Application Idea

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)

http://www.eater.com/2015/12/7/9852106/kitchensurfing-private-chef-app-uber

http://www.eater.com/2016/3/31/11293260/airbnb-for-food-apps-eatwith-feastly

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.♣

On-demand private chef startup Kitchit shuts down

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

  1. Diversity
  2. Modularity
  3. Openness
  4. Slack Resources
  5. Matching Cycles

Further exploration required and to come.

-dec

Follow up

Another open link http://sustainabilityadvantage.com/2010/08/10/5-criteria-for-a-sustainable-business-model/

 

 

 

 

◊ 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.

 

 

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Author: DEC

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