You’re having a gathering and want to serve your guests restaurant-quality dishes without leaving your home. What’s the solution? ChefXChange, an online food tech startup that provides hosts with a platform to book private chefs for events or gatherings.
Their aim is to connect people who love food, with people who love making food. Chefs registered to the site can be professional chefs with years of experience, such as Chef Tarek who is based in Kuwait, or Michelin star chefs such as Chef Maxime and Chef Greg in Dubai.
Other chefs have experience in private luxury dining, such as Chef David, who traveled the world as a private chef for ten years and is now based out of Doha, as well as winner of Professional Master Chefs 2013, Chef Steven and Michelin-trained Chef Andrea, who are both based in London.
You can hire them to cook for small or big gatherings, corporate events, special occasions, and even private cooking classes if you’re looking to learn. Some of the chefs have signed on specifically to teach, such as Chef Mustafa in Bahrain. At ChefXChange, chefs don’t have to conform to a certain expression of their gastronomic creativity because there aren’t any culinary institution constraints, and they are free to design and set their own menus and prices.
There are apprentice chefs who are still perfecting their cooking skills, such as Chef Jupiter in Dubai, and amateur chefs who have a passion for food and cooking, like Chef Francesca and Chef Andrea in Dubai.
ChefXChange already launched in Dubai, Beirut, London, and Washington, DC in 2015 and are currently launching in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar. The way their website works is you browse for a chef of your choosing based on specialty, the date of your event, and your location. You talk to the chef through the website, agree on a menu, and make your payment. The chef then arrives, cooks, serves, and even cleans up.
ChefXChange wants to make talented chefs accessible to everyone, empower chefs, and modify a commoditized concept into an elite and convenient culinary experience.