WBEZ | kitchensurfing http://www.wbez.org/tags/kitchensurfing Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en New service brings chefs into diners’ homes http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/new-service-brings-chefs-diners%E2%80%99-homes-108030 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/hotinthekitchen(1).jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-1d6a44c3-cee8-02f0-972d-8c829a342bf2">A new online service will allow Chicagoans to hire local chefs to prepare a meal in their kitchen.</p><p dir="ltr">The Chicago branch of <a href="http://www.kitchensurfing.com/chicago">Kitchensurfing</a> recently launched its website, which offers a list of 47 chefs who will pick up the groceries, cook a meal of the diner&rsquo;s choice and even clean up.</p><p dir="ltr">The company joins a growing number of businesses in Chicago that bring chefs to unusual places, from <a href="http://www.wbez.org/dolinsky/2010/01/are-you-on-the-guest-list-underground-dinners-gain-foothold-in-chicago/11822">underground supper clubs</a> to companies that offer similar services such as weekly meals made in the diner&rsquo;s home. Some offer in-home cooking lessons.</p><p dir="ltr">Kitchensurfing&rsquo;s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Chris Muscarella said his business &nbsp;started in New York and expects to do well in Chicago&rsquo;s foodie culture.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;People entertain more at home here than they do in a place like they do in New York, where people have smaller spaces,&rdquo; Muscarella said. &ldquo;But they also really enjoy dining and food (as) witnessed by the burgeoning restaurant scene in Chicago.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">Muscarella said the company plans to add more chefs to its roster.</p><p><em>Lee Jian Chung is a WBEZ arts and culture intern. Follow him <a href="http://twitter.com/jclee89" target="_blank">@jclee89</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/new-service-brings-chefs-diners%E2%80%99-homes-108030