Become a cook today

Get set up as a cook on the platform and start making money selling your food, all in 3 simple steps:

Food safety checks
Write your profile page
Upload your food listings

It’s very important that our customers can trust you and the food they’re eating. The good news is this is very EASY to achieve as a home cook, and we’re here to help you to do it quickly so that you can move on to the fun stuff!

1.1 Register with your local Council

You need to submit a food business registration license with your local authority. This will take you no more than 10 minutes and once registered, you should be given a date for an inspection. We expect all our cooks to receive a 4* or 5* hygiene rating, which is very achievable with some careful preparation. 

1.2 Obtain a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

mailto: who prepares or serves food in the catering industry must understand their legal responsibilities on how to carry out their roles safely. A Level 2 Food Hygiene course will teach you the basic principles of food hygiene, and typically take no longer than 2 hours to complete. You can complete the course below or choose one yourself, but it must be CPD approved. If you already have a certificate, please send us a copy.

The Food Standards Agency also has lots of useful resources, including a Safer Food, Better Business guide for small businesses. This can be really useful for fact-checking any food hygiene related questions or queries you may have along the way.

Fill out the form below to share your story – tell us a bit about you and what inspires you, your signature dishes and why you cook what you do. People aren’t just buying food, they’re buying YOUR food, and the stories behind it. 

It is also where potential customers can see information about your availability and your delivery and /or collection arrangements, so you need to decide what works best for you. Customers could collect from your home or you might choose to deliver it yourself and charge a little extra. 

The form will also be asked to upload a profile image. Your profile picture is a really important part of your profile. This photo MUST be a landscape image. We can use portrait photos for social media etc, but for your profile page a landscape image works best.

  • Ideally, this is a picture of you looking happy in your kitchen environment.
  • It is nice to show you holding or preparing some of your food in the picture.
  • Take your photo during the day time, using natural lighting rather than artificial lighting.

Now is the fun part – start creating your menu. Upload a form for each food item you’d like to sell, and we’ll upload it to your page. We’ll ask you for a tasty product description, portions and prices, as well as allergen information for each product. You will also be asked to upload some photos with your food listing. Great looking pictures of your food are not only very important for showing customers what they’re buying, but they also sell your food! Here are some tips:

  • We need landscape photos for the website, but feel free to take portrait photos too – we can use these on our social media.
  • It is important to show how your food looks from different angles and demonstrate portion sizes clearly. For example if it is a cake or a pie, take a photo of the whole thing as well as one of an individual serving eg. a slice.
  • Always try to use natural lighting rather than artificial lighting – find a nice source of diffused light eg. by a window.
  • Make sure there is plenty of space around the food so that we can edit the image. We want a nice neutral background that doesn’t detract from the food.
  • Keep it simple – plain white plates tend to make your food stand out, but don’t be afraid to get creative and use ingredients and garnishes to brighten up your photos. Look for colourful herbs, chillies and flowers! 

…and that’s everything! Hang tight and we’ll be in touch to let you know how your page is coming along! In the meantime, send us any questions or updates to:


There is no right amount of food listings to have on your page. Only share food that you love to cook, and know your limits! Of course the more food you have on offer, the more food there is for customers to choose from. 

No, as long as it is CPD approved. There are a lot of courses on the internet, so feel free to do your research. All courses should teach you the basic principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)

No, absolutely not! Most smartphone cameras are good enough for food and profile snaps, as long as you’re using good natural light and setting up your shots well. We do have a photographer who we are happy to send to your home to take your photos if you aren’t confident doing it yourself, or you don’t have access to any sort of camera. 

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