Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Are you gonna eat that?

A Danish website is turning private homes into take-away restaurants by letting users advertise what they are cooking, when and the price. Dinnersurfer.dk is like a restaurant version of Airbnb, where homeowners make spare rooms or unoccupied dwellings available to renters.

The homemade dishes may be healthier than the greasy fare typically available at take-out counters. The concept is sound, especially in situations where people make too much food for just themselves.

Since the launch in February, the site has attracted 2,900 members, of whom 460 are registered as cooks, meaning they sell food. The website is especially popular in trendy Copenhagen neighbourhoods and  the founders are hoping it will go global.

The site added allows cooks to register a signature dish which they are good at making, and allows members to register their interest so that they know when it will be available.

Otherwise, you can check what is on the menu in real-time. A mobile app is in development.

There are some health issues, but to be honest, I'm not convinced our own food safety standards do us any favours anyway.

The cooks do get ratings though, so there's that.


christine said...

Amazing idea. As long as there's a screening/regulating process in place, it's a great way to have groceries pay for themselves.

Retro Blog said...

A few years back, I was considering a job in Saudi,one of the things touted in the enclave were private dining rooms. Hmph. Maybe hummus gets old after a while.