Nantes: how about ordering food preparation baskets with local products?

Nantes: how about ordering food preparation baskets with local products?

Colin Chandaras and Mathieu Tablo are founders and partners of Foodorico startup.  Longtime friends, they have long wanted to create a joint company.
Colin Chandaras and Mathieu Tablo are founders and partners of Foodorico startup. Longtime friends, they have long wanted to create a joint company. (© Fuodoriko)

This week you have a choice between cooking haddock casserole and dill brothchicken fillet with tomato cream or fresh pasta with green vegetables and parmesan sauce.

Every Wednesday, six new recipes offered on the Foodorico website and app. This one offers cooking baskets for delivery. focused on 100% local.

“We wanted to satisfy a need. People are paying more and more attention to what they eat on their plate and the traceability of their products,” explains Matthew Table32 years old, co-founder and partner of a startup with Colin Chandaras.

“General Skills in the Food Industry”

These two longtime friends have always wanted to ride. society together. “We had common skills in the food industry,” he illustrates to justify them. Business model.

Both from a commercial background, they ended up in Nantes in 2019.

At first we wanted to deliver ready-made food, but there were not enough funds. And we’ve tested food crates like Quitoque’s (which also delivers, editor’s note). But the quality of the food was not the same.

Matthew TableCo-founder of Fudoriko

Hence the creation of Foodorico, launched at the end of 2021. She’s trying to stand out other similar startups in Nantessuch as Quitoque, Les Paniers bio des coteaux or Vite mon marché.

classic recipes

For this they offer french products most of which are Metropolis Nantes Where around. Recipes are classic and developed Leontina ChandarasColin’s sister and Escoffier’s young talentFrench Culinary and Service Championship.

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Leontine Chandaras, Colin's sister, works as a chef and develops recipes for Foodorico baskets.
Leontine Chandaras, Colin’s sister, works as a chef and develops recipes for Foodorico baskets. (© Fuodoriko)

So the young chef creates six new recipes every Wednesday. products from regional manufacturers, which he will slip into the basket. The latter may contain vegetables and fruits from Terre d’Avenir gardeners, producer group at Challans.

“They collect products directly at the auction”

Fish they come from Vives Eaux in Nantes. “They collect goods directly from the auction,” says Mathieu Tablo. Another group of manufacturers are asked meat from “From the ground to the plate”, at Pucelles in the Loire-Atlantique and at “L’Episieres de la Ferme” in Clisson.

Domestic bird it comes from Challans and mushrooms urban farm in downtown Nantes. Finally, crematorium comes from the Beillevaire cheese factory in Nantes. “Fresh produce comes from Nantes or within a 70 km radius,” he sums up.

On the other side, products, such as rice, come from a little far away, for example, from the south of France, Corsica or the Camargue. In addition, Foodorico also offers themed baskets such as brunch, Loire breakfast or even an aperitif.

Free delivery

So once a recipe or topic is chosen, you can order it online. at least two people (count €19 for two servings and €64 for eight servings).

We then place the order with the supplier and you will receive it at home in three business days.

Matthew TableCo-founder of Fudoriko

And regardless of the basket, delivery is free. “We are limited in logistics. Two of us deliver with our own vehicles,” Mathieu continues.

Two friends and associates too in contact with Naofud switch to more ethical bike delivery in wages of couriers and restaurateurs. “Once we have a budget, we will opt for an electric van, that would be ideal,” he predicts.

Repetition of the concept in Rennes

At the moment, the startup delivers in Nantes and within a radius of 20 km. Therefore it reaches La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, or even Bignon in the Loire-Atlantique, but does not reach Clisson.

But Foodorico does not intend to stop there. In addition, in order to increase the number of themed baskets and the number of recipes, the team also wants to replicate this concept in other cities such as reindeer“by meeting with local suppliers in the agglomeration”.

At the same time, they must find your financial balance. Because at the moment they make up 30 to 40 orders per week. They would like to reach the equivalent of 100 baskets for two people per week.

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