Need a meal? “Airbnb for chefs” service launches in the UAE

Foodiac - the new “Airbnb for chefs" challenges the dining market in UAE. Courtesy of Foodiac.
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Need a gourmet meal in a jiffy? Then help may be at hand. A new service has been launched in the UAE offering high-end private chefs, for hire at the click of a button.

Described as “Airbnb for chefs”, Foodiac hails from Finland, and was rolled out to the UAE as of October 18. The service promises to reveal new chefs “daily”, including “local celebrity” and restaurant chefs, all of whom can be called on to cater for you when and where you please.

“We are bringing the elegance of fine dining to the comfort of your home or event,” says co-founder and CEO Miikka Makio.

“Foodiac will connect you directly with a handpicked network of the some of the world’s best chefs, right here in the UAE.”

As well as putting power in the consumers hands, the new start-up also offers alliterative income opportunities to entrepreneurial chefs.

“We want to help our chefs do what they love – cooking,” adds Makio. “In Finland, we now have chefs quitting their day-jobs and focusing full-time on Foodiac’s customers, making sure every meal they get is a meal to remember.”

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