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11th June 2024

Waitrose announces acquisition of Dishpatch

Written by: Edward Waddell
Waitrose has announced the acquisition of Dishpatch, the meal-kit delivery service that provides restaurant-quality home dining in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading chefs.

Dishpatch, which was founded in 2020, replicates a restaurant experience without leaving the house with chef-designed dishes from Angela Hartnett, Michel Roux Jr and Rick Stein.    

James Bailey, executive director for Waitrose, said: “Waitrose sees significant opportunities for Dishpatch, which works with some of Britain’s most respected chefs and restaurants. 

“We have shared values in serving our customers the best quality food and we’re looking forward to working together. While our immediate focus will be helping Dishpatch grow its core meal kit business, we are also looking forward to working with the team to bring further new and exciting food experiences to Waitrose customers.”

Customers can choose from over 40 Dishpatch menus, with food and wine delivered nationally on Friday to have a weekend meal. 

Peter Butler, founder and chief executive of Dishpatch, added: “Since launching in 2020, our mission at Dishpatch has always been to bring the most exciting, high-quality restaurant food into more people's lives. We're thrilled to be partnering with Waitrose whose reputation has been built on the quality of their food. With such aligned values, we're excited to bring our meal kits to a wider audience and exploring new opportunities beyond that."