Hosting a dinner party is one of the most gratifying ways of bringing together old friends and new acquaintances for a genuinely good time. Kitchit, a start-up launched last year in San Francisco with outposts now in Los Angeles and New York, is the ultimate resource for the busy, social hostess, offering you a professional chef to prepare your dinner party for you—affordably. Founded by three Stanford grad school students, Brendan Marshall, Ian Ferguson and George Tang, Kitchit completely removes the hassle of planning your dining fête by providing you the convenience of hosting at your home and choosing the menu without having to handle the actual cooking or clean-up. So, you don’t end up playing concierge coordinating your guests with pricey restaurants, or stress out in the kitchen rushing to make a recipe by Ina or Giada. Plus, Kitchit is also a great way for awesome chefs to make a little extra cash!
And the meals aren’t limited to just dinner; Kitchit offers its services for every meal and occasion, ranging from four-star to casual options, cooking lessons, cocktail parties and large events.
How It Works:
1. Join and browse chefs. Join by entering your email or logging in through Facebook. Browse chef profiles in your area or speak to the Kitchit Concierge for personalized recommendations.
2. Personalize your event. Send an “inquiry” to your chef to check his or her availability, then plan the menu—that choice is your as to what you serve! The chef can also arrange for services like waitstaff, bartenders, rentals, flowers, and more. These items will be added to the price quote you receive from the chef.
3. Confirm and send invites. Confirm your booking and select payment. You can invite guests and even split the check through Kitchit as well.
Prices start at about $40 a person for casual dinners to as much as $200 a person for six-course meals including linens, flower arrangements, and wine pairings. A chef who agrees to the details does the shopping and prep work and shows up ready to cook, serve, and clean. Kitchit takes a cut of 10 percent to 20 percent of the price you pay for helping put it all together.
Host your next dinner party or event with Kitchit! Vixely friends who have tried it have given Kitchit rave reviews. Relative to quality restaurants, Kitchit is very affordable, and offers you the conveniences of home (with your music playing and copious wine freely flowing) without any of the stress. Plus, it’s a fun, different experience for your guests!
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