- Browse from our list of @Home Grubs and click on any grub category that interests you.
- You will see a list of all the chefs located near you who are making that grub in their home kitchens.
- Click on the Chef's avatar to enter their kitchen and get more details on their grub.
- When ready to order, just click on the green "Place Order" button and select items from their menu.
While in the chef's kitchen, if you do not see a green "Place Order" button, this means the kitchen is currently closed and not accepting any orders.
Additionally, you can also determine if the kitchen is opened or closed by a green dot located on top of the chef's avatar. This is called the chef's online-indicator. If the green dot is present, this means the chef is online - kitchen is open and accepting orders. The absent of a green dot means the chef is offline - kitchen is closed and not accepting orders.
Step 1 Chef Registration
SELL YOUR HOMEMADE FOOD! Making a living selling your homemade food sounds like a dream come true right? We sure think so. By registering to become a chef on @Home Grub you can do just that, and we’re here to help! We have many valuable resources available for getting started on the right foot with your home-based food microenterprise business.
To become a Chef for any of our @Home Grub categories, you must first create a Chef Profile by clicking on the "New Chefs Sign Up Here" button located on the top toolbar. After successfully filling out the registration form a verification email will be sent to the email you entered on the registration form. You will need to click on the link inside this email to complete the registration process.
Step 2 Kitchen Registration
Once you successfully register as a chef, your next step is to register your home kitchen. To access the Kitchen Registration form just login with your userid and password, then click on the cog wheel located on the right hand side of the top toolbar then select Administration from the drop down menu.
Here you will enter details about your kitchen such as kitchen name, kitchen logo, phone number that customers can reach you, Kitchen's address where customer can pick up their orders...etc. Once your kitchen has been registered you can now start to build your menu(s). Additionally, you will now have access to your own Kitchen Wall. Think of the Kitchen Wall as a mini-website complete with individual url you can share. Use this Kitchen Wall to showcase your food, kitchen, processes and anything else you can think of that will enncourage customers to choose your grub over other cooks making the same grub. Use text descriptions, photos and videos to tell the world how your menu items are better or more unique than any others. It's basically where you advertise and promote yourself and your food. Personal kitchen URL you can share.
Just login when you are open for business and logout when you are closed. When you are logged in, a green dot will appear next to your chef's avatar indicating to customers you're kitchen is open and ready for orders. When you are logged out the green dot will be removed indicating to customers you are offline - kitchen is closed and not accepting any orders.
Step 3 Build Your Menu
We make it very easy to create great looking menus. Just upload the best looking photos of your food and then add descriptions and prices. Our menu system is very flexable and powerful. You can add any information you like such as delivery/shipping instructions, Ingredients, serving sizes, availability dates/times...etc. Easily publish and remove menu items on the fly without having to re-enter the menu item. This allows you to have customized daily menus. Our text editing features such as multiple text fonts, text colors and text styles allow you to get as fancy as you like in your menu item descriptions.
Online Payment System Integrated into Your Menu
Each Chef's Kitchen profile includs a menu system integrated directly into our online payment system verified by PayPal. Anytime someone orders from your menu the payment will be directly deposited into your account. No need to handel money when customers come to pick up their grub.
We'll find you customers
We will work on providing you new customers, you can just focus on the fun part, cooking your favourite dishes. Once your kitchen is registered it will instantly appear on our marketplace and visible to all the customers. A ready made audience, for free! You cook, we'll do the rest.
No problem. Click on the "Contact Us" menu item from the top menu bar and fill out the contact form specifying your issue.
Need Help Obtaining a Permit?
Click "here " to view the COOK Alliance resource page. They have lots of good information on how to obtain a permit.
Need A New Grub Catagory Added?
Click on the "Contact Us" menu item from the top menu bar. Fill out the contact form specifying the new category you want added and we will add it ASAP.
Food Saftey Related Complaints?
Click on the "Contact Us" menu item from the top menu bar. Fill out the contact form specifying your complaint.
Click here for General permit requirements for starting a MEHKO
Click here for list of California counties and links to each couties Environmental Health Agency MEHKO Ordinance/Resolution.