When it comes to eating, Americans are faced with countless options. While the most traditional mode of everyday meals has been, for decades, cooking at home, less and less Americans are cooking and more are eating out.
Today we’ll go through the process of setting up a new chef account.
As a chef, you will need to set up your profile, payment details and listing.
But, don’t worry, the whole process only takes a couple of minutes.
So, let’s get to it!
After you’ve signed up for an account and confirmed your email address you’ll be redirected to your Dashboard.
Here you can check out the short “Getting Started” guide.
The first thing we need to do is Complete the Profile details.
So let’s click on Profile.
After you have completed your basic information you will need to set up your address in the “Location” field.
Then verify your phone number.
Simply choose the Country and then input your phone number. Click verify. You will now receive an SMS with the verification pin.
Don’t worry, your details are kept safe and are not shared with any third parties.
Now we’ll go to “Photo, Video” to upload a profile photo … or video, if you prefer it.
Now let’s head on to “Account” and then “Payout Preference” to set up the PayPal account where you will be receiving your earnings.
Click on Add Paypal, input the email address you use for your Paypal account and then click save. You will now be redirected to Paypal to Grant Access and complete the process.
You’re now only one step away from having your listing published.
Let’s set it up!
So, let’s head on to “My Listing” tab and click CREATE.
This is our very intuitive wizard that will help you create your listing in 4 easy steps.
Let’s start with the general information.
Type in your Listing Name and Listing Description. These should be very descriptive and should refer to your cooking in general. Be creative, this is what people see first.
Select the food types you can prepare….
… your price for an hour of cooking and then what is your minimum time of service and minimum price of service.
Tick the boxes if you would also agree to tech the customer how to cook and if you can bring the necessary ingredients.
Let’s cover the distance details now.
Cookscanner automatically calculates the distance between you and your customer.
Set up the distance you agree to travel for free and then the maximum distance. For anything in between you can set up a fee to covering the travel costs.
Please note that you also must agree to our Cancellation Policy. It states that a Full Refund will be issued to the customer if he cancels 48 hours or more prior to your arrival.
If the customer cancels anytime in the last 48 hours prior to your arrival then you will receive 50% of the total order amount to cover for your loss of time and other resources.
This completes the first step, let’s click next to move on.
The Second step of the wizard is where you’ll set up your recipes. These will appear on your Listing and will be available for customers to order.
We’ll start by uploading a photo of the recipe, then write a title and a description.
Input the price, cooking time and how many portions it yields.
Note what kitchenware is needed to ensure that you’ll have everything waiting for you in your customer’s kitchen. If you decide to bring your own, you can also state that here and add any other relevant information.
Choose below the ingredients’ price.
Now we’ve reached the part where we need to input the ingredients of this recipe. You can add it one by one in this table.
Note that you have a checkbox here that you can tick if you would like to keep the ingredients secret. This means that they will not show up on the listing page and would only be seen by the customer after he has placed the order.
Looks good, now let’s click on “Add recipe”.
This recipe is now saved and you can see it in the list above where you can add as many recipes as you want and you can also edit or delete old ones.
Let’s click Next now to get to Step 3 of the wizard.
This is the part where you add photos and videos of your cooking.
Choose the one that you wish to be the cover photo by clicking on “Album Cover” on the desired image.
Add the link to your clip and then click “Validate”.
This is it!
Now let’s move on to the last step of the wizard which is setting up your availability.
Simply choose when you are available and then click Publish.
The listing is now waiting for admin’s approval and it will be published on the site shorty.
In the meantime, note that you can further customize you schedule.
Here you can set up your availability on a daily basis.
Note that all orders will show up in the Listing History tab, where you can see more about the customer and also choose to confirm of decline an order.
This completes the process of setting up your chef profile on Cookscanner.