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.