Our Impact

Spearheading the transformation of lunch at work with Popchef

Sector: Foodtech /Agrotech

Agrotech / Foodtech sector

Impact on UNSDGs

Popchef is a leading French foodtech company, installing and operating digital canteens through connected refrigerators with fresh daily meals for employees. Their solution is sustainable, modular and flexible, focusing on high-quality food with selected ingredients, with several options available: plateaux-repas (Lenôtre license and Popchef brand), salad/sandwich bars, coffee shops, snacking, home office delivery, etc.

Focused on offices with 50-500 employees in the Ile de France region, Popchef has a convenient and competitive offering. Their main differentiation rests on the impact with which they conduct their operations, in particular their zero-waste model (focus on waste reduction, reusable containers, distribution of unsold food, etc.) and optimized logistics.

The company is a B2B subscription model: impact-driven, asset-light (contracting cooking to professional caterers) and quality-based (both on food and services).They count amongst their main clients unicorns like Blablacar, Tier 1 corporates such as Accor and Groupe Les Echos Le Parisien, as well as public organizations such as APHP and Préfecture de Police de Paris.


fridges deployed


customer satisfaction


locally sourced ingredients

Through its Green Impact Growth Fund (GIGF), Meridiam was the lead investor in Popchef’s latest €15m fundraising round. We invested alongside the holding of M. Bourrelier (Bricorama founder) and existing investors like Céleste Management (Dreyfus family office).

Why We Invested in Popchef

To support a fast-growing foodtech leader improving the lunch at work experience, together with installing a strong ESG-driven platform in the food industry:

  • To become the leading platform in France while maintaining a differentiating quality
  • Diversification to new end-segments such as real estate, hospitality, the public sector
  • Regional expansion to other French hubs

Popchef’s impact

Popchef’s activity contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and mainly to goal #12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns – notably by:

  • Reducing the production of waste, both in terms of food and packaging
  • Encouraging businesses and individuals to adopt sustainable practices
  • Using natural resources in a more sustainable way (strict requirements for food purchasing)


Popchef also makes a concrete contribution to SDGs 3,8 and 11, by:

  • Offering healthier and more accessible food options
  • Integrating talents from social integration programs into its teams every year
  • Helping to improve the living conditions of farmers
  • Implementing a clean and efficient supply chain and deliveries



> Learn more from the press release 


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