UPDATED: Uber Will Deliver Chefs to Your Door on Friday

Get ready for a professionally home-cooked meal.
UPDATED: Uber Will Deliver Chefs to Your Door on Friday
Uber delivers chefs to Washingtonians on Friday. Photograph via Shutterstock.

UPDATE, 1 PM: Here are the deets. App users in the Washington area can enter the promotion code UBERCHEFDC on Friday between 6 and 7 to “order” their professional chef. The cook will call to confirm details like the party size (a four- to eight-person minimum), location, and dietary restrictions. Meals come in the form of four-course, holiday-inspired menus with dishes such as braised beef short ribs and kale salad for $50 per person; the fare split option in the app can be used to divvy up the bill. All proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry, so you’re dining for a cause. Or at least trying to—demand may be high; check out the blog page for more details.

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Forget ice cream and kittens: Uber is delivering chefs to DC doors on Friday. The controversy-sparking transportation service is teaming up with online personal chef-finder Kitchensurfing for a promotion that benefits No Kid Hungry, sending professional cooks to Uber users’ homes.

Here’s how it works: App users can request “UberCHEF” on Friday, December 12, to order the service. A trained Kitchensurfing cook will arrive prepared to make a meal for four to eight guests, priced at $50 per person. A few lucky customers will receive surprise visits from notable DC talents, including Doug Alexander of Art & Soul and Bibiana‘s Nick Stefanelli. All proceeds benefit the charity; optional $5 donations begin today for riders using the service.

More details come out Friday morning, so stay tuned. In the meantime, call your closest eight friends and get that kitchen restaurant-grade ready.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.