They've got no one in Salt Lake City. If I sent them a picture of my kitchen and dining room, they'd keep it that way :-)
The company pre-vets all hosts to ensure that they’re not only good cooks, but that they also are friendly and have the skills necessary to get along with and host strangers in their home. According to Michlin, there are three main “ingredients” it looks for in a host: the ability to host and communicate; ability to cook; and the ambiance of their home. Each host’s home and menu is reviewed before being added to the platform.
Of hosts that apply, only about 4 percent make it on...
Good point, there are a few new business types that kind of skirt the law. The new ride services like Uber, and room rentals from Airbnb. I do not know enough about either to say if they are or are not breaking any laws. But I do know that they all seem to be making truck loads of cash from investors.
If a diner gets serious food poisoning, who is going to be taking the blame?
On a related note, didn't Texas pass some sort of new law recently allowing home cooks to sell stuff to the public without health department certification?
Seems like a gray area in law today. After all, airbnb hosts don't have a hotel license, Uber drivers don't have a taxi license, etc...
I don't think there's anything suspicious or shady about it. I suppose that eatwith's investors did a bit of research before shelling out their $8,000,000.
But that's for selling your baked goods, not for hosting a party and charging your guests.
Each situation is different. For example, personal chefs have been charging customers money for buying and preparing food for them for decades, yet they aren't inspected by the FDA, and don't require a license.
As for Uber, it's not without its issues either, as you may know if you've followed the news lately.
Visiting eaters would probably enjoy nice wine pairings with dinner. Utah's alcohol laws are some of the strangest, most clueless on the planet. I don't see Eatwith doing well in Utah for now.
This type of business has been going on for years, albeit as an underground operation; not publicized, not backed by a large group with money behind it. Mostly up and coming chefs with no where to cook and feature their talents.
As a Home Cook who would love to entertain, cook and make a mid-sized group of folks, who love food as much as I do, happy,
Once a month to start, a rotating menu, BYOB, hour and a half and then you're out the door, that way I don't have to deal with a belligerent drunk... all though if you served the wine, you could control the mayhem, but I prefer the wines that I like and someone else may not.
But then again, we live out in the middle of the freakin' desert, who's gonna come out there?
I doubt any strangers would want to eat at my house as well.
Thank you for the insight Jellly!
mimi, Mr. K~Couple is the same way, maybe you and I should go to dinner and leave them at home
but seriously, I've mentioned this to a couple of the folks `round here and they think that I should go for it,
maybe being a Personal Chef might be more in line out here, I searched the American Personal & Private Chef Assoc.
and there are no chefs for over 100 miles!
@French Fries but I'm not a chef FF, I have no training, I fly by the seat of my pants right now
There is an online program for Personal Chefs, but, zwooee! the price is at a premium!
I know how to cook, I know how to use a knife,
but it's the business side I don't know