Oota Box is building a network of home chefs who would love to cook at home. Put your cooking skills to good use and earn from the comfort of your home by listing your kitchen on our platform and get discovered by customers around you.

You can use the platform to list your menu, pricing and other details. Customers will get in touch with you to place an order and either pick up the food or opt in for the delivery service, if you provide one.

Chef’s FAQ

 How it works:

  1. Register with Oota Box
  2. Get verified.
  3. Start Earning.

Click here to register as a chef on Oota Box.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Oota Box?
Oota Box is a Home Cooked Food listing platform, food pooling among a network of 8k+ homes, office food delivery, well-documented kitchens and a community of talented chefs & bingers.
 

 

What can a registered chef do on Oota Box?
A chef can list dishes for purchase & receive custom requests in their respective city and area
 

 

How can a chef choose the dishes / menu?
You can create a list of products that you wish to sell on Oota Box. Detailed instructions about this is in our chef onboarding email that a chef receives on registration.
 

 

What is a custom request?

Ideally, when a customer visits Oota box he or she goes ahead and follows simple steps:
Select a city, select delivery area, select a chef of their choice, check their menu and contact the chef,

Quite often users don’t find the product they are looking for, in such cases they can create a custom request. By creating a request, they actually share their taste, preferences, location and what they are actually looking for. Read more

 

 

Can I cook only on Weekdays / Weekends or select the days I want to cook?
Yes. When a user finds your listing and contacts you, please make sure to keep them informed on the days you service is active and more importantly keep them informed with prior notice for days that you will not be providing the service. 
 

 

How is the food packed, does Oota Box supply packaging material / containers?
Chefs can choose to procure packaging material / containers on their own. However, we do have a standard that needs to be considered and maintained. Please write to us on support@ootabox.com to know the specifications. Please note that foil / paper / thermocol containers, plastic covers / pouches are not allowed
 

 

How can we decide the cost per dish?
Cost per dish will depend on your input cost in making that dish plus your service fee. Since its home cooked food, cost per dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner is expected to range between Rs.60-100, Rs.110-160 & Rs.110-160 respectively. The final Decision is yours.
 

 

Who delivers the food?
As of 30th July 2021. Chefs will be responsible to coordinate with the customer directly for organizing delivery or pick up of the food in case of an order. 
 
How will Oota Box help a chef get customer?
Promotions / Marketing campaigns run by Oota Box and its channel partners, high service quality, good food, word-of-mouth and a little bit of chef’s effort will help the chef get orders
 

 

By when will my profile go live?
The complete process for a chef profile to go live with their products listed in their area will be 7 to 10 working days. This completely depends on how quick the profile is completed by the chef and coordination with our chef on-boarding team.
 

 

Is there any contract that Chef’s need to sign?
A chef will have to acknowledge and accept our Chef Terms of Use as part of the registration process. A contract that governs terms & conditions such as commissions, payments cycle, acceptance of orders, on time food preparations and other terms will be given to the chef for careful understanding before signing.
 

 

When will a chef get their first order?
This depends on a lot of factors like the customer’s taste and preferences, the dishes listed by the chef, its availability, the pricing, ratings & reviews of the chef profile. As customers always look for good ratings & reviews before placing an order, participating in custom requests is the best way to build your profile.
 

 

What defines a “Meal”?
The food served and eaten in one sitting. Detailed information will be shared as part of the on-boarding process.
 

 

What defines a “Subscription”?
Food prepared chef on a daily basis and supplied to a customer that has purchased a subscription pack of 3 days, 5 days, 10 days, 20 days or custom subscriptions.
 

 

Is there a standard quantity that needs to be served?
Yes. Detailed information will be shared as part of the on-boarding process.
 

 

What does Oota Box charge for an Order?
w.e.f 30th July 2021 Oota Box will not be charging any fees for an order and only charges a fee for creating a listing on the platform. This fee includes payment gateway charges and applicable government taxes. Please write to us on support@ootabox.com for any clarifications.
 

 

Where is the Oota Box office located?
Oota Box is designed, developed and conceptualized by OotaBox Services LLP having its head office in Bangalore, India.
 

 

How can I contact Oota Box?
You can always reach us on support@ootabox.com for round the clock assistance.