This online platform is a real gourmet find. I like using the app because it makes it possible to get even better service than in a fancy restaurant. We were delighted to work with ChefXChange. It was an interesting project in which we introduced lots of modern technologies.- Alexey Ilchmann, DevOps Engineer, KeyUA
In 2014, ChefXChange was just a culinary startup. We developed the project from scratch and covered various tasks, including building a product concept, producing an adaptive design, building a system architecture, researching the market, and ensuring software promotion. We discussed all stages of implementation with the client and concluded that a prototype of the web application should be launched for the Dubai market. Later, the full version became available across all Arab Emirates and captured the market further.
This is the success story of creating an online marketplace for personal chefs. Working on this catering & hospitality project, we completed several tasks of varying complexity and focus. Our main goal was to create a powerful and productive system convenient for both chefs and customers. We implemented the ability to search both locally and globally. The system primarily shows nearby chefs, and customers can do an advanced search to find chefs worldwide by using custom criteria. Applying a carefully thought-out promotion strategy, we managed to make a successful release in Dubai. Within a few months, the project brought together 130+ chefs and more than 7 thousand gourmets.
chefs in the system
Step 1. Requirements
We thoroughly discussed the terms of reference so that all team members had a common understanding of the platform’s goals and objectives.
Step 2. Prepare Wireframes
Next, we started creating templates for website pages.
Step 3. Design
After discussing with the customers all the features of the visual appearance of the site, the KeyUA designers produced layouts.
Step 4. Prototyping
KeyUA's technical team began to create a project architecture and write code for a web application.
Step 5. Building Marketing
In parallel with the development, we also prepared the main points of the product promotion strategy.
Step 6. Testing
When the prototype’s functionality was ready, we thoroughly tested it to release a high-quality web application to the market.
Step 7. First Launch
After 4 months of development, we released a prototype for booking chefs for private needs and launched a marketing strategy.
Step 8. Development
Once the application was successfully introduced to the market, we continued development, ensuring a quality product.
Step 9. Support
For several years, the KeyUA team has supported the product, including making changes and creating new functionality.
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Apps similar to ChefXChange are highly popular among gourmets worldwide, as they provide a unique experience of superior service at home.
It is also worth noting that ChefXChange is useful for novice chefs to take a master class with professionals.
According to various independent studies, the popularity of food & beverage applications has grown by 22-30% compared to previous years.