‘Skip-the-Dishes of personal occasions’: Chef-at-home enterprise launches in Okanagan

‘Skip-the-Dishes of personal occasions’: Chef-at-home enterprise launches in Okanagan

After greater than 10 years working within the restaurant trade alongside Okanagan cooks, Jeremy Cummins knew there was extra to the culinary expertise than simply consuming out.

Cummins and 4 others from Kelowna determined that the Okanagan was a vacation spot that might host a kind of turn-key chef-at-home idea.

For these searching for an intimate eating expertise, it could be so simple as going to Chezyou.web and reserving a chef or occasion for his or her special day.

“We now have a database of cooks based mostly within the Okanagan, who use native meals as a lot as they will,” defined Cummins. “The enterprise will service all the Okanagan, from Kelowna to Vernon, to Revelstoke and Huge White.”

The enterprise simply launched this November, however the firm is already reserving occasions. Quickly to return will probably be chef profiles, so shoppers can get hold of completely different culinary experiences that they is perhaps craving.

“We will probably be teaming up with native wineries as effectively. For instance, in case you love Crown and Thieves meals, you’ll be able to e-book their chef to return to do a wine-paired dinner with the Crown and Thieves wine and chef,” stated Cummins.

Availability will probably be depending on the cooks and their schedules.

Cummins believes the chef-at-home idea is one that’s actually wanted within the Okanagan however knew sourcing a chef for birthday or Christmas events was no straightforward activity, and that gave option to a marketplace for a kind of reserving agent that might present this service.

“We need to be that one-stop-shop for individuals wanting to rent for occasions,” he stated. “We take into account ourselves the Skip-the-Dishes of personal occasions.”

‘Skip-the-Dishes of personal occasions’: Chef-at-home enterprise launches in Okanagan

Chez You chef Lucas Istace prepares dinner for a non-public celebration of 10 in West Kelowna. (Chez You/Submitted)

Cummins says Chez You additionally supplies servers, hosts, cleansing employees and sommeliers if the consumer is concerned about internet hosting a bigger occasion.

This idea didn’t simply catch the eyes of consumers both, as native cooks have been additionally eager on the thought. Chez You supplies a contract-style alternative for cooks, for them to create their very own schedule and work as a lot or as little as they need.

“Cooks have been additionally within the capability to make their very own menus in addition to work face-to-face with friends, which they may not have whereas working in a restaurant kitchen,” stated Cummins.

At present, there are about 25 completely different cooks to select from throughout the Okanagan and Chez You is all the time searching for extra to enroll.

Different potentialities the enterprise is wanting into is to transcend bringing a chef to your own home, corresponding to having a chef journey on a household trip to locations like Mexico or away on a retreat.

The value for a non-public eating expertise ranges from $40 an individual for an intimate tapas meal to one thing as extravagant as $250 an individual, for a four-course meal occasion.

Born and bred within the Okanagan, Chez You hopes to go nationwide after which into the U.S. by subsequent spring.


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