Are you the sort of person who loves to cook and share your food? Perhaps your friends tell you that you should do Bake Off, or maybe you’ve already started doing a bit of cooking for friends’ events or for fundraising? You might have cooked for a ski season or have a great idea for a food product you’d like to develop? Maybe you are the person who always makes friends’ birthday cakes? Or loves to connect with your ethnic roots through sharing the food you grew up with? Or just loves to make your own ravioli…?
Launching in Autumn 2019 we are on the hunt for ‘Home Cook Heroes’ for our launch and we’d love to hear from you.
We’re here to make process smooth and hassle-free, so you can focus on your hasselbacks.
Link to enquiry page and register for newsletter page
FAQ’s for Cook Recruitment
Q. How do I find out about becoming a cook with All About the Cooks?
We are always searching for fresh new talent and keen chefs looking to ‘make some dough’. If you want to become one of our ‘hero cooks’, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our contact page
Q. Are there any special requirements to become a cook?
Yes. Most importantly, you need to cook delicious food and be passionate about home-cooking.
All cooks have to register with the Local Authority, which means you can be inspected to achieve a hygiene rating, but you can continue to cook and sell your food in the meantime. We also expect all cooks to have passed their Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety and Hygiene.
You will need to be insured too but we manage that for you with no upfront costs.
We’d also like to meet you for an informal chat.
Q. How will shoppers find my food?
Once you become a cook through our platform you’ll have the opportunity to create your own Cook Profile Page. This is where you can share your story; a bit about you, what inspires you, your signature dishes and why you cook what you do. People aren’t just buying food, they are buying YOUR food, and the stories behind it. Using location and a range of filters, people will discover your Cook Profile Page and buy your food. It’s as simple as that!
People will also want to see pictures of your food, and we’ll help you to take photographs to make your food really appetizing and delicious.
Q. What can I cook?
The things you do best. Whatever you love to cook and people love to eat.
Q. What about Delivery or Collection?
Well, this is also up to you to decide what is best for you, and the food you cook. Customers could collect from your home or you might choose to deliver it yourself. We can connect you to third party if you’d like us to. This sort of information should be included on your profile page.
Q. How do I manage when I cook?
This will also be included in your profile page. You might choose to cook on a regular day and deliver the next. Or you may just want to take the week off. We understand that some of our cooks will be fitting it around other things going on in their lives, so it important that they can be very flexible – that’s one of the great things about being one of the AATC cooks - the power is in your hands!
Q. Who sets the price of the food?
Your creations, your price! It’s up to you what you charge for your food.
Q. Are there any costs in being an AATC cook?
No, there are no direct costs, although we will deduct commission to cover our costs and to make sure you are properly insured. So your costs relate to how much you sell.
Q. How do I get paid?
People will pay for the food when they order on the website. Once we know its been received by a happy customer, we’ll process the payment to be made to you by bank transfer on a regular payment day each week.
Q. What about packaging?
We have supplies of packaging available in some standard sizes. When you start you’ll be provided with All About the Cooks stickers and will need to identify the allergens present each dish from a list on the sticker - a friendly hand-written message for the customer would also be nice.
We are hoping to introduce compostable options and a ceramic dish service soon too.