The Gateway Drug for Foodies
If you are a “foodie”, you probably relish those rare opportunities to taste off-menu creations – the kind of unique dishes that creative chefs love to whip up for those with an adventurous palate.
If you’re a chef, you lament the dearth of opportunities to exercise your creative muscle – to go beyond the carte and to delight appreciative guests.
Cheftabl grants the wishes of both diners and chefs.
Cheftabl provides seamless, affordable access to exclusive, off-the-menu tastings at the best and most innovative restaurants in your city.
Simply choose one of your favorite chefs from our list, pick a price point and reserve a customized off-menu dining experience. Invite your friends and split the bill in advance. With no check to pay onsite, you’ll leave the restaurant feeling like a VIP. It is that easy to create a memorable, one-of-a-kind evening!
Who We Are
I'm Jill Richmond, Co-Founder and CEO of Cheftabl. Over the past 3 years, I designed and launched pop-up restaurants and invitation-only dining series in London and Washington, DC, connecting dozens of the most innovative chefs with thousands of curious and adventurous diners.
These special events created an intense and unique chemistry. Chefs were doing what they love most - exercising their creative muscles and interacting with insatiable diners. Diners were eager to be a part of these customized, highly personal events in which they got to know the chef under the toque.
Cheftabl recreates that excitement, innovation, and passion for food and dining. I have joined with John Eden, Chief Product Officer, to connect foodies with chefs and give chefs the opportunity to experiment and challenge themselves.
Our web-based reservation and payment platform provides a simple and easy launch pad for discerning diners to start on their next food adventure. Whether you’re on your laptop or mobile device, we are the new gateway drug for foodies.
Cheftabl is perfecting our platform by gathering user feedback in a rapid, user-centered design cycle. By using Indiegogo, we can assess our demand, build a stronger relationship with our early adopters, and use feedback to make Cheftabl as amazing as possible.
Use of Funds
We have already built our prototype and settled on our first city, Washington, DC. We need your help to take the next steps: produce our Cheftabl smartphone iOS and Android applications and expand to other cities. Join us, and receive exclusive dining experiences ahead of everyone else.
We’re asking you to help us make Cheftabl a reality!
Our rewards were designed to bring you closer to Cheftabl. Each reward level features a curated dining experience with a hand-selected chef eager to give you a glimpse behind the kitchen door.
Please share our campaign with your foodie friends and family via email and on Twitter, Facebook and your blog. Thank you - big hugs! See you at dinner!
A warm thank you on our website
A personalized food porn recipe card from Chef Nick Stefanelli of Bibiana + all of the above
A hand-crafted cocktail at one of the hottest restaurants in town + all of the above
A copy of the book To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion by Philip Greene + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website
A cocktail paired with a course at one of our partner restaurants i + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website
A cocktail flight at one of our partner restaurants + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website
A 3-course tasting dinner in San Francisco, NY, or DC + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website
A private celebratory pop-up cocktail party with select chefs and mixologists + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website
A ticket to 826DC’s Pints to Help Half Pints, a 9-course tasting dinner with beer pairings at Birch and Barley + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website
Private cooking lesson at a select restaurant followed by a 3-course tasting dinner for 4 + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website
A 3-course dinner for 6 by a select partner chef at your home in the metro DC area + an invitation to a private celebratory pop-up cocktail party + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website
Private cooking lesson at a select restaurant + a 3-course dinner for 6 by a select partner chef at your home in the metro DC area + an invitation for 2 to a private celebratory pop-up cocktail party + a bottle of rare dessert wine + personalized food porn recipe card + a warm thank you on our website