CookinGenie co-founders Sabah Drabu and Abhijit Ganguly were encouraged to solve the problem of families sacrificing health for convenience. They started CookinGenie in 2019 as an alternative for busy families to use a personal chef instead of eating out at restaurants. Customers pick the menu, “genie” chef, and time; CookinGenie does the grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. CookinGenie offers its services for any occasion and can handle large gatherings.
CookinGenie offers customers 250 dishes of diverse cuisines, including French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Greek, and more.
CookinGenie is designed for customers who lack the time or energy to cook at home. Or for those who want to throw a party and actually be part of it and not in the kitchen the whole night. Its services give clients a break from the monotonous routine. Customers can even customize their food experience. For example, maybe they want to cook but don't want to take the time for shopping and prep. CookinGenie can customize its services to meet your needs.
CookinGenie chefs shop for food right before the cooking session, which gives customers the freshest meal possible. All chefs have food handling certifications and adhere to strict food safety habits.
CookinGenie employs chefs with a wide range of skills, with many being culinary trained. All chefs pass a background check and have passed a company-standard taste test. All the online reviews for CookinGenie rave about the “genie” chef and specifically their professionalism and amiable personalities. Customers report enjoying having these chefs in their homes.
CookinGenie sells gift cards so customers can gift this unique home dining experience to others.
Although specific pricing would require putting together an order, CookinGenie pricing is comparable to eating at an upscale restaurant.
CookinGenie is currently operational in the areas of Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, Ohio. CookinGenie is hoping to expand nationally.