A new trend that is emerging is that of an app that gives you chefs to cook for you. You can choose from a huge diversity of chefs of different specialties, and he prepares your dinner, either in your house or his. I don´t like to make this kind of parallel, but it's one of the easiest ways to explain this idea. Uber's principle is: I have a car, I know how to drive, people need to move around, I drive for them. In this case, it would be: I have a kitchen, I know how to cook, people want to eat, I cook for them.
My big doubt about this idea is: Would you eat at someone's house? Or would you prefer to bring the Chef to cook in your house?
I see plenty of potential in this idea, but in a different way, not just promoting dinners. The big point here is to connect people. One group wants to provide a service, and other one wants to enjoy a service. In this case, the focus would be the gastronomic area. I don´t like very much the idea of generalizing this kind of connection, because if you lose focus, become a mess. Each market has its own particularities and deserves due attention.
Focusing on this market, I, as a consumer, would like to have this service available for a few reasons.
1. Increase the diversity of gastronomic options
2. Assuming we are talking about Personal Chef; An exclusive experience.
3. And with affordable price, because the fixed cost of the Chef is almost zero.
Analyzing on the Chef's side, the advantages outweigh. The biggest of them is to increase their range of customers. In this platform can be offered several other services besides a dinner, but also cooking classes, frozen lunches, etc.
The aim of having a platform to direct these services and credibility for the services provided. No one questions the legitimacy of an Uber driver. Beyond that, the platform aims to promote the service providers. I strongly believe in this idea to support new chefs, who can´t open the restaurant itself. It's a stepping stone in their careers.
Here in the USA, there are a lot of similar apps, in Brazil I've already heard of some. The fact is none of them was a big hit, so I still believe there is a market. What do you think about this idea?