Supper app combines healthy home-cooked food with convenience for busy Londoners, tapping into local chefs and cooking talent. Just a few clicks on the app on your commute home and a freshly cooked dinner will be delivered to your door that evening. We interviewed founder Duncan Scott to find out more about the great dishes on offer…
Why did you decide to start Supper?
I was the ideal customer for Supper and I think filling a need is always the best place to start a business. I was working in central London, commuting home and found myself picking up ready-meals, ordering takeaways or missing dinner purely because I didn’t have the time to cook from scratch after a long day. I wanted something better but it just wasn’t a reality. So I thought, how can I get a home-cooked meal without sacrificing any of the convenience that I was used to?
Who are the team – the chefs – working on Supper?
We currently have almost 80 chefs on the platform. We have a great mixture of professional chefs and enthusiastic cooks which brings great variety and different styles to the app for people to choose from.
You work with nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert. How has this impacted on the range of food that is available for customers?
It was so important that we distinguished ourselves as not a normal takeaway. We want to be something people can have as part of a regular working week and the best way to achieve this is to deliver something that is healthy. We limit the number of calories and the amount of saturated fat, salt and sugar in each dish ensuring our customers are eating nutritionally as well.
What kind of meals can customers order on Supper?
At the moment we are focusing on evening meals to order after work. We have such a huge variety from all cuisines: Italian, French, African, Asian, good old British food and even do Sunday roasts! We have chefs who specialise in gluten-free and vegan dishes and the range is ever’expanding as new chefs join the platform.
How much is an evening meal for two on the app, or a person living alone?
We wanted to appeal to both individuals and couples as we know that the choice out there, especially for individuals, is quite limited. You can get a meal for one delivered for £9 and a couple is typically £17-£20 which includes delivery.
Which London areas is the Supper app currently available in?
We have concentrated on South West London for now – we’ve been building up the platform there so we venture from Twickenham over to Brixton, up into Fulham and down to Wimbledon. We are expanding all the time and our goal is certainly to cover the whole of London and then beyond.
What are your favourite dishes on the app?
We have a new chef in Wimbledon who does a miso-baked seabass which is delicious. We have a Persian chef in Wandsworth and I had never really had Persian food before – I’ve discovered its amazing. I suppose that is the beauty of the app. It gives people access to all sorts of cuisines.
What are your favourite food spots in London?
Well we certainly aren’t stuck for choice on this one. I like popping into Burger & Lobster if I am in central London and The White Onion in Wimbledon do really nice food.
Supper | Available on the App Store and Google Play.
Postcode areas Supper delivers to:
SW19, SW18, SW12, SW20, SW2, SW4, SW9, SW6, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW16, SW10, W6, SW8, W14, SW17, SW11, TW1, TW2, TW3, TW7, TW9, TW10.