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Online Homemade food delivery in Pune

Customer is the king!

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Author: Priyanka Palshetkar

I am a resident of Pune, India. Every day, during my college days, I had my lunch at a place called ‘Ras Madhuri‘ at Bibwewadi. It’s just like any other place where there are a lot of shops that served food to hostelites like me.

Online Delivery of Homemade food Pune

In this locality, there were around 6 shops which served food when I was in the first year. And in my fourth year, this number increased to 10. But my point is not just that.

There was a general store here in this gully where I used to buy a water bottle after my lunch. Two months back, that same uncle started his own food service in front of his shop because he could see the huge market in front of him. One day like always I went to buy a water bottle and he said, “Amhi pan mess suru keli aahe. Aani amchyakade special item pan aahetaaj Dal baati churma banavla aahe. Ya magh jevaila.” I politely nodded and left.

A month after this incident a new shop started at the end of the gully and a lot of people used to eat there. For fun, I went to try it with my friend and the food turned out really good and there was a lot of variety there. Also, dal-rice was free with the thali. So we decided to stick with this shop. Three-four days later while chatting with the aunty who ran that shop I came to know that they bought the place two shops away because the area was too small. That place was where I ate food before I joined Aunty’s mess. I felt bad that my previous food providers couldn’t meet the market’s needs! And they had to give away half there place thus leaving them with very few customers.

This continued until the following week when I saw this board hung before my previous mess provider’s shop.

Online Delivery of Homemade food in Pune

Introducing ‘non-veg’ in their menu at an affordable price fetched them a lot of customers today. That’s when I realized that the Start-up war was on!

This happened two years back. Today, Pratik and I, have a vision – to provide online homemade food delivery in Pune. And we have become a part of this. This incident has taught us an important lesson and that is, the customer is the king. We look forward to serving you the best homemade food in Pune.

Our Team

Meet the co-founders of Almameal

27 Nov 2018 no comments admin

Priyanka Palshetkar and Pratik Rokade are the co-founders of Almameal. They were selected in the Women Start-up Programme, organized by NSRCEL, IIM- Bangalore. From 6000 applicants, Almameal managed to bag a position in the top 100. Almameal is currently an incubatee at IIM- Nagpur.

Priyanka Palshetkar:

Priyanka Palshetkar, co-founder of Almameal

Priyanka is an Electronics Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune. She has worked as a Technology Analyst at Credit Suisse, Pune for a year. There she developed skills to build websites and mobile applications using the latest technologies. Priyanka has also worked extensively on Design Thinking. Thus, she is able to be empathetic towards the customers and provide them a better product in terms of User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). She has been using all this experience in developing the website and mobile application for Almameal. This has helped reduce technology building cost by a significant amount.

Priyanka also has exposure to big data technologies like Spark. She plans to utilize big data capabilities to analyze customer ordering pattern and behaviour. Thus, she would be able to predict the demand for certain products even before it actually happens. She was selected in Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program, batch of 2018. Harvard Business School Club of the GCC organizes this program in collaboration with Lakshmi Mittal Institute.

Pratik Rokade:

Pratik Rokade, co-founder of Almameal

Pratik is also an Electronics Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune. He has worked as a Network Officer at Flight-case, Pune for a year. Because of his duties at Flight case, he was very active on the customer-end of the bargain. He handled queries of clients from the US. Thus, he gained exposure in talking to people and understanding their pain points well.

Pratik also ran a start-up named Inphinity Products, a proprietorship, in the final year of his engineering. He sold 1800 customized notebooks to students of VIT and COEP in two weeks. He earned a profit of 45,000 on an investment of 1,00,000 from his father. At that time, he gained valuable expertise in sales which he has been putting to use while interacting with the customers as well as the home-makers. He recently got to represent Almameal at the Global Innovation in Food Digital Business at Thailand. Almameal was among the top 10 food start-ups in the world to attend this event.

Order homemade food in Pune

Order Homemade Food in Pune

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Our Story:

Pratik Rokade and I (Priyanka Palshetkar) have been away from home since 2013. When we were in college, we were always on the lookout for good food options but we hardly found any. Ordering from restaurants was a costly affair and mess food bored the crap out of us. So we both tried cooking on our own for a while. As expected, we got tired of that too. Hence, we decided to do something about it once and for all and decided to start AlmaMeal – an online platform to order homemade food in Pune.

Order homemade food in Pune

The problem:

The two major problems faced by people who move away from home is that existing food options are:

  • Unaffordable (Restaurant food)
  • Lack of quality and is mass produced and unhygienic (Mess/ tiffin services)

What are we building?

At Almameal, we are building an online platform (website/ mobile application) where people who live away from their families in a new city can order healthy, home-made food from local homemakers around them. We envision to bridge the gap between quality, healthy, hygienic food and affordability for customers and solve the problem of making good food arrangements when moving to a new city.

Another problem that we are addressing is of the average Indian homemakers who are mostly women. There is a need to provide them with opportunities to be independent and earn money with dignity and tap their potential without them having to leave the comforts of their house. By giving them a platform to sell meals, we are in turn empowering their desires to be independent and still be able to look after the family. We provide delivery as well as packaging support to enable on-boarding more and more home-makers.

Our mission:

Our mission is to:

  • Build a community of entrepreneurial home-makers backed by our technology
  • Provide customers with home-made food products connecting them to good quality food and also to their roots and culture

To sum it up, we are a bunch of graduates who have undertaken the mighty task of delivering healthy, home-made food to people living away from their homes. We are passionate about this because we know how difficult it is to find good food options when we move to a new city. So order homemade food in Pune from our website now. You can also check us out on Instagram and Facebook. God Speed!