Immerse yourself in a new culture with food and facts. Wonder Plates. A world of cuisine at your doorstep.
Immerse yourself in a new culture with food and facts. Wonder Plates. A world of cuisine at your doorstep. Read more
About this project
When roads have been traveled, and bags have been packed, what do you miss the most? Sights? Sounds? Or do you find yourself looking for the scent of herbs and spices, outdoor markets, and the rich history of a faraway place? Don’t let your cooking (or your travel budget) keep you from experiencing different cultures. The world is full of wonders, and we believe that food is the gateway to the world.
Foodies and travelers: Meet Wonder Plates. We are a service that brings you an immersive cultural experience through unique and authentic weekly dishes sent to you. Each Wonder Plate is more than a tasty, time-saving meal. We gather stories, histories, and facts behind each dish, and turn each meal into a sensory culture immersion! Educate yourself on where a dish comes from, how it affects a country’s economy, a well as the lives of people who call that dish theirs. Each week’s box will consist of 3-5 meals, the recipes for those meals, and a cultural sheet to immerse you in knowledge.
How It Works
Our team noticed how many people enjoy traveling, but don’t have the time or money to experience travel in other countries. How could our team bring the country to someone? We thought, what better way to experience culture than through food. Food is such a diverse and multicultural experience that can act as the center of travel. We wanted to help people experience cultures from the comfort of their homes in an affordable way. This is why we created Wonder Plates. We aim to bring people authentic, delicious weekly meals from different countries and at the same time, educate them on the cultures of that country. We hope from this that people are able to experience a part of travel in an affordable and unique experience.
Christian is a current 4th year double majoring in Cognitive Science and Sociology with a minor in Business. He leads our team as we aim to bring culture to each customer’s door.
Lucky is a current 5th year majoring in Computer Science. She expertly codes our app to allow for the best way to learn about a new culture.
Anna is a current 3rd year majoring in Cognitive Science. She heads our design department and created our logo and packaging. Anything Wonder Plates is her work.
Gianne is a current 4th year majoring in Cognitive Science. She heads our research department making sure each dish that you receive is authentically created to reflect the countries it comes from.
How the Funding Will be Used
We want to start bringing the meals to customers in the next 6 months. We expect a lot of business to come in, but we need your help funding it! Our team is ready to begin making Wonder Plates bigger and better, but we still require funding to begin expanding. Most of these fees go to salaries for our chefs and marketing staff, delivery, packaging materials and food costs.
Below are our expected Subscription Growth 6 Month for customers who eat 3 meals per week, 4 meals per week, and 5 meals per week.
With the expected growth in customers, we have calculated our expected net profit per month below.
Below you can see a pie chart of where we plan on spending the money we receive from kickstarter and future profits.
Risks and challenges
Our team is confident in the work we do at Wonder Plates. We have the diversity and drive to research cultures and find the most representative foods for each culture. Ranging from leadership to research to design to coding, our team covers all the basics to make Wonder Plates a thriving business.
Although we are a skilled team, there could be unforeseen delays in development. Due to our chefs learning how to properly make the dishes, we might be delayed in making the meals in the beginning of our process. Additionally, we are all full-time students which could take away from the project at certain period of times during the year.
We will always strive to make Wonder Plates our largest priority so that you get to immerse the culture you want to.