On-demand chef startup Cozymeal launches in Seattle with custom cooking classes and catering

Datetime:2016-08-23 03:27:27          Topic:          Share
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When it comes to on-demand chef services in Seattle, there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen.

Cozymeal , a platform that connects professional chefs with foodies for cooking classes and catering, is launching in the Seattle area this week. The San Francisco-based startup already serves the Bay Area, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Boston.

The service is similar to pop-up restaurant startup Feastly and Kitchensurfing, an on-demand chef service that GeekWire reviewed last summer . But Cozymeal CEO Samad Nasserian insists his company offers something different.

“Cozymeal is the only platform that exclusively works with professional chefs and has vetted every single chef on the platform,” he said. “This is why almost all major tech companies use Cozymeal regularly for their team events, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter.”

In Seattle, Cozymeal has partnered with 15 professional chefs, including Bruce Naftaly, former owner of Le Gourmand. The platform facilitates booking, payment processing, and marketing and receives 10 to 15 percent of each booking.

Cozymeal investors include Match.com co-founder Will Bunker and others who’ve previously invested in Spotify, DocuSign, and Instacart. The startup isn’t disclosing how much funding it has raised.