Ratings and Reviews

Our biggest goal at Cook It Here has always been to try and improve the experience of finding and renting commercial kitchens. We have been trying to tackle this problem from both ends. Our chefs want to find the best kitchen to rent that is going to have all the equipment they need to prepare their meals. Our kitchen owners want to find chefs they can trust and that aren’t going to ruin their kitchen. That is why today we are excited to announce that we are implementing a new ratings and reviews system.

Our system will allow for both the kitchen owner and the chef to be able to rate and review each other. This will make the decision process a much more informed one because now both parties can have a better idea of who they are working with and what to expect. To ensure that the kitchens are only reviewed by chefs actually renting their kitchen we are going to start with only allowing the kitchen owner to initiate the review. This will change once we integrate our renting functionality, which should be soon, but for now this seemed the best way to ensure accuracy. But since not all of the chefs that may have rented the kitchen are members of the site the kitchen owner can also enter an email address of a chef that has rented and we will send that chef an email letting them know that the kitchen owner has left a review for them and that they too can also review the kitchen. Once they come to the site and sign up, that review will be attached to their profile.

We really hope this will be a big help to all of our chefs and kitchen owners!

Hard at Work

At Cook It Here we are constantly striving to improve our search results. Better results mean our chefs are able to find the perfect kitchen to cook in that much quicker. But we also haven’t forgotten about our kitchen owners. We also realize that they too are just as important to us. So we make sure that we are always looking at ways to improve the tools that we offer to our kitchen owners. Today, we are announcing an update that really is for both of our favorite people, chefs and kitchen owners. We have now added two new features that will make it easier for chefs and kitchen owners to connect.

First, for our chefs, we have now given you the ability to mark a kitchen as one of your favorites, thus making it easier to show your support for that kitchen and also connect yourself to the kitchen owner. We will shortly also be introducing ratings and reviews but that’s a different post. Now when you want to look some information on that kitchen you have used before you can log back into the site and find it very quickly.

Next, for our kitchen owners, with the introduction of favorite kitchens, we have also now made it possible for you to reward those chefs that have a relationship with your kitchen. We have built in a quick communication tool that will allow you to communicate out to all those that have marked your kitchen as their favorite. Whether you want to announce some upcoming availability to announce, or specials you are running for a limited time, you can now send that to those that would be most interested.

We hope you enjoy the new changes and stay tuned for many more changes to come.