BITES connects foodies with local cooks & chefs for in-home, farm-to-table dining experiences. No tip, no tax, and it's byob.
FOODIES can find local cooks, chat with them, see their availability, request a menu from the cook, indicate the maximum they're willing to pay, collaborate on the specifics of the dining experience, reserve the cook, and then come back after the dining experience to rate & review the cook and post any dining pics.
COOKS of all skill levels, from amateurs to professionals, create cooking profiles on our app and offer their cooking services to foodies nearby. Home cooks, students, chefs, and independent eateries participate. Cooks set their own prices, availability, and cuisine offerings...these are fun, flexible cooking gigs that suit any schedule. Cooks can edit their profiles at any time, making changes to their cuisine offerings, pricing, and availability. Cooks can also share their cooking profiles to their social media feed thru our app.
OUR MISSION is to make farm-to-table dining accessible to everyone. We support local growers, slow food, and sustainability efforts.
WE ASPIRE to connect people more consciously to their communities and to the earth through memorable, meaningful dining experiences that have beneficial impact on people and the planet. We celebrate cultural diversity, promote inclusivity and support community building. We seek to economically empower professional cooks, students, home cooks, and independent eateries with creative work they can be passionate about. We seek to give visibility and support to urban farms, micro farms, co-ops, backyard gardens, and community gardens, helping them increase their profits and decrease their waste. We seek to incentivize small and tiny growers to grow more for us locally, sustainably, so we can move away from globalized, commercial food production.
This is ALL BRAND NEW, rebuilt entirely from the ground up! You won't recognize it. We literally scrapped the old app and started over from scratch with an incredible new team. We've redesigned it and massively improved the user experience for foodies and cooks.
Beyond that, we've added lots of new features..here are just some of those features.
* Inspiring random quotes that welcome users onto the app each time the app is launched
* Foodies can reserve a cook 3 days ahead (previously, 5 days)
* Foodies collaborate with the cook on their menu
* Foodies now have profiles that cooks can see
* Foodies can tell the cook the max bill they're willing to pay for a dining experience
* Foodies can use Apple Pay to make payment
* Cooks get paid to refer cook friends to Bites thru the cook referral program
* Cooks can now share their cooking profile image on social media
* Students can cook for other students and indicate their school affiliation in their bios
* Independent eateries (along with food trucks) can create profiles for their eatery
* Cooks can indicate their availability up to 3 months in advance
* Validation of identities of all users on the system
* Location services is now available to foodies
Here’s what’s new in our latest update:
* View cooks in other cities when cooks in your area haven't discovered Bites yet
* Adds a social tool for foodies to help cooks in their area discover Bites
* Student cook profiles now highlight school affiliation
* Indie Eatery profiles now highlight business name
* Adds more help for cooks to manage their accounts
* Fixes an issue with cooks editing their profiles
Ratings and Reviews
The bites movement is the way of the future. And it’s also a way back to the important things that we’ve lost - community, real food from the earth, and adventure. From the ethnic plethora of culinary options that are locally sourced, to the chefs that make it all come to life right in our kitchens surrounded by friends and family, bites delivers the unique experience we are all seeking.
Developer Response ,
We thank you sincerely for having left a 5 star review for the bites app back in April 2018. We believe in our mission to normalize farm-to-table for everyone, everywhere and we believe in everything you said in your wonderful review. We want you to know that our initial go at building this app was a bit rocky. We wanted to improve the user experience on our app, both from the technical side and from the design side, and so back in March 2019 we put together a brand new development and design team and completely rebuilt this app from the ground up. The vision and mission remains intact - that's not changing. What's changed is that the eater, foodie, cook, and chef all have a much better experience on the bites app itself. We encourage you to see for yourself. If you've still got the old bites app on your iPhone or iPad, please delete it and go back to the App Store to download the new bites app. We sincerely thank you.
bites is currently my favorite app!! i love how easy it is to use and how i get to experience a beautifully made meal in the comfort of my own home:) the newest version makes it so easy to reach out to your local chefs and have this awesome in home dining experience!
Developer Response ,
We thank you for having left a beautiful review of the bites app back in March 2018. Our initial go at the bites app was full of passion, but the technical and design aspects of it didn't meet our own standards for the kind of experience we wanted to provide to eaters, foodies, cooks and chefs. Our vision and mission to normalize farm-to-table for everyone, everywhere remains intact. What's changed is that in March 2019, we put together a brand new development and design team and began rebuilding the bites app from the ground up. We just launched our new bites app on the App Store. We invite you to download it and experience it for yourself. It's a significantly better user experience. We thank you sincerely.
What a great app to fuse together the people who want food, the people who grow food, and the people who cook the food. Awesome app and so simple to build and research profiles.
Developer Response ,
We thank you for having left a 5 star review for the bites app back in March 2018. We want you to know that our initial go at building this app was a bit rocky and we weren't happy about that. We wanted to improve the user experience on our app, both from the technical side and from the design side, and so back in March 2019 we put together a brand new development and design team and have completely rebuilt this app from the ground up. The vision and mission of bites remains intact. What's changed is that eaters, foodies, cooks, and chefs all have a much better experience on the bites app itself. We invite you to see for yourself. If you've still got the old bites app on your iPhone or iPad, please delete it and go back to the App Store to download the new bites app. Our sincere thanks to you!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.