Daniel Merkel and Natalia Tyagunova
Frankfurt School (Digital Management), University of Mannheim (Business Informatics)

Marketplace to book a private chef for your event

Problem: Busy lifestyle of the society leaves less and less time for somebody who wants to meet with friends and family to enjoy a dine at home. Organizing a delightful event requires much time and effort. Often a host has to spend much time in the kitchen and misses moments he could share with others.

Passionate chefs are lacking channels to find new customers and struggling with administrative issues by spending around 50% of their working time on preparation of bills and communication with customers.

Solution: The platform offers a fast and effective way to outsource such a routine task as cooking by providing a selection of private chefs with a set of individually created menus.

PeopleEat provides a marketplace, which facilitates and speeds up the private chef booking process from finding a chef in a region to creating an individual menu and leaving a booking request. A chef will take care of every detail from buying right ingredients to serving a meal and cleaning up a kitchen afterwards. With PeopleEat, chefs get an opportunity to manage their work in a smooth and fast way using the provided workspace on a website and in the mobile app.