Name:?La Belle Assiette
Founders:?Giorgio Ricc?, Stephen Leguillon?
Prior to the chef arriving at the customer’s house, users get to browse through that chef’s menu options, view images of the dishes and inspect reviews before booking and paying. And through the use of digital means, the experience is all the easier ? you create an online profile with your menus and its accompanying platform automatically manages your bookings so that you don?t have to deal with a calendar and write down everyone?s contact information. Think of it as bringing a fancy restaurant to your house. And it works. La Belle Assiette first opened in September 2012 with 38 chefs ? now it has 700. Its penchant for growth was highlighted by how the company quadrupled its client base over the first quarter of 2015 to reach more than 7,000 customers. Furthermore, since launching in France, founders Ricc? and Leguillon rapidly exported the brand to Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the UK and Germany, keen to solidify its lead in the European market before its US competitors?? Kitchensurfing and Kitchit ? make similar moves. Its latest investment round of ?1.9m will help push its expansion endeavours, with it also now looking at other opportunities in the events catering industry.?La Belle Assiette is keen to extend its service to include providing buffets and canap? receptions, with the startup also being set to offer office lunches and cooking classes.? By Shan? Schutte
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