Online catering platform City Pantry has announced that it has raised £300,000 in a seed fund round led by TrueStart.

The company, which enables companies to order catering from independent food vendors such as pop-ups, individual chefs and street-vendors and have it delivered to their workplace, will use the capital to improve its digital experience and expand its supplier bases.

The company says it has seen strong growth thus so focussed specifically on providing London corporate and tech employee lunches.

Founder Stuart Sunderland said: “With this investment we’re able to continue on our mission to make corporate catering better.

“When people think of the word ‘catering’ they tend to think of egg mayonnaise triangles and vol-au-vents and this is probably fair because the industry hasn’t really moved on that much since the 90’s. We are trying to change this by giving large companies the ability to access people that make amazing food, and making it easy and pain free to order this awesome food.”