of us pay. More>>

Ockham Awards: Globally Lauded Novelist Wins NZ’s Biggest Fiction Prize

Internationally renowned Ngāruawāhia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland