Rootastes: Reinventing Office Lunch

Rootastes is an online health-focused lunch catering service which offers a hyper-personalized lunch experience that satisfies every eater.

Mint Pattanan
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$1,271
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Project Description

 

Creating a Corporate Wellness Movement through Food

 

Office admins face real challenges in providing healthy, diverse lunch options to employees: lunch-time ordering is difficult and time-consuming, especially when taking into account employee preferences and dietary restrictions.

Poor lunchtime nutrition can increase obesity and healthcare costs while decreasing productivity.

Providing healthy lunchtime meals is a long-term investment in employee wellness that can increase a company’s performance, productivity and profitability.

 

Our Solution

 

We created Rootastes, an online health-focused lunch catering service which provides fresh and energizing lunch programs as a perk for the staffs of fast-growing and culture-centric companies in Greater Boston.

Rootastes is designed for companies run by people who believe that taking good care of their team is smart business and the right thing to do.

 

Why Us?

 

  • CONVENIENCE: "Set and forget" with recurring, pre-scheduled lunch delivered. We provide a seamless ordering experience. We’re creating a simplified way to order that can be done with a few clicks.
  • TASTES & VARIETY: We create meals that are nutrient-dense, locally-made and globally-inspired. Our dishes feature exciting and unique ingredients and flavors that increase employee health. With Rootastes, you're getting a hyper-personalized lunch experience that satisfies every eater.
  • ENGAGEMENT: We enable employers to create more opportunities for collaboration through lunch. The midday meal is one of the best ways to bring employees together and build culture
  • HEALTHY: Healthy team means being more productive, Less doctor visits, Lower health care costs.

 

It Started with Two Friends

 

Mint Pattanan and New Wachira were masters of the 9 to 5 - working in corporate environment, with one question: "Could the work lunch be better?”

It's an expectation these days that work is hard and fast. But lunch doesn’t have to be that way. Imagining an office where employees want to stick around and share a table of inspired food, Pattanan and Wachira founded Rootastes in 2016.

Mint has more than 8 years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and digital marketing in hospitality industry. She is also active as a volunteer in the startup community in Boston, which gives her constant visibility and intel into what makes startup workers happy and productive.

New became a culinary entrepreneur at the age of 11. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Boston and brings 15 years experience in kitchen operations and management.

Now - Rootastes has served more than 200 forward-thinking companies within a year in Operations. We are on the mission to change the way office employees eat their lunch. Our mission is to improve workplace's wellness and increase employee's productivity through corporate lunch consumption.

 

In 2017, within 6 months in operation, Rootastes was nominated to be one of Bank of America's 100 Boston's High Impact startups.

 

 

With Your Precious Help, 

 

  • $15,000 - will help us purchase a company catering van to transport food more effectively to your team, especially during the Winter time in Boston. 
  • $35,000 - will allow us to work with a full-time developer to implement a new ordering system, which will help organizing our order and increasing the efficiency of our operations team.
  • $60,000 - To increase the size of our team because we believe that investing in people is very important to the organization.

 

Finally, SUPPORTING OUR CAMPAIGN means you are supporting a women-founded and led company that wants to do good and improve corporate workers' wellness.

 

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Emshika Alberini
08/31/2018
Thank You + E-Recipe + Rootastes Cap
$100
Luis Enrique
08/20/2018
Monetary Contribution
$400
Belle
08/13/2018
Thank You + Shout Out on Social Media
$20
The Engine Operations
08/10/2018
Monetary Contribution
$381
07/24/2018
Thank You + E-Recipe for all seasons
$50
07/14/2018
Thank You + Shout Out on Social Media
$15
07/13/2018
Thank You + Shout Out on Social Media
$30
07/12/2018
Thank You + E-Recipe + Rootastes Cap
$100
07/08/2018
Thank You + Shout Out on Social Media
$20
07/07/2018
Thank You + E-Recipe + Rootastes Cap
$100
Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support Rootastes. Your contribution will help us service more forward-thinking companies and improve corporate health & wellness.

2 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Thank You + Shout Out on Social Media

As a thank you, we'll list your name on our website and shout out via our social media channels.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Thank You + E-Recipe for all seasons

We'll send you our homemade lunch e-recipe of all seasons plus put your name on the website. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
Thank You + E-Recipe + Rootastes Cap

We'll send you our homemade lunch e-recipe of all seasons plus put your name on the website + Rootastes Denim Cap!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Thank You + E-Recipe + Lunch bag

We'll send you our homemade lunch e-recipe of all seasons plus put your name on the website + Handcraft Lunch bag!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Private Personal Nutrition Online with expert 45 mins

Private Personal Nutrition Online 45 mins with Rootastes' Nutritionist & Health Coach, Maura McCartney. 

Maura supports her clients to achieve a vibrant work-life balance through education, encouragement and accountability. Throughout her career she has successfully empowered individuals across a variety of backgrounds to find sustainable solutions to their stress, dietary and health needs. Through a customized wellness plan and continued support, Maura’s corporate and private clients have effectively overcome the challenges of balancing health and wellness goals while maintaining thriving careers.

