We get it – preparing and cooking every single meal can be tiring. But for those still craving for homemade food, Neybrfood (which is a play on the word “neighbours”) delivers a variety of home cooked meals from home chefs and small bakers straight to your doorstep.
Neybrfood is an online platform that has approximately 40 different home chefs, where customers can opt for traditional kuih-muih, Western, Korean and Japanese dishes, cakes, condiments, drinks and desserts, as well as keto, vegan and vegetarian food.
“When the MCO first started, my wife, who was a full-time freelance makeup artist, was left with no pending jobs for weeks. She then picked up baking cookies which became an instant hit among family and friends, and it eventually turned into a full-fledged baking business. But with no prior knowledge of running a food business, soon she was met with a lot of challenges in handling the marketing and operational aspects of the business, such as running a website, as well as the overall process of taking orders and fulfilling orders, which led me to come up with the idea for Neybrfood. In fact, she became Neybrfood’s first vendor and ‘lab rat’!” Donovan Tan, the co-founder and CEO of Neybrfood shares.
Among the home chefs on the platform are Poshies Home Kitchen, a series of homemade 100% peanut butter; Add ONzz, which features classic condiments such as crunchy bitter gourd chips, crispy shallots, and crunchy garlic chips; and Ancient Remedies, 100% natural handcrafted kombucha with unique flavours such as orange & lemon, apple & lemon and orange & apple; as well as Kookiemonster, which was started by a fitness coach; Bratwurst-lah, a brand selling homemade artisan sausages and burger patties; and Seketol, which serves HALAL certified, delectable, tasty and authentic Nyonya Kuih.
Since its launch on 19th November 2020, Neybrfood aims to provide an avenue for local sellers and aspiring foodpreneurs. They can not only earn an income from home, but also receive assistance when it comes to order management, marketing, and food delivery. In return, Neybrfood takes a small commission after each sale.
“Many small businesses still rely on manual order management processes, from taking note of orders from various different sales channels like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, to keeping tabs of payment, as they have to wait for the payment to be banked in before fulfilling the order. Then sellers would need to arrange the delivery themselves and send the tracking details over to the buyer so that they know you are not scamming them,” says Donovan. “And this is just for one sale, which involves about 16 steps. Now amplify this process for 100 customers and imagine how crazy it can get for a business run by one person.”
Neybrfood runs on a pre-order basis as this allows the vendors manage their schedule better and focus on delivering quality home-cooked meals to costumers living in the Klang Valley. To place an order, customers can browse by location or meals in the header bar at the top of Neybrfood’s webpage. Simply select your desired meal and place your order by selecting:
- Date and Time
- Your pre-order meals will be delivered to you on your chosen day.
Delivery is currently fulfilled by courier services such as Lalamove and Mr Speedy. For more information, please visit neybrfood.com.
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