The coronavirus pandemic has forced many restaurants across South Africa to close indefinitely for a significant period, shifting some restaurants into the digital space as well as forcing many local chefs to go freelance.

According to Statista, the online food delivery segment in South Africa was projected to reach 965 million US dollars (R1,4 billion) this year with global statistics indicating restaurant take-out and delivery has taken a bite out of dine-in traffic, growing 300% faster over the past six years.

Following the success of UberEats, Mr D Food and Checkers Sixty60, CloudChef is a new digital offering that offers a food delivery solution for those with discerning taste buds. It supports local chefs who are dishing up and delivering fine, healthy, fuss-free meals and gastronomic delights for home enjoyment.

“Looking at all the cyber initiatives related to staying at home, CloudChef offers restaurant-quality dishes at affordable prices so that you don’t have to leave your house to indulge in expertly-crafted, wholesome, world-class eating,” says Louis Buys, CEO of The Delta, a dynamic tech company that specialises in building ventures and start-ups.

Based on current growth, Statista reveals that the number of users in the South African platform-to-consumer delivery segment is predicted to reach 9,6 million by 2024.

“The CloudChef platform is now able to help drive employment by allowing international and local professional chefs to showcase their menus offering more wholesome, high-end meals compared to the conventional food-delivery apps on offer,” concludes Buys.

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