About UpMeals

We’re a passionate team of food and technology enthusiasts committed to delivering custom, healthy, sustainably packaged meals via SmartVending machines, retail locations, and corporate platforms.

Our Founder

Drew Munro, a professional chef, co-founded UpMeals in 2019 with a mission to use technology to make healthy, nutritious meals accessible 24/7.

Drew is passionate about sustainability and the intersection of wellness and technology, which he discusses on his podcast, ‘The Wellness Hub’.

“My passion has always been to use food as a vehicle to bring something positive into people’s lives.”


Our Food

Made with whole, clean ingredients you can pronounce.

We use local, seasonal products whenever possible and non-GMO ingredients and oils.

We value our relationships with suppliers, farms and producers.

Every ingredient you eat has been carefully selected by our team of chefs and nutrition experts.

Our menus rotate with the seasons, and new dishes are developed and launched frequently to showcase the best local ingredients and flavours.

Our Technology

Our proprietary technology uses AI to craft tailored, healthy meal programs, invent new dishes, and ensure 24/7 accessibility through SmartVending machines, all while automating CFIA compliance and safety.

UpMeals was accepted into the AI Hub, a project that assists in Research & Development for AI projects.

Launched by The Durham College Hub for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for Business Solutions (the AI Hub) offers industry partners access to technical expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and platforms, and student talent.

UpMeals utilized the resources provided by this program to develop an Artificial Intelligence recommendation engine API to be used on their SmartVending and Modern Catering platforms.

UpMeals won a major prize at the Shibuya Global Food Tech Challenge for Social Innovation, hosted in Tokyo

They also secured funding from the Canadian government through The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to develop and bring to market the UpMeals App.


UpMeals uses its proprietary software platform to accurately forecast and plan its meal production operation.

The result is a waste-minimal operation powered by AI technology.


We carefully source our packaging and use only compostable or certified PET recyclable containers for our products.

Work with us!

Our team is proudly producing out of Vancouver, BC in a HACCP Certified facility – the gold standard in food safety.

Want to join in on the fun?

Keep an eye out for Career Opportunities!