1. CookBoard is “First of its Kind in the World” to provide a Marketing Platform for Local Chefs to sell their products.
2. CookBoard Team is Diverse in Nature. We have Teams Members working from India, Philippines, and the United States of America.
3. This is the First Campaign in Indiegogo to be promoting Environment Friendly Handmade Jute Bags to help the Poor Farmers in India.
4. CookBoard gives Home Cooks an opportunity to monetize their cooking skills thereby earning money and fame.
5. CookBoard will be the first E-Commerce Company to trader cooked food.
Our Vision is to bring Home Cooks and Local Chefs around the world on board to CookBoard, to sell food cooked by them to Food Enthusiasts in their City, Town and Community.
Thought process behind the making of CookBoard
We love food. I think everyone does and some much more than others. We love to cook up something different each and every time but there’s no real business in that. Not yet anyways.
There are home cooks in every city, town and community. The food served by them is cheaper, fresher in ingredients and more competitive than if you would dine at a fine dining restaurant.
This made us realize how creative they are and the huge potential they have to make a name for themselves. Think Etsy with Pinterest but featuring food. All kinds of food. Like Food Porn.
So, this is when we realized to provide Local Chefs and Home Cooks a platform using technology to market their unique product and in return pay tribute to all the Chefs, home cooks around the world, who cool delicious food.
CookBoard offers customers a marketplace where someone craving for a “homemade gnocchi in butter and garlic aioli” or a local delicacy called “pinangat” could be satisfied by browsing and ordering it online from people who actually cook it, within your local community, within your city.
Passion, craving, thereby, is stated, as is the business model that is the offshoot of those two things.
How CookBoard Works
Since the inception of this thought we have been in the process of developing this platform, which is yet in its initial stage.
We would like to present a platform which optimizes the opportunities local Chefs would have, to sell their home made, fresh cooked food to the community. This can be achieved by bridging the gap between the buyer and the seller.
This is where we would like to bring in the use of technology such as Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, and SEO/SEM to enhance relations between the Client and the Vendor. Our aim is to create a platform for the all the Chefs and home cooks to reach out to 6 Billion people around the world.
Home Cooks or Local Chefs who boards into CookBoard can create their own customized cook board complete with ordering facility for free.
The customized CookBoard includes the Price of the Food product, Recipe involved in its making, Calorie Coefficient, and necessary warning for food which are high on Sugar, Carbohydrate, and Fat etc.
Local residents can order any food of their choice and can even customize the dish to their liking through our Interactive Tool from any of our boards available in their city, county or town.
CookBoard rates its Cooks and Chefs based on the type of sales and customer satisfaction.
Where are we in the development?
CookBoard is in the alpha stage of development and concentrating on the web features first before going in depth in mobile development and into our business model.
Our Risks and Challenges
We want to be the first Company in the world to start an E-Commerce Platform to enable Home Cooks and Local Chefs Market and Sale their Product Online at competitive rate. CookBoard Team is working hard to bring the Platform to full commercial use by Sep, 2015.
We believe in a System called TQM (Total Quality Management). CookBoard’s quality doesn’t only mean the freshness and taste of the Food Product which is sold through our platform but also the performance, appearance, availability, delivery, reliability, maintainability, cost effectiveness and price.
Our main challenge is to sell cooked food product at a constant price for a maximum period of time with constant fluctuation in the World Commodities.
Impact CookBoard has on the World Community and the World Community on CookBoard
Facebook’s online shops increased exponentially by this year alone, and tapping into that market will allow Cookboard to expand its reach and scale quickly by next year’s end.
Just by rough imagination, we as service providers along with you as investors/contributors can increase the direct and indirect employment opportunities to millions of people around the world.
We can together provide opportunities to help small local home cooks create a marginal revenue from their passion and hobby.
We achieve this by selecting the Best Local Chefs, and home cooks around the world through our platform and thereby providing them with the necessary technology support to monetize their passion.
This is where the necessity of Investors/Contributors come in
We have initially raised 10,000$ from our savings, which we have used for planning, for developing a model, by hiring an advisor and into research. This three months of study and research helped us realize the enormous amount of opportunities which can be created through this medium and also the responsibilities which lies ahead of us.
We as a Team would want to be successful entrepreneurs and successful entrepreneurs would love to succeed under challenging environment, so would we love to.
So, for the successful implementation of these few ideas which we have mentioned above, we request everyone to join us and contribute to accomplish this dream.
Where does this Money Go
Most of the money contributed goes into Software Development, Testing, UI Design, Marketing, and Salaries. Our aim is to earn maximum returns with minimum use of funds however we don’t compromise on the Quality of Output and Efficiency. CookBoard as a Startup and its team believes in this motto.
If you cannot contribute
Anyone, who cannot contribute, we say we trust the importance “Word of Mouth” has in this world. We request you to spread this message through other means such as by being active on our Facebook Page, Twitter, Whatsapp and Google Plus. We have lots of regards and respect for everyone who could do this, after all this is also a “Real Contribution” to achieve our Goal.
CookBoard Team – Write About it.
The Team is composed of cooks, developers, a chef and foodie enthusiasts. We love food and we love to cook it with a passion that ignited us to develop Cookboard.com.
Besides managing Globalventures empire, singing in a band, she also loves to cooks and in fact has a small online cake shop - DavaoShop.
Maai is a pastry head chef for renowned CCS Bakeshop. She shares the techniques she learned from the seminars and classes she attends in different countries like England, Canada, Australia, Italy, France , US and many others. Almost all the teachers, bakers, cake decorators and baking enthusiasts in the country has been her student. She has been teaching cake decorating and other sugarcrafts for the past 20 years and has help author 4 books in cake decorating, the first cake decorating series published in the Philippines.?? She inspired Maida with the idea of getting home cooks the applause that they deserved by using Cookboard as a tool and a social network for foodies.
Ronan Li is our lead developer expert and is a foodie and vegetarian lover. He loves vegetarian and organic based food and is truly on board with the idea of making cookboard a reality.
Your Questions and Our Answers
We request everyone to post their questions in the comments. We are happy to revert back. We will keep posting the questions and answers here in the Campaign by updating the campaign page regularly.
Any Question. Always Ask.