Hungry For Talks
In a post lockdown context, many companies have adopted a hybrid “work from home/work from office” approach which generates confusion on who is at the office when. While employees have a craving need to reconnect with their colleagues and get to know the newbies, they have a hard time organizing informal meetings around, a coffee or lunch.
Food & beverage have always been social catalyzers. What is best to get to know someone outside a formal meeting than sharing a delicious meal or a coffee?
More and more, we love sharing a meal but not any meal. Eating healthy and sustainable is becoming a priority for employees and well-being a CSR focus for corporations.
With that in mind, we asked ourselves how to make it easy, healthy, and sustainable for employees to reconnect around food & beverage at work?
Approach developed during the ideation phase
Hungry for Talks unites a food supplier (ZENTIS) with a fresh sustainable food restaurant (FOOD MAKER), a startup providing self-service fridges (MEALTY) and a startup providing self-service frozen soup and smoothies.
By bringing this consortium together, Food for Talks capitalizes on the expertise and knowledge of each of those parties to test whether employees’ well-being at work increases when they are offered a solution to reconnect, effortlessly, around healthy and sustainable food.
Objectives tested during the PoC phase
1. Making effortless to schedule informal meetings at the office
Employees see in a fraction of a second who is at the office, available just when they are and interested to connect for an informal food & beverage moment between colleagues.
2. Making it affordable to offer healthy & sustainable food corner
Setting up a healthy and sustainable food corner is competitive to their current food offering to employees considering the required cost.
3. Validating employees’ gratefulness to reconnect effortlessly around food
Co-Founder & CEO of Mealty