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wefifoHave you ever wanted to be a chef but lack the skill? Cook for the less discerning! Have you ever watched Come Dine With Me and thought, ‘I want to do that but without the cameras’?

You’ve ruined the TV show but stumbled across the premise of
WeFiFo. Kind of.

WeFiFo, rather than something an angry giant might say, is short for We Find Food. The idea is that anyone, of any cooking ability, can host some kind of food-centred get together, whether wefifoit’s dinner in their dining room, a BBQ in the park, a picnic on the beach, or a Snickers cake on the top of Ben Nevis. You may simply feel like hosting a dinner party but Tom the mime is your only friend and doesn’t make for a good dinner guest, or you may want to make a business out of hosting unusual dining experiences.

Either way, all you have to do is set up the event on the WeFiFo site, set up any house rules, decide how many guests you want, set your price per person to cover costs, and put the invite out. Guests sign up via the site and you hand pick who to choose. Because many of the guests will have already been to events, they will be reviewed by the host, giving you some peace of mind about them. On top of this, you can use the site’s chat function to talk to them individually or as a group before you decide on who you want to pick.

wefifoWeFiFo has plenty of features, such as their own currency, which is earned for all sorts of things and can be spent on the site or traded in for a £10 voucher per 100 ‘cookies’ to pay for attending an event. The more events you host, the higher a level you will reach on the site, reducing the fees taken from your guests’ payment (WeFiFo takes 20%, 15%, or 10% depending on your level). This fee covers everything WeFiFo does, from insurance cover to marketing for your event.

Set up by The Book People co-founder Seni Glaister, WeFiFo got off to a good start(er (do you see?)) when it raised £350,000 in angel investment, and this month showed they haven’t lost any momentum by being awarded the Partner’s Choice award for JLAB 2017.

We think this is a great business that not only gives people unique experiences, but allows them to create their own business. We hope, and are sure, that popularity won’t
dessert them any time soon!

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Published on: 19th September 2017

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