Private Chef Service Startup OYCHEF Secures INR. 2.5 Cr Seed Fund

At present, it has on-boarded 45 chefs and is planning to add an additional 350 Chefs and 1000 freelancer chefs.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor

Chef Service startup OYCHEF has secured Rs.2.5 Cr seed funding from Growth Stories and others.

It is a Hyderabad based mobile app startup that delivers private chef at home service with a fine dining restaurant and quality cuisine experience.

“What made us commit to OYCHEF is their sustainable business model and the road map to create the largest Personal Chef marketplace on the web and to decentralize the culinary industry, make it accessible to all, help professional chefs grow, and reduce their financial dependence on restaurants.” GrowthStories Co-founders Vinay Kotra, and Sainath Goud Malkapuram who have joined OYCHEF board stated. Manoj Yadav, James Johnson, and Deepthi Dullur are the other directors on board for OYCHEF & Growth Stories.

Shri. Jayesh Ranjan, the Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Government of Telangana, formally launched OYCHEF, a private chef on demand app in Hyderabad, which will be available for download in Google Play Store and the App Store.

At present, it has on-boarded 45 chefs and is planning to add an additional 350 Chefs and 1000 freelancer chefs.

The brand is also planning to expand to Bangalore and Goa by 2022.

This expansion will be followed by entry into Mumbai, Pune and Delhi by 2023.

The company is also in talks with investors to raise another Rs. 10 Crores to fuel OYCHEF’s future growth plans which include adding 1000 freelancers to the platform.

 “Every idea starts with a problem. Having first-hand knowledge of the hurdles faced by chefs at various levels in finding employment and sensing a unique opportunity from this experience, I pitched the idea to GrowthStories. With their enormous experience in developing ideas, they quickly understood the need to bridge this unaddressed gap and came on board.” Shruthi Reddy, Early-stage founder and ideator of OYCHEF app service added.

OYCHEF Service connects foodies and chefs of their choice that is affordable, accessible & easy to book for home and parties wherever you are. The startup follows a rigorous Chef onboarding process, and thoroughly checks the background of each chef, as the chef will directly be in touch with the women in the family and deep-down kitchen. OYCHEF Chefs brings South, North, West, East Indian as well as Inter-Continental Cuisines experience to its clients.