is a new website that connects picky diners and party planners with cooks. Visitors to the site choose from a selection of chefs in their area‚ ranging from freelance spice-rub specialists to master chefs at Michelin star-rated restaurants, and provide the location, date, number of guests, and how much they would like to pay. 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.
Kitchit opened for business this fall, offering more than 20 chefs in the San Francisco Bay area for personalized dinners, cocktail parties, and cooking lessons. The cost typically runs from $25 a person for large events with basic menus to as much as $200 a person for six-course meals including linens, flower arrangements, and wine pairings. Over the next year the company plans to expand to New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, and Boston."
HT: Norman Berger