At DANI our mission is to nurture and provide skills training with the goal of independence.  POP-UP Lunch* is an important part of our programing and social enterprise that gives our program participants a chance to learn real life skills in real life situations.

DANI program participants come to your location and provide you with an amazing café food experience.  All meals are prepared under the supervision of our Executive Chef to ensure freshness and quality. (Under COR, Dairy)

By inviting us into your place of work you get a fresh, delicious lunch while helping to support fundraising for DANI’s programing. You are also providing much loved community connections for our participants.

For any information regarding our Pop Up Lunches please contact Ash Tabak


How much does this program cost me, the host?

This is no obligation/commitment program for employers!

DANI comes prepared with various freshly made food items (i.e. soups, chilis, assorted wraps and baked goods etc.) and it is entirely up to you and your staff if you would like to purchase items or just come for a chat.
Should you wish to buy- try us once and experience shows that you wont be able to resist – we accept cash or credit card (credit cards require a $10.00 minimum order)

How much training do the participants go through before coming to my place of work?

Each participant is hand selected by staff to make certain that there is a good fit between personality and skill level. This helps to ensure a very positive and engaging experience for both the program participant and the host employer. To support this process DANI staff and participants run both simulated Pop-Up-Lunches and go to previous hosts to fine tune these skills.

Is there a minimum number of people I need to have in my office to become a host?

There is no prerequisite as to the amount of people that we require to become a host.  We encourage you to call and discuss your office environment so we best accommodate your lunch time needs.

What areas do you service?

We always love to travel and encourage all inquiries for Pop-Up-Lunch.  We look at every request and try to make Pop-Up Lunch a reality for every workplace.

How much room does the DANI Pop-Up-Lunch experience need?

We bring our own 6-foot table(s) but some employers have preferred us to use their boardroom or their lunch tables.  We are very flexible and adapt to any work environment.  From atriums to hallways, from kitchens to boardrooms we can set up anywhere!

 Do you need any special equipment or accommodations?

No.  We come fully prepared and just want you to have a wonderful, easy experience.

What if I have someone on staff with a food allergy or specific dietary restriction?

At DANI we understand accommodations.  Please let us know about any requests or concerns you may have 2 -3 business days ahead of our visit. We will do our very best and pride ourselves on trying to make sure that everyone at your office will have a safe, delicious lunch. *

We are always looking for feedback and would encourage you to share your Pop-Up-Lunch experience with us.  This includes letting us know if you want more of a particular type of item.

Ok…I am ready to sign up for POP-UP Lunch...what is the next step?

Fantastic!  We are excited to partner with you.  Please contact Tammy HERE to get started.

 What if I am not ready to do a POP-UP Lunch but I am interested in knowing more about DANI and the services and catering options you offer?

At DANI we believe in building long term relationships.  We are available to you for any questions through the website, email or by phone.  We can also arrange for a tour of our unique centre and our catering manager is available to answer any questions you may have about catering or holding events at DANI.

Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.

*Under COR, Dairy