What is the purpose of Yumzee?
The aim is to connect people through food, bring them together and create a great experience for anyone who would like to try it. Whether you would like to meet likeminded people, open your own home supper club or simply enjoy something new, you’ll find the something here.
Who can sign up to Yumzee?
Anyone with access to the internet can sign up. Whether you are a student, a single, in a relationship, a parent, an oldie, someone that likes to read or someone that likes to ride unicorns. You get the point..
How much does it cost?
The platform and the registration is free. You can explore and discover the site, read the blog, get inspired and checkout our hosts. You only pay the price for the meal which is set by the host.
Do I have to be a host and a guest?
No, you can be whatever you want to be. If you would like to eat and meet, you are the perfect guest. If you like to cook and host you are the perfect host. You can focus on just being a host, or just a guest. But you can always try the other site as many times as you want.
How can I delete my account?
If you would like to delete your account, simply go to your profile in the right corner, choose setting and at the bottom press ‘delete my account’. For detailed Terms of Service click here; or contact us with any more questions
Who can be a host?
Anyone! Whether you are an absolute beginner, a passionate individual or a professional chef, anyone can be a Yumzee host as long as they have a kitchen. Use the platform to meet new people in the comfort of your home or use it to make money through your own home supper club.
What Location does a host usually use?
You can host where you want. The idea started with people hosting at home but even if you have another place e.g. an office, a studio, a shop, a workshop or anything else you think would be a suitable location for a meal and has the appropriate facilities, feel free to use that too. Just make sure you describe it and put up some pictures of the place.
Can I decide who joins my meal?
Yes, if you would like to choose the guests, simply check the box next to the amount of guests that says ‘I would like to approve guests before they can join’. This way you will be asked first before the guest is approved. However, keep in mind that the beauty of this concept is that you meet people you wouldn’t usually have met.
What does a host’s rating mean?
After each meal the host will be rated by their guests in 3 categories: ‘Food’, ‘Cleanliness’ and ‘Overall Experience’. The rating next to a host’s name is the average of the 3 categories across all guests that have rated them. The number in brackets next to the rating indicates how many guests have rated the host. You can go onto your own profile to see the detailed rating alongside comments and reviews from former guests.
How can I set up a meal?
It’s really simple! Once you are logged in just go to ‘Host a Meal’ fill in the details about your meal, upload some pictures and publish it. Feel free to share your meal via the social network buttons to amplify the reach. Then you can sit back and relax and wait for guests to sign up.
What should I cook?
You can cook what you want! Whether it is your favourite dish, something you always wanted to try or your own speciality, feel free to make it. Guests always like to see a picture of the meal; we therefore recommend to upload a couple. If you would like some inspiration, check out the recipes on the blog, they contain the most delicious meals from the most popular food bloggers.
What if people have specific dietary requirements or are allergic to anything?
As a host you probably want your guests to try all the food you made which makes your effort worthwhile. We always recommend that the hosts attach a personal message to the meal, which the guests receive once they sign up. In this message you could already ask whether they have specific dietary requirements or are allergic to anything. You can also always post the question in the group chat of your meal or message each of the guests individually.
How much should I charge?
It’s up to you. But to provide you some guidance consider your cooking skills, the costs of the ingredients, the complexity of the meal, the flat you live in, drinks etc. New or unexperienced hosts that don’t have a rating yet start a bit lower and increase the prices as their rating goes up (e.g. start at £10-£15). If you are an experienced host or professional chef you probably know better what your skills are worth, however, even you might want to consider the rating aspect. Also consider that we will take 12% to cover out own costs but the Host a Meal will show specifically how much that will be in your case. If you have specific questions around the price feel free to drop us a line.
When will I be paid?
Yumzee releases the payment within 24h after your meal but it can take up to 1-2 days. The reason for that is that we have to make sure that the meal has happened and that the guests do not expect a refund instead, in case it didn’t.
What is a meal request?
A host can either set up a certain meal with a specific date, time and amount of people to come or alternatively they provide the guest with the option to request a date and time for a set menu. Once a guest has requested a meal, the host can then add the date and time in order for other guests to sign up to it too. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have further questions.
How can I cancel a meal as a host?
The cancellation policy for the Host is 24hours prior to the event. If a host is not able to host the meal anymore they can cancel it in ‘My Meals’. We would like to ask every host that needs to cancel a meal to add a little message for the guests that have signed up as they would have been looking forward to the meal. For detailed Terms of Service click here; or contact us with any more questions
Who can be a guest?
Anyone! Anyone with internet access can become a guest, whether you want to meet new people, want to try new cuisines or simply want a new social foodie experience, you are right here.
Does a guest have to host too?
No, a guest does not HAVE to host but a guest CAN host whenever they want to try that site too. It’s up to you what you would like to do, whether you see yourself as a host or a guest only or whether you would like to do both roles.
What if I have dietary requirements/ allergies?
It is really important that the host knows about any dietary requirements or allergies. Hosts will often ask but we always advise guests to be proactive and message the host about any food preferences or requirements. In the end you do not want to come to a meal and not be able to taste certain things. Having said that it might not always be possible for the host to serve all requirements. However, if you talk to each other, we’re sure you can find a good solution.
Is alcohol included in the price?
Every meal will have a section on alcohol. It can be included, some might be available but guest can bring their own, it could be BYOB completely or maybe no alcohol at the meal. Look out for the alcohol policy of the host but to be sure always get in touch with the Chef and just ask.
What does a Host’s rating mean?
After each meal the host will be rated by their guests in 3 categories: ‘Food’, ‘Cleanliness’ and ‘Overall Experience’. The one rating next to a Host’s name is the average of the 3 categories across all guests that have rated them. The number in brackets next to the rating indicates how many guests have rated the host. You can go onto the host’s profile to see the detailed rating alongside comments and reviews from former guests.
How can I cancel a meal as a guest?
If for whatever reason you cannot make it anymore to a meal, you have 48h prior to the meal to cancel and receive a full refund. If you cancel less than 48h in advance your payment will go to the host to cover the costs of ingredients that they would most likely have bought by then. You can easily cancel your meal in your dashboard (‘My Meals’) but we always recommend to add a short message for the host as they would have been looking forward to hosting you. For more detailed Terms of Service click here