0 Supporters
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$1,250
Rootastes Chef Table (Up to 10 people)

Rootastes' Executive Chef New Wachira & Chef Faye Prapawicha will craft a private chef table experience at your place.

10 Left
0 Supporters
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$4,560
SEASONAL OFFICE LUNCH x 12 Weeks (Starting at 25 people)

Rootastes will deliver Seasonal Lunch for your team at the office.

  • Experience savory, fresh and energizing lunch for 1 SEASON
  • Enjoy the seasonal, rotating lunch ONCE A WEEK, for 12 weeks
  • PACKAGE A $4,560: for a team of 25 people ($380 weekly)
  • PACKAGE B $9,120: for a team of 50 people ($760 weekly)
  • PACKAGE C $18,240: for a team of 100 people ($1520 weekly)
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$8,160
Seasonal Lunch & Learn x 12 Weeks (Starting at 25 people)

Rootastes will deliver Seasonal Lunch for your team at the office.

  • Experience savory, fresh and energizing lunch for 1 SEASON
  • Enjoy the seasonal, rotating lunch ONCE A WEEK, for 12 weeks
  • Learn + Wellness Talk from our Nutritionist & Health Coach (1 Session)
  • PACKAGE A $8,160: for a team of 25 people ($380 weekly)
  • PACKAGE B $14.520: for a team of 50 people ($760 weekly)
  • PACKAGE C $24,240: for a team of 100 people ($1520 weekly)
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$18,200
Yearly Lunch Plan x 12 months (Starting at 25 people)

Rootastes will deliver Yearly Lunch Plan for your team at the office.

  • Experience savory, fresh and energizing lunch for 4 SEASONS
  • Enjoy the seasonal, rotating lunch ONCE A WEEK, for 12 months
  • PACKAGE A $18,200: for a team of 25 people ($380 weekly)
  • PACKAGE B $36.500: for a team of 50 people ($760 weekly)
  • PACKAGE C $73,000: for a team of 100 people ($1520 weekly)

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support Rootastes. Your contribution will help us service more forward-thinking companies and improve corporate health & wellness.

2 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Thank You + Shout Out on Social Media

As a thank you, we'll list your name on our website and shout out via our social media channels.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Thank You + E-Recipe for all seasons

We'll send you our homemade lunch e-recipe of all seasons plus put your name on the website. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
Thank You + E-Recipe + Rootastes Cap

We'll send you our homemade lunch e-recipe of all seasons plus put your name on the website + Rootastes Denim Cap!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Thank You + E-Recipe + Lunch bag

We'll send you our homemade lunch e-recipe of all seasons plus put your name on the website + Handcraft Lunch bag!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Private Personal Nutrition Online with expert 45 mins

Private Personal Nutrition Online 45 mins with Rootastes' Nutritionist & Health Coach, Maura McCartney. 

Maura supports her clients to achieve a vibrant work-life balance through education, encouragement and accountability. Throughout her career she has successfully empowered individuals across a variety of backgrounds to find sustainable solutions to their stress, dietary and health needs. Through a customized wellness plan and continued support, Maura’s corporate and private clients have effectively overcome the challenges of balancing health and wellness goals while maintaining thriving careers.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,250
Rootastes Chef Table (Up to 10 people)

Rootastes' Executive Chef New Wachira & Chef Faye Prapawicha will craft a private chef table experience at your place.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$4,560
SEASONAL OFFICE LUNCH x 12 Weeks (Starting at 25 people)

Rootastes will deliver Seasonal Lunch for your team at the office.

  • Experience savory, fresh and energizing lunch for 1 SEASON
  • Enjoy the seasonal, rotating lunch ONCE A WEEK, for 12 weeks
  • PACKAGE A $4,560: for a team of 25 people ($380 weekly)
  • PACKAGE B $9,120: for a team of 50 people ($760 weekly)
  • PACKAGE C $18,240: for a team of 100 people ($1520 weekly)
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$8,160
Seasonal Lunch & Learn x 12 Weeks (Starting at 25 people)

Rootastes will deliver Seasonal Lunch for your team at the office.

  • Experience savory, fresh and energizing lunch for 1 SEASON
  • Enjoy the seasonal, rotating lunch ONCE A WEEK, for 12 weeks
  • Learn + Wellness Talk from our Nutritionist & Health Coach (1 Session)
  • PACKAGE A $8,160: for a team of 25 people ($380 weekly)
  • PACKAGE B $14.520: for a team of 50 people ($760 weekly)
  • PACKAGE C $24,240: for a team of 100 people ($1520 weekly)
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$18,200
Yearly Lunch Plan x 12 months (Starting at 25 people)

Rootastes will deliver Yearly Lunch Plan for your team at the office.

  • Experience savory, fresh and energizing lunch for 4 SEASONS
  • Enjoy the seasonal, rotating lunch ONCE A WEEK, for 12 months
  • PACKAGE A $18,200: for a team of 25 people ($380 weekly)
  • PACKAGE B $36.500: for a team of 50 people ($760 weekly)
  • PACKAGE C $73,000: for a team of 100 people ($1520 weekly)

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward