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bread2bun food recipe platform to access different cuisines across the world

Please introduce yourself and your startup Bread2Bun to our readers!

Hello, my name is Fayas Jawfer, a Mechanical engineering undergraduate student from the University of Rhein Waal,Germany originally from Srilanka. Being passionate about helping others to explore more cultures, foods , and contribute to their healthy food consumption, In September 2019 i decided to create bread2bun, a unique food recipe platform uniting everyone to access different cuisines across the world.

 Here are some of the benefits available:

  1. Exploring delicious recipes. 
  2. Adding recipes you’ve tried or would like to try into a personal weekly calendar (the ingredients will be automatically added to your shopping list).
  3. You can either shop for the ingredients by yourself or have them delivered to your doorstep. 

Be Organized and track your weekly food budget, enjoy different foods everyday, cook with your loved ones, and share your weekly food schedule with anyone u like. 

How did you get the idea of Bread2Bun?

Studying in an International university allowed me to meet many students from different ethnic backgrounds , expand my network  and create circumstances where I can experience distinct cultures, and delicious meals across the globe.That was the start of everything. 

Why did you decide to start with Bread2Bun?

The demand for foods, snacks and drinks is not going to end any time soon, which is why bread2bun has planned to explore different available foods in most of the countries around the world 

What is the vision behind Bread2Bun?

Today, people need simplicity and healthy solutions, which aren’t restricted by any barriers. This is exactly what bread2bun will be offering. regardless of where you are from, you will be able to explore and cook foods across the world with just two clicks on a mobile.

How difficult was the start and which challenges you had to overcome?

The start was extremely difficult. Not only was I trying to learn the internal market of different sectors, I was simultaneously learning how to build a website, insert basic coding, tweak and test marketing material to gain some minimal traction,. On top of that, trying to come up with ways to fund the platform. 

After running in circles for the first  months, the right opportunity came up, which continues to build and so the right people with the experience to support. I’ve ultimately learned that Consistency is what truly separates success from failure.

Who is your target audience?

For  everyone interested in New foods around the world ,an easy, and organized meal plan.. Aside from delivering a modern way to experience their food behaviour, our core focus is on tracking their meal consumption and letting the users to monetize  their health . 

What is the USP of your startup?

Our important feature is a unique user experience for our app. Once we’re fully launched, unlike the majority of recipe apps or blogs ,  Bread2bun will have a functional and user-friendly interface, which will make choosing recipes easy. Filtering along with continents, regions, ingredients etc. Bread2bun’s iconic 2 step recipe and 2 ingredients recipe will let anyone make their cooking easier and fun.

When the users customize their weekly plan, Bread2bun will suggest alternative ingredients or ingredients , and beverages to compliment each unique food choice and recipe.

Furthermore our users will be able to create and share their own bread2bun profile, as well as follow  other user’s profiles who display their meal plans. Our goal is to help our users expand their food based  knowledge and become wise & healthy individuals.

Can you describe your typical workday ?

I wake up around 6 am and spend the first 30 minutes of my day praying,reading, listening to podcasts and drinking coffee; anything from sales-based books to consumer and start-up psychology.

I do my daily workout for 30-45 minutes before hitting on a cold shower. And  then the  breakfast followed by a brain smoothie

I spend 8 am onwards, attending my university lectures ( depending on my day) or start working on the bread2bun platform, going through  marketing material,digital marketing techniques, finding network possibilities , answering email, meeting up with potential partners, mentors, and advisors. Researching and studying the industry to be amongst the first to market with new technology and innovation.

Where do you see yourself and your startup Bread2Bun in five years?

Bread2Bun aims to be in 2-3 cities in 4-5 European countries or Non EU countries by February 2021. Düsseldorf, Köln will be our beta testing cities, with our plans to expand to Hamburg , Munich and Berlin within the next 5 Months.

Currently we are focused on the development of our app. While working on new product features and designing our ideal app we cooperate not only with the best product providers, but we also intently listen to a number of valuable suggestions which we receive from our users , partners  and investors. Simultaneously we are also planning  the applicable licenses in different jurisdictions, so people could use our services regardless of where they live or reside. Once all the formalities are done and our app is launched, we plan to continue our global expansion. So, as you see, our plans for the next five years are really ambitious.

What 3 tips would you give to founders?

The three tips I would give are, 

1- If you don’t fail, you are not even trying.

2-Remember dreams without goals , are just dreams

3 – No matter what,  Forge yourself into a weapon to reach the unreachable

More information you will find here

Thank you  Fayas Jawfer for the Interview

Statements of the author and the interviewee do not necessarily represent the editors and the publisher opinion again.

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