I recently have been researching existing solutions for an application and have added a 3rd requirement that I believe would be the
- A Personal Chef (The Service Provider)
- The Consumer (End User)
- A Food Supplier (in my local case, that would be Grocery Gateway ) ◊
Upon a Google search I came up with a few options with obvious, and not so obvious short comings or lacking an ability to use the app in my location.
https://www.chefxchange.com/ (Not available in Toronto at this time)
https://www.hireachef.com/ website listed many chefs in the GTA.
Feature Opportunity: I also believe that an application should facilitate meal planning as a collaborative tool with the Chef and Consumer. The Food Supplier could then have an avenue of regular business every time the Chef and Consumer created a Meal Plan for their agreed upon period of time. Once completed the application would generate a list of food required to fulfill the Meal Plan.
http://www.thechefupstairs.com/private_chef_at_home.html A homegrown site and solution right here in Toronto. More to explore, maybe they’d be interested in supporting this idea further.♣
Why did KitchIt shut down? Opportunity to learn from their experiences.
Others cited above have shut down or launched and shuttered for a lack of a “sustainable business model”.
http://nbs.net/five-principles-of-a-sustainable-business-model/ This article outlines the following 5 items
- Slack Resources
- Matching Cycles
Further exploration required and to come.
◊ I have not been in contact with Grocery Gateway to even know whether they are open to such a proposal.
♣ http://www.thechefupstairs.com/private_chef_at_home.html Partnership/Joint Venture Opportunity, etc.