Love to eat, not in the mood to cook? Perhaps you’re planning on having a few people over for dinner but you don’t have the time, patience, or know-how to coordinate the most important part of a dinner party – the food. Or maybe, you just want to treat your partner or best friends to a lovely night in with a decadent three-course meal.
With ChefXChange, such dreams are turned into reality. This platform literally caters to foodies of all sorts – from those who want to eat or even those who want to learn!
ChefXChange was founded by Karl Naïm and Marc Washington in 2013 after one of Naïm’s many dinner parties. He realized that with great hosting comes great responsibility, and to be the chef at your own dinner party can compromise time spent with your guests. Thus, the pair created ChefXChange, which operates similarly to Airbnb and Uber platforms. After its launch in 2014, the company opened up operations in Dubai, Washington DC, London, Beirut, are launching in Doha and Manama, and have recently set up camp in Kuwait!
So, how does this fun platform work? First off, you’ll need to sign up with their website, www.ChefXChange.com. Then, you choose the city you’ll be dining in, and the date you desire. A list of available chefs along with their menu samples will be provided, which you can enjoy yourself and take your time studying, analyzing and selecting! For example, when requesting a chef in Kuwait, you can “hire” a chef like Chef Ali, who is registered in the Kuwait City filter, and choose from his menus ranging in his specialties which are American, French and Barbecue.
The great thing about ChefXChange is that, like Airbnb, you’re encouraged to communicate with the chefs—it’s necessary so that you can notify them about any concerns, questions, reservations or requests about their provided menus. Another important thing to mention to the chefs is what their provided workspace lacks or includes—because they’ll be setting up camp in your kitchen, they’ll need to know fully what they’re working with.
With ChefXChange, you can also request Chefs from other countries! Should you choose to do that, however, you’ll be responsible for paying for their airfare and accommodation. But if you want to skip those extra fees, you can keep your fingers crossed and perhaps an out-of-towner chef will appear in your city if they’re willing to work while they’re there.
That’s the beauty about ChefXChange – both the chef and the customer have complete liberty to organize the job as they see fit, and to tweak and negotiate any blurred lines that may appear. Also, the chef is responsible for bringing his or her own ingredients, and anything else you may request at an additional cost – such as drinks or even a service staff—and will clean up their workspace once they are done.
Suppose you’re a chef, amateur or professional, who wants to get out there? ChefXChange is the perfect platform to join. All you have to do is register yourself as a chef upon signing up, follow a few instructions, submit any resume or experience you may have, sample menus and what cuisines you excel in, and voila! You can expect that orders will be at your fingertips in no time.
When using ChefXChange, it’s customary to review your experience – this helps the platform’s community all around –from prospective diners to the chef themselves, there’s always room for praise, constructive criticism and improvement.
But what brought ChefXChange to Kuwait? The nation’s love of food, of course, not to mention the culinary talent brimming at the rim of this tiny country’s melting pot. We can’t deny that we love to eat, and that many of us love to cook – and we’re good at doing both! The Kuwait City operation currently has five local chefs on board, and are welcoming more chefs to join.
So if you have a penchant for cooking, don’t hesitate—look into ChefXChange as soon as you get to a computer. It might just be the best thing you can do for your culinary career. If you’re just hungry and want to eat, or you want to put together an unforgettable dinner party, get online and explore this delicious platform—you won’t be disappointed.
Planning your first ChefXChange experience? Use this discount code for 10KD off of your first booking: CXCKWT16.