How we work

1. Customers request

Giving key details like date, number of people, serving style, food preferences and a budget. We will text you about relevant opportunities jobs near you.

2. You make a proposal

You then submit a proposed menu and pricing for each opportunity that interests you. Only 5 chefs can propose on each opportunity to favor pro-active chefs.

3. Select and cook

Customers select a chef through the site and provide payment details. On the day, you go to the customers home and cook the meal, and we process payment.

1. Customer requests meal

Giving key details and a budget. We text you about gigs near you

2. You make a proposal

You submit a proposed menu and pricing for each opportunity that interests you

3. Select and cook

Customers select a chef. You cook the meal and we process payment

Types of gigs

Dinner Parties

Customers looking for a authentic restaurant quality meal experience prepared in their home. Generally party size of 2 to 10 people.

Private Cooking Lessons

Customers wanting a fun and interactive small group experience in their home. Can be anything from pasta making to how to do a good roast.

Small event catering

Vacation rental catering, Brunches, Special Celebrations, Party Canapes, BBQs. Anything where customers want a chef to prepare great cuisine on site for 2-30 people.

Types of gigs

Dinner Parties

Restaurant quality meal experience prepared in the customers home

Cooking Lessons

Fun and interactive lesson experiences in the customers home

Small event catering

BBQs, Brunches, Vacation home rental catering

What we offer

  • Quality gig opportunities generated through our marketing and advertising activities that would not be feasible for a independent chef
  • A independent platform to build a reputation through customer reviews and referrals, and manage all customer communications
  • Management of all booking and payment administration so you can concentrate on creating amazing food experiences
  • Aligned incentives - we only make $ when you make $ - our only charge to you is our 15% management fee for confirmed bookings (12% platform + 3% credit card processing)
  • Flexibility - you work when you want. Your creations Your hours, Your prices
  • Coverage - we currently operate in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego and Washington D.C.

Application requirements

  • Both professional and gourmet amateur chefs welcome - just need the ability to deliver a high quality dinner party experience and the confidence to work independently in customers homes
  • Availability on Friday and Saturday nights is needed given that most customer demand is on weekends
  • As a online platform, photos of your cooking are important. When applying, you will need to upload a minimum of 2 photos of nicely plated dishes you have prepared. DO NOT START YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE THESE PHOTOS READY TO UPLOAD OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED
  • Successfully screened applications will be asked to telephone interview. The final step is a background check.

Tips and FAQs for approved chefs

The booking process

  1. Customers place a request with us through our website - giving details like date, party size, meal type, cuisine preferences, special requirements, occasion, etc. They also set a budget for the gig
  2. We text the closest available chefs about the gig, and list the gig on our FIND WORK page
  3. You can read the full details of the gig on our site, including the zip code location so that you can take in to account travel time
  4. If you are interested in the gig, you click on the SUBMIT PROPOSAL button and enter a menu that you would prepare. Your proposal price must be all inclusive of ingredients, and your time to travel, cook, serve and clean up. Plus, remember the 15% booking fee we charge you off this price. See our tips section below for how to write up successful menu proposals.
  5. Customers review the chefs proposals they receive. If they have questions and changes, they will message you through the site. Phone contacts are only exchanged after booking
  6. You can edit your menu and pricing. Customers can edit their request date, party size and budget. In general, it takes customers and chefs a few message and proposal edits back and forth to arrive at an agreed menu proposal
  7. When the customer is ready to decide, they confirm the booking through our website and provide their credit card details for payment
  8. Once the booking is confirmed, contacts are shared, and you must call the customer to align on any last details
  9. On the day of the meal, Table at Home processes payment on your behalf. We authorize the payment several days beforehand so that you have confidence to go and buy ingredients, etc.
  10. You receive payment (minus our 15% booking fee) via venmo, 2-4 business days after the meal

Tips to get established on the platform

Tips for doing winning proposals

Tips to deliver a great meal experience in a customer’s home

Tips to build your business
Fequently asked questions

Rules for chefs

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