Toronto-based startup Tre’dish announced today the launch of its platform, a comprehensive suite of tools and infrastructure designed to help food entrepreneurs thrive in the incredibly challenging hospitality sector.
Tre’dish is championing a new wave of culinary innovation and tackling some of the toughest problems in food, levelling the playing field for small businesses with advanced technology solutions and providing access to a powerful network of customers and partnerships on localized marketplaces powered by Tre’dish.
“As the child of first-generation immigrant business owners, I know firsthand the dedication that is needed to run a business in the food and hospitality sector but also the growing challenges to do so sustainably. Countless food entrepreneurs work day and night, seven days a week, to keep their businesses afloat. This is a huge driver behind why Tre’dish was founded,” said Peter Hwang, CEO and Founder of Tre’dish.
The technology platform empowers food entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses with all the necessary resources to achieve success starting with an e-commerce store builder that is purpose-built for independent food businesses, enabling a beautiful digital storefront to be created in under 15 minutes.
On the finance side, Tre-dish provides profitability and cost management tools to aid financial performance including costing strategies used by experienced food experts and executive chefs and participation in buying groups and dynamic food cost comparisons to increase margins and improve profitability.
Tre-dish also help on the marketing side with AI, marketing tools, and growth features to help establish an enterprise-level presence and reach a wider audience of potential customers.
Non-digital resources offered by Tre-dish include health and safety tools that comply with commercial-grade food
preparation standards and regulatory frameworks and access to pop-up kitchens and commercial environments to help entrepreneurs scale.
Residents in Toronto and the GTA can now purchase a wide range of unique and authentic food from incredible entrepreneurs and local businesses.
Tre’dish raised a $10 million seed round in 2021 and has been piloting and refining its suite of tools in partnership with hundreds of food entrepreneurs for over two years.