Our customers look for a range of culinary experiences so we welcome chefs at all levels, whether self-taught, culinary academy-educated or working professionals. As culinary professionals we expect you to comply with these industry-regulated hygiene standards: we recommend either Food Hygiene Training or HACCP Training from food-hygiene-certificate.co.uk.
Please ensure your appearance reflects high hygiene standards, with hair pinned back, impeccably clean hands and nails (preferably unvarnished), no jewellery and minimal make-up. We expect rigorous hand-washing, use of gloves where appropriate and immaculate chef’s whites/jackets or aprons.
To become a The DiningClub Chef, you’ll also need:
* To be aged over 18
* To have no unspent criminal convictions
* A smartphone – iPhone (iOS 10 and above) or Android (5 and above)
You’re your own boss. No one tells you how many hours to work and when. It is completely up to you. You will be able to choose when to work by giving your availability via the in-app calendar and you will appear in the foodies’ research depending on the dates they select. Of course, the greater your availability, the more likely you are to receive bookings, the more money you make, hence we encourage you to be active on the app as much as possible.
That’s up to you! You can agree to as many or as few diners as you like, depending on how confident you feel. Prices are calculated on a per head basis, and you can set minimum and maximum numbers of diners for your set of menus.
Yes, of course. They will be able to review you, but you’ll also be able to leave your review. Honest feedback helps ensure that everyone is accountable for their behavior and for the service offered. This accountability creates a respectful, safe environment for both chefs and foodies.
Instant Booking doesn’t require approval from chefs before they can be booked.
If you have Instant Booking on, it will apply to all available dates on your calendar. Foodies will be able to automatically book with you.
The benefits of Instant Booking include:
– Convenience: get booked without having to respond to each request.
– More foodie interest: foodies can use filters to search for menus that can be booked instantly.
– Search placement: Instant Booking positively affects your response rate for your listing, which can improve your placement in the search results.
You can turn on or off Instant Bookings at any time: go to Your Profile > Booking settings. To turn Instant Booking on, select foodies who meet all your requirements can book without requesting approval. To turn Instant Book off, select All foodies must send reservation requests.
Instant booking will automatically be turned off if Foodies try to make a booking less than 24 hours prior to the date selected.