Foodpanda Hong Kong has soft-launched its catering service for individual customers, making it easy and convenient to order a lot of food for one occasion.
The new service aims to reduce ordering time by offering a large variety of menus from restaurants and catering-specific companies through a single portal. It can currently only be accessed on foodpanda Hong Kong’s website, but is open to users across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. A number of products are available to customers, including fun party sets, canapés, buffets and sweets and treats.
At launch, foodpanda Hong Kong is collaborating with 80 catering outlets consisting of existing and unique restaurant vendors, as well as popular professional caterer providers. The current starting lineup includes restaurants such as Classified, Chickpea, Duck & Waffle, HABITŪ, Lee Ho Sing, Jollibee, The Drunken Pot, and Le Pain Quotidien, to name a few.
Meanwhile, catering companies joining the new service include Catering by Vivian, Food Foundry, La Fête des Rois Catering and Relax Dim Sum.
“It’s been extremely meaningful to be able to expand our catering service which has previously been only available for corporate clients through our corporate vertical - foodpanda for business, to the wider Hong Kong public," said Melissa Tsang, foodpanda Hong Kong's head of corporate development.
The brand's catering services have been operating for five years, serving mainly corporate clients. After the soft launch period, foodpanda Hong Kong will be exploring different ways to integrate more sustainable practices into their catering services, and will also be building a dedicated catering team to focus on bringing on more restaurant partners and caterers across all cuisine types for customers to enjoy.
“We focus on supporting local restaurants and businesses where we can during these unprecedented and challenging times, and we hope that sending them larger orders will help to make up some of the losses incurred from their fall in revenue last year," Tsang added.