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HomeMade is a whole new way to eat! We connect local home-based cooks with nearby hungry customers who can browse unique menus and order fresh and healthy homemade food. Download the app today and discover a whole new way to share your passion for cooking or experience new culinary discoveries!
California Assembly Bill 626 (AB-626), known as the Homemade Food Act, was signed into law by California Governor Brown on Sept 18, 2018 and went into effect on January 1, 2019. The legislation allows independent cooks to start small cooking operations from their home kitchens in a licensed and permitted manner AB626 Fact Sheet.
For the chef…
HomeMade is an innovative way to share your incredible, home-cooked cuisine with the world from the comfort of your own kitchen. Whether you are a trained chef or just someone with a passion for cooking, HomeMade is a place where you can create your own menu, set your hours, and earn money all while doing what you love.
For the foodie…
Feeling hungry but your usual spots aren’t “hitting the spot?” HomeMade is what your palate has always wanted but never knew it needed. We connect you with local chefs who prepare unique, delicious home-cooked eats. Whether you are new to the food game or an experienced diner, HomeMade is a way for you to explore new dishes in the neighborhoods you love.
Download our free app and customize your profile. You can join as a Home Cook or a food lover!
Customers may view available dishes and order for immediate pick-up or for future dates. The HomeMade App allows you to select your portion size, dish options, and desired pick-up time along with special requests to your Home Cook. Once you checkout, your Home Cook will confirm the order and notify you of the pick-up time. You can communicate directly with the Home Cook through the App. It’s a simple an easy process to get homemade food delivered to your door!
It’s easy! Simply download the HomeMade App, create a menu from your own personalized dashboard, and start managing your kitchen.
Next, upload the best photos of your signature dishes.
Our platform includes all of the functionality you need to advertise your menu and create your own foodie tribe via social media! Once your orders start rolling in, you can easily track your sales, set performance goals, keep order details, and respond to customer inquiries all in one place.
Customers may view available dishes on your menu for quick pick up or for future dates. The HomeMade app allows customers to select portion size, dish options, desired pickup times along with any special requests. Once the customer has paid for the order, you’ll confirm the order and notify them of the pick up time and location desired. For easy communications, you can chat directly with the customer.
We understand that we’re only as successful as our Home Cooks, which is why it’s our mission to make sure that we provide you with tools and resources you need to succeed. Currently the HomeMade App is completely FEE FREE for home chefs. We charge the customer a small convenience fee of 7.5% to cover costs.
HomeMade customers are local people in your community in search of new, tasty and fresh homemade food dishes to experience.
Requirements may differ in each county. Currently, you will need to complete the Standard Operating Procedures Form, apply for a permit in your county, and get your Food Safety Manager Certification. In addition, if you have other people in your home kitchen, each will need to obtain a Food Handlers Permit.
We make getting paid super easy. After 72 hours of any order being complete, you can login to the HomeMade for Home Chefs app and click the PAY ME button. We transfer the funds directly into your PayPal account instantly. It's that simple.
In addition, you can log into your HomeMade Chefs Portal at any time to review your orders, transactions, and payouts or setup real-time notifications.