First to market
Lunchonline was the first online school lunch ordering system in New Zealand, launching in August 2010. It started with Tamatea Intermediate, Napier and has grown to a nationwide service.
We now have a great variety of food providers from local providers including bakeries, delis and sushi bars to large food franchise businesses.
Schools from Whangarei to Invercargill use the Lunchonline ordering service. Lunchonline has proven to be a successful tool for school tuck shop/canteen to remove cash handling and food wastage.
How did it all begin?
Jason Heaven of Heaven’s Bakery, germinated the seed of Lunchonline. He was approached by a local primary school to provide school lunches.
Whilst Jason knew he could provide excellent child-friendly food at the right price, he was not keen on the inevitable cash handling and collating of orders. He let the opportunity pass at that time.
Jason was already working with Sharon Chapman and Julie Gillies of ABC Software and floated the idea that some software could be built to facilitate school lunches. It was some months later that David Chapman, business improvement adviser, heard the idea and he brought the impetus and structure that has made Jason’s idea into the reality of Lunchonline.
What are we passionate about?
We are passionate about food choice and making available both healthy and treat food options.
We are passionate about making it easy to order a lunch. Easy for the parent/caregiver. Easy for the school. Easy for the food provider. Everyone is a winner with Lunchonline.
We are passionate about using local food providers for local schools.
Lunchonline is also about giving back. We work with our schools and food providers to return some of the sales value back to the school and support local communities.