It just got easier to order delicious catered food for your next corporate or social event. The new and improved Kiss the Cook Express, our e-commerce platform for ordering everything from our much-loved 8-layer lasagna to our scrumptious artisanal sandwiches on homemade bread—is now live.
We created the original version of the website to make it fun and easy for our clients to shop online. But as with any digital platform, ours needed a bit of a refresh and reorganization as our business grew. So, we took the time to cook up something special—and we think you’ll love it!
The move comes on the heels of our complete company-wide rebrand last year. We decided it was time to take our company’s marketing game to the next level to better showcase our catered foods, our unwavering commitment to service excellence and our event branding and planning expertise. At the same time, we also rolled out an exciting new social media and content-marketing initiative focused on keeping you up to date on the latest Kiss the Cook news, providing information on top food trends and sharing tips on fun stuff like preparing a holiday feast for your loved ones, as well as our favourite Toronto event venues. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, so you can expect even more to come in the months ahead.
Along the way we asked clients to provide feedback on what would make for an even better e-commerce experience.
Those observations helped guide our approach when re-engineering Kiss the Cook Express and we’re very proud of the results. One top priority was to improve e-commerce navigation and user-friendliness to make it easier for our clients to order food on a daily basis in an accessible way. That’s why our portal’s simplified navigation is broken into just six categories, while our menu items are listed with tempting photography to make it even easier to choose the right dishes to serve at your event.
Here’s the part we really love: you now have the ability to create customized shopping lists featuring all of your favourite Kiss the Cook dishes, then store those favourite menus online for rapid re-ordering whenever you have a corporate or social event that needs some catering goodness. Of course, you can also build or modify your favourite menus when your catering needs change, while our new system allows you to recommend menus to colleagues across your company or to friends simply by emailing top picks to your preferred contacts. It’s an especially handy feature for busy administrative professionals who can’t afford to spend hours picking out lunch items. We’d rather they have the chance to spend their time on important business, while leaving the e-commerce logistics for us to sort out.
Our new and improved customizable hot food packages allow you to create tiered menus featuring items from our silver, gold and platinum configurations. It’s another way to build menus that make sense for your organization, while also making it easier to pay close attention to your catering budget. Simply build a package of your Kiss the Cook favourites including entrees, salads and side dishes and our system will generate an instant online quote. Feeding groups of 50 or more? We’ll even provide you with a volume discount to give you our most competitive pricing.
And that’s not all. Now when checking out you can also select a complimentary lunch offer. Why? Many of our clients are tasked with ordering food for meetings and events they may not be attending, so this feature allows them to sample food with every order so they can feel confident about their choice of caterers. Consider it our way of saying ‘thanks’ for choosing Kiss the Cook to cater your next event. Take note that with this move, our existing clients will be asked to update their passwords for security purposes. If you’re having trouble logging in, simply click on the account icon at the top right corner of the screen, click ‘Forgot your password’ and follow the prompts. Your new login will be your email address and new password.
If you sign up for our monthly newsletter you’ll also have access to some pretty awesome specials. We’ll send you VIP discounts, new seasonal and festive menus to keep your catering fresh and exciting and important news that’s only available to our subscribers. And don’t worry: we don’t spam! It’s our mission to deliver quality content to those of you that have regular catering needs and can take advantage of what’s new and exciting at Kiss the Cook.
Last point: So far, we’ve mainly focused on our corporate clients, but Kiss the Cook Express is the perfect tool for professional event planners and everyday folks looking to throw a fun party. There’s no cost to use Kiss the Cook Express, making it an ideal way for private planners to make their tasty picks online in a fast and efficient manner.
So, what are you waiting for? Take five minutes and give Kiss the Cook Express a spin. We think you’ll love what you see.
To book catering for your next event, contact us now