Kitchensurfing makes life easy

unnamedI invested in Kitchensurfing a few years ago.  It was the beginning of the “food” businesses that we began to see in abundance.  Ones to make our lives easier.  I always thought that the key to Kitchensurfing is to help busy people sit down with their family after a long day of work and enjoy a meal together without having to prep, cook and clean.  How civilized!  It’s a mission that has always fit with of how I feel about family meals.  You can read my Q and A on family meals here.

Kitchensurfing is now doing that and it is pretty brilliant.  I worked with their culinary kitchen on one of my greatest hits from my family meal repertoire.  They jazzed it up a little to make it work in 30 minutes and then I got to try it out.

A chef came to our house 30 minutes before the time I wanted to sit down for dinner.  She brought everything including her own pots and pans.  She prepared the meal, served us on our own plates and then left us to enjoy our dinner.  The kitchen was spotless when she left.  The only thing I had to do was to clean our dishes.  It was insanely civilized and enjoyable.

Chicken and broccolini with a little sage and charred lemon.   Salad on the side with grapes, almonds, manchego cheese, dried cranberries and a vinaigrette.

I highly recommend the service.  You can choose which menus you want for the week and next week you can have my recipe.  They come, they cook, they clean, they leave…and the food is delicious and just made.  Book it today.  Definitely better than delivery.

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    I’m a fan.And I agree, brilliant.BTW–do they recommend and/or deliver wine with the food?Makes sense, good margins but complex in NY.

    1. Gotham Gal

      that’s a great idea. it could be an option if they partnered with someone who has a license. will pass on.

      1. awaldstein

        Glad to chat with them.

  2. Pranay Srinivasan

    Is this service in SF? I’d host a dinner for founders every month with Kitchensurfing!

    1. Gotham Gal

      not yet…

      1. Pranay Srinivasan

        this would be a hit for all the VCs and founders trying to network – less expensive than restaurants etc

  3. Pranay Srinivasan

    saw the popup just now.. wish it were in SF

  4. Sherry Abdou

    Great idea! Big bonus for me would be a clean kitchen, too!

  5. TamiMForman

    Totally agree with you on family dinner. One of my rules is we all eat the same meal, which I think is helping my kids have palates that are more expansive than chicken nuggets and pasta (though we do eat a lot of the latter). If they completely balk at the dinner offered they can have a piece of cheese or a sandwich, but we don’t cook second meals which I think keeps those requests to a minimum.Tell Kitchensurfing to come to Queens! It’s the next Brooklyn. 😉

  6. Laura Yecies

    We definitely need this in SF especially now that KitchIt closed

    1. Gotham Gal

      Did not know that Kitchit closed. Aha.

  7. pointsnfigures

    Like the idea. My family was extremely lucky. I was home every night for dinner and we had family dinner. Kitchensurfing to me started out as a thing for special occasions, dinner parties. I like the pivot to family dinner. My reticence would be all the options now available for family dinner including Uber Eats.I think preparing food with your kids is a good endeavor if you have the time and inclination to do that. It’s about conversation…..and in my house with three women we had a constant flow of conversation! (not a bad thing but different than boys)