To achieve this, inchefs.com the global internet marketplace was launched, which can be likened to a hyperlocal network of foodies and chefs. The special features of the marketplace are: (a) online registration of chefs and menus from anywhere in the world (b) location specific access to chefs (c) storing foodie preferences (d) an online transaction system (d) hire a personal chef (e) yumQuotes - an open marketplace that allows foodies to request quotes from selected chefs, accept one and pay (f) an Inchefs concierge that people can plant on their websites (g)popup restaurants (h) marketplace for special culinary creations (i) culinary lessons by chefs (j) self curated platform with reviews and ratings (k) edible gifts (l) travelers and tourists find local chefs to cook special meals.
inChefs.com has currently completed a soft launch and has about 70 customers (chefs) worldwide. We are holding inChefs promotion events to bring awareness to the consumers in the Bay Area. Wanteet has built the platform through self-funding. Wanteet is actively looking for additional sales and marketing $s to reach out to customers
Usha Kizhakekara founded Wanteet, Inc and the inChefs.com marketplace early 2013 with Vipul Bhopal spearheading the engineering team, and Mahendra C the backend engineer. Shyla Klinder joined the team in Dec 2013 as head of product - consumer experience. We have Jason Crayne and Jay Marshall on the advisory board along with Doug Ross.
The inChefs offering has incorporated flexibility which enables scalability in a very short period of time, both in terms of signing up chefs as well as enabling offers on customer requests. The online marketplace has the ability to grow with very little manual intervention.