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Are You a Passionate Cook?

Earn More for Your Time. Put your skills to work and make up to $50 an hour.

We Want You.

Foodom connects local in-home cooks with people that want home cooked meals and need help with execution. We are excited to see your skills at work and connect you with new customers.

Why Join Foodom?

Make More Money

Cook for people in your area and earn as much as you want as an independent contractor. The more you cook, the more you make. Do what you like, we will take care of the rest.

Simple to Get Started

All you need is a big passion for cooking and (1) clear criminal record, (2) food safety certification (3) general liability insurance; a few internal set up steps and you are ready to go!

Be Your Own Boss

Enjoy freedom, flexibility and set up your own schedule. Accept orders at times that work for you.

How It Works

Apply Online

Start your application here.

Cook Great Meals

Cooking opportunities will start flowing in. Choose the ones you want and wow your customers!

Get Paid

Get paid once the cooking is done.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Foodom allows customers to chose what level of experience they are interested in. Whether you are a professionally trained chef or skilled passionate cook, we are happy to hear from you.

The prices include cooking, food packing and storing if needed and clean up after the cooking. Optional extra services with additional fees are grocery and container shopping and other services.

The dishes on the Foodom menu are based on customers' everyday nutrition needs. Customers can choose from a variety of recipes that can be previewed here. We are always looking for new recipes, you can submit your own recipes here. You can choose to accept or decline the order based on the schedule and types of dishes. You can provide feedback on the published dishes and prices.

The cooking will be done at the customers' homes, there is no need for a commercial kitchen.

California requires in-home cooks to carry a valid food safety certification. This training is available online at and costs a one-time fee of $8. All cooks need to carry general liability insurance, which starts at $34 per month with Liberty Mutual policy, or $299 per year paid upfront with FLIP program, and pass an annual background check, which costs $36.5. This can be a relatively low expense compared to the potential income opportunity.

It's totally up to you. You can work as much or as little as you want.

It's free to join Foodom. There is no subscription required or membership fees to get going. You keep 80% of cooking service fees and 100% of the tips.

Once you complete a cooking service, the money is transferred to your account within 2-5 days. No need to chase clients for payments.