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Founder & CEO Leonardo De Aguiar wanted to plan a thoughtful romantic evening for his partner, who was finally moving to Denver after several years of long-distance dating. The evening Leo had envisioned went beyond going out to eat at a nice restaurant as he wanted her to feel welcome in the apartment they would be sharing. He thought to himself, how could he bring the delight of a great meal to the intimacy of his own home if he wasn't a great cook?
The answer seemed simple: Why not hire a personal chef to bring that curated dining experience to his home? How hard could that be? As it turned out, finding and hiring a reputable personal chef was no easy feat. After sending more than a dozen emails to different Chefs across various platforms and listings, Leonardo was met by a wall of silence. The Chefs that did answer his request were difficult to contact, slow to respond, or didn’t have an inspiring plan for how they’d go about creating a memorable experience.
As he reflected on the process, Leonardo knew that the private chef experience shouldn’t be reserved for a chosen few, especially in an era defined by a rise of on-demand services powered by technology. Why wasn’t there a platform connecting talented chefs to diners who wanted to elevate the ordinary?
WHY WE DO IT:
At INTUEAT, we know there is no better place to create lasting memories with family and friends than around your own dining table. Every INTUEAT experience is cultivated to be the bedrock upon which unforgettable moments are built. We believe that purpose drives superior organizations, not solely profit. They grow transactions by growing relationships; they live through their people and are held accountable for their impact on society. Our purpose is to bridge the gap between hospitality professionals and discerning diners seeking unique high-end dining experiences. In fulfilling our purpose we elevate our Chef's quality of life and change the way people make memories around the dinner table.
HOW WE ACCOMPLISH IT:
By providing a more streamlined and elegant solution to booking a personal chef in the digital age. Imagine what life would be like if all of the coordination that goes into preparing a five-star catered meal is handled for you. Your Chef does the shopping, cooking, and cleaning and brings all the tools they need with them, including the tableware! The Chefs you see represented on the INTUEAT platform are independent contractors who are highly respected culinary professionals. They are hand selected and invited to become members of INTUEAT because they demonstrate a deep devotion to professionalism and meticulous execution of their craft. All you need to do is tell them when, where, and what you'd like to eat.
WHAT WE ARE:
Established in 2019, INTUEAT is an innovative luxury brand & digital marketplace that provides discerning diners access to an elite portfolio of hand-selected independent contractor private chefs who are passionate about providing bespoke in-home culinary experiences. Your peace of mind is a critical priority to us. That’s why we've adopted a rigorous vetting methodology to qualify our Chefs and ensure that every client can feel comfortable and at ease when inviting any of our Chefs into their home. Our plug-and-play model creates an exceptional standard of quality so that our Chefs have every tool they need to curate magical culinary experiences. We’re disrupting the food and beverage industry with a platform pioneering fine dining that comes to you.
The INTUEAT Team, including its founder, is a group of passionate visionaries on a mission to connect the apex of private chef talent with our clients to deliver the ultimate culinary experience. Our aggregate experience in the hospitality, culinary, and tech sectors has converged to create the only on-demand fine-dining experience available. Armed with real-world exposure to the inner workings of a global conglomerate, fine culinary artistry, rare wine procurement, and exquisite design, we know what it takes to make memories around food. INTUEAT is locked, loaded, and eager to disrupt the stodgy private chef industry with a level of service that exceeds the expectations of all who engage.
At INTUEAT, we know there is no better place to create lasting memories with your loved ones than around your own dining table. Born out of the need to connect passionate best-in-class chefs with clients craving a magical culinary experiences that transcends the traditional walls of a restaurant. Every experience we facilitate should be nurtured and cultivated to spark unforgettable moments on both sides of the plate, so we are wholeheartedly committed to making every bite a core memory. The driving force behind the success of our platform is our devotion to exemplary customer service and precise execution during every interaction.
We stand apart from our competitors by focusing on quality over quantity for both our chef members and clients. Our objective is to disrupt the Food & Beverage industry through our innovative digital marketplace & concierge service by providing a better way to find a private or personal chef in todays digital age. While we must remain steadfast to our goal of generating revenue, we believe that purpose drives superior organizations, not solely profit. They grow transactions by growing relationships; they live through the people they serve and are held accountable for their impact on society.
Your safety is our top priority. That’s why INTUEAT has adopted a rigorous vetting methodology to qualify and endorse any of the independent contractor Chefs or organizations who are part of our Chef Community. We want to ensure that every client can feel comfortable and at ease when inviting one of our Chefs into their home.
We screen for the highest levels of charisma, adaptability, coolness under pressure, and most importantly— a willingness to check ego at the door. Chefs who qualify to be on the INTUEAT roster have been hand-selected by our team of culinary experts with over fifty years of high-level operational experience in hospitality. With these specialized insights, INTUEAT maintains a keen eye for talent, excellence, and decorum.
Only Chefs who pass our vetting requirements and who have exceeded our culinary teams' expectations are invited to join INTUEAT’s exclusive portfolio.
Once a candidate's skills and abilities are verified by our culinary experts each Chef goes through further vetting which includes a multi-state background screening as well as a business viability check. Only Chefs that meet these requirements are onboarded onto INTUEAT's platform and service.
As a company, our mission is to disrupt fine dining, but we have to be socially responsible to our stakeholders and the local communities we operate in. Our team strives to make a positive impact where it matters most - on the ground level.
To give back to the communities we rely on, we have partnered with charities that support noble causes on both a local and national level. We take pride in contributing to the ever-growing list of causes we can support and will continue doing what we can to contribute positively in impactful ways.
FUNDS RAISED THROUGH DONATIONS
as of October 24th 2022