Susy, Kim and Ray are based in Tutukaka and are all passionate about tourism. They have developed MealBook.nz as a way of connecting travellers with some of the wonderful kiwis who love to cook and share food.
As an adult Susy has built her own Bed and Breakfast lodge in Tutukaka.The Lighthouse Lookout Wedding Venue and BnB. She operates this with her husband Brett. It is from this that she recognised the gap for travellers.
Local cafes and restaurants were either fully booked or not open. Mealbook sprang into action. Susy pulled Kim in on it and eight months later Ray came aboard.
Mealbook are looking for people who enjoy cooking, and meeting new people, who would like to be a Mealbook host. They are starting with Northland, but plan on expanding
Mealbook will offer the traveller an option to book either a two course meal or a three course meal at your home. Meals are a set rate of $45pp for two courses and $60pp for three courses. Mealbook receives a 15% commission on bookings to help provide this service.
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