Healthy eating in the office is possible, thanks to Office FRUIT
We are all aware how important is healthy eating yet when we are at the office we often forget about it. Stressed by meetings, deadlines and tasks, we much too often snack on sweets, chips and other junk food. But there is a company dedicated to the mission to make healthy eating at the office a reality. We meet with Vyara Todorova, founder and manager of Office FRUIT, to learn more about the baskets of fresh fruit her company delivers.
What is Office FRUIT?
Office FRUIT is a free delivery of fruit baskets to Sofia-based offices. In order to meet each customer's individual needs and preferences, we have prepared a variety of baskets with various weight, quantity, types of fruit, delivery dates. The fruits are delivered to the client's office at a time specified in advance. They can be packaged in reusable baskets or in big or small cardboard boxes.
When did you start Office FRUIT and what is your mission?
We started the service in early 2014. Our main aim was to help office workers to have a more healthy lifestyle. This was how our partnership with one of the largest companies in Bulgaria began. Our partners take care that their employees have regular access to first-class fresh fruit at their workplace.
Snacking between main meals is common in modern offices. Why should we include fruit in it?
The dynamic of modern work changed people's habits. Often they skip some of the main meals and compensate with snacking. Sadly, way too often this includes junk food. Replacing it with fresh fruit benefits health beyond any doubt. Fresh fruit charge the body with the vitamins, minerals and fibres it needs, and is also very delicious. Some of our clients use fruit to make breakfast smoothies that fill them with energy for the day.
What can we expect to find in the basket of fruit we ordered from you?
An Office FRUIT basket includes seasonally selected local, citrus, and exotic fruit. It can include fruit available the year round, such as bananas, pears and three apple varieties, and seasonal ones like oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, lemons, pineapples, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, white and black grapes, cherries, strawberries, figs, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, watermelon, melon. We can also add raw nuts, if the client wishes.
What if we realise that most of the people in the office prefer bananas and strawberries over apples, for example?
Our clients have the option to specify what fruit they prefer. We will adapt their basket's content to their wishes. When they discover that their employees favour one type of fruit over another, we increase the quantity of the favourites and decrease the ones which are less popular with the staff.
Where the content of Office FRUIT baskets comes from?
As a result of our successful work through the years, we have established excellent relationships with both some of the largest fruit importers and with producers from all over Bulgaria. This allows us to provide our clients with a richer choice while supporting local production. In seasons when Bulgarian fruits are abundant we take care that most of the fruits in our baskets come from local producers.
What does a typical summer Office FRUIT basket include?
Our baskets are seasonal, but the year round you will find in them bananas, pears, and at least two apple varieties. In summer our baskets also include peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, white and black grapes, watermelon, melon, and figs.
And in winter?
Citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, and also pineapple and kiwi dominate our winter baskets.
What philosophy do you follow when you select fruit for your clients?
In our selection we are guided by the philosophy that our clients deserve the best. To provide this we have established a 3-stage selection process. First, we trust our partners and producers to offer us the best quality fruit. Then we select the best of those. Stage 3 of selection is during the arrangement and packaging of the baskets and boxes.
We aim to offer our clients a wide choice of specially selected first-class fruit from proven sources and established producers.
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