BonAppetour, a Singapore-based social dining platform, raised US$500k in funding.
Backers included serial tech entrepreneur and investor Wong Toon King of FarSight Capital and Prasetia Dwidharma, Indonesian angel investor Budi Setiadharma’s investment arm, led by Arya Setiadharma and Ardi Setiadharma.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its presence into the top culinary hubs around the world.
Co-founded by Inez Wihardjo, Giovanni Casinelli, and Rinita Vanjre in 2013, BonAppetour operates a social dining platform that enables travelers to connect with local hosts through dining experiences, forging new friendships and meaningful travel experiences.
Launched in culinary hubs in Europe, including like Rome, Paris, and Barcelona, BonAppetour currently has more than 500 hosts on the platform who have received thousands of guests for a dining experience at their homes.
The company works with local home-chefs and hobby chefs to curate unique dining experiences. Some examples of a BonAppetour experience include:
– A traditional 6 course feast with an Italian nonna in Rome
– A dining experience in a luxurious 18th century apartment in Paris, and
– A paella making workshop on the rooftop in Barcelona.