What does LivePlate do?
LivePlate lets you Cook Social with friends, fellow foodies, and even professional chefs, from your own kitchen. People cook together, in real time, using group video chat. Cooking is so much more fun when you do it together!
Who can go to the online cooking events?
Anyone can join or host a cookalong. Cookalongs are easy, fun, and free. Whether you are a culinary artist or can’t even boil water, cookalongs are a fun way to create, learn and share. You can check out some of our upcoming cookalongs here.
Who is behind LivePlate?
We’re Richard Velasquez and Andrea Fuentes, the founders of LivePlate.com, and also mother and son. Richard had the idea for LivePlate after watching cooking shows on TV and wishing he could cook along with the pro chef. We started building our first prototype in 2011, with a private beta later that year. In February 2012, LivePlate (then called Mivesta) was opened to the public. Learn more about our backstory here.
What investors are involved with LivePlate?
LivePlate, originally known as Mivesta, was funded through Andrea and Richard’s own capital with help from friends and family. The Miami Innovation Fund chipped in a seed round, followed by one angel round so far with Christopher Harrison, who joined the team as Chief Technology Officer.
How can my restaurant or brand use LivePlate to promote our business?
Anyone can set up a cookalong, which is a great way to cook social with customers and followers. You just post your recipes, create a cookalong event, and share the link through your social media.
During the early launch stage, we are not charging for featured events. Contact Richard@LivePlate.com for details or help creating your cookalong.
LivePlate offers advertisers various placement opportunities, including ads placed within our recorded video and live video content. Please see our media kit for pricing, or contact Richard@liveplate.com for details.
I’m a chef or food blogger. How can I use LivePlate?
Why not set up some live cookalongs to connect with your audience? You can create a profile, post recipes, and create events to invite fans and followers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about becoming a Featured Chef.
If you’re interested in blogging for us or being a brand ambassador, please contact email@example.com for details.
So is it cook-along or cookalong?
It’s cookalong, all one word. But you can cook along with a chef during our cookalongs. If you’re into grammar, cookalong is a noun, meaning a live cooking event.
I love my iPad/Android/iPhone/smartphone. Can I use LivePlate?
Our site is accessible through any of these devices for signing up, checking recipes, or browsing cookalongs. The live video chat only works on laptop Macs or PCs at the moment, but expect our mobile app for iOS and Android in fall of 2012.