Gastronomap

A new startup hoping to change the way restaurants and caterers find suppliers for high quality ingredients and other food related products.

Daniel Forsthofer, who is also the founder of Tutto Food Co. approached us with the idea and the best way to go about it. There were two main approaches. Full on custom development of a web app from scratch, or a semi bespoke method using an existing platform with themes and plugins.

We opted to start out with the semi bespoke approach as it would allow Daniel to test out his idea as an MVP without breaking the bank. We used WordPress as the core platform with a variety of plugins and some custom development to get as close to the desired functionality as possible.

While the site may not incorporate all the desired functionality we were able to build a good looking and functional site that came very close, but at the fraction of the development time and costs. We often promote this approach for testing out an idea, and then gauging a market response. If it works out we can then look at building a proper system with all the bells and whistles.

“Awesome, I think the site is great.” – Daniel Forsthofer, Tutto Food Co