Providoor founder and chef-owner of Maha, Shane Delia, announced his premium meal delivery service, Providoor is expanding to New South Wales.
Slated for launch later in the year, Delia decided to Fastrack the launch to bring much-needed relief for the state currently under tough lockdown restrictions.
“Sydney is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, and after the success so many Melbourne restaurants continue to see on the Providoor platform, I’m looking forward to Sydney restaurants seeing similar results,” said Delia.
Providoor will launch with an impressive menu of partners, including Cirrus, Monopole, Yellow, The Apollo, Cho Cho San, Icebergs Dining Room + Bar, Golden Century, Spice Temple, Rockpool and Ciccia Bella, with more to be announced soon.
Prepared by restaurant chefs and delivered via certified cold freight, the at-home meals eschew the ready-to-eat status quo, be finished by the customer in their own kitchen, actively involve people in a premium cooking experience, and give them as close to them an in-restaurant meal as possible.
Providoor was founded by Melbourne-based chef, Shane Delia, in 2020, and in the last 12 months has driven more than $40million in revenue back into restaurants, delivering 512,000 meals, with 70% of customers trying a restaurant for the first time through Providoor. Melbourne restaurants on the platform include Cumulus Inc., Supernormal, Maha, Entrecôte, Longrain, Gingerboy and Guy Grossi’s Grossi A Casa.
“Last year amid lockdown we moved quickly to an at-home offer. The biggest hurdle was how to get our food to the diner at home. Providoor is providing that solution. It will not only ensure our food is delivered to the standard we want, but it will also help us reach a new audience,” said Chef and owner of the Bentley Restaurant Group, Brent Savage.
“Providoor is giving us a platform that will deliver our product to the same standard as we would in our restaurants. It is also generating another stream of revenue that can only add value to our restaurants in the future,” said Icebergs owner, Maurice Terzini.
The global COVID-19 crisis hit the local restaurant industry hard, forcing a reimagining – from top to bottom of the industry – in the future of dining both on-premise and at home. Providoor is not a temporary COVID-19 fix, founder Delia believes Providoor will have a place beyond the pandemic.
Delia said: “Providoor wasn’t set up as a quick fix. We have a long-term strategy and our expansion to New South Wales is the next step. Providoor offers a connection with the at-home diner to the chefs and restaurants. It is a chance for them to participate in the process and, most importantly, enjoy the high-quality meal they are after.”
Providoor takes orders by 4 pm for next day delivery in Sydney Metro, regional NSW and Canberra. Food is delivered certified cold freight for a flat $16.50 delivery fee.
Orders from Sydney restaurants will be taken from Wednesday, 21 July via the website.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.