Celebrity Webchefs is making cooking an interactive experience, creating video series that pair well-know celebrities with gourmet chefs preparing delicious and healthy meals. From cooking novices to experienced foodies- anyone can learn how to cook while getting tips from their favorite stars. Currently in filming, Celebrity Webchefs has released first-look videos featuring Gretchen Rossi and Alan Thicke, with several A-list celebs signed on to round out the series.
Celebrity Webchefs was founded by a team with extensive experience in the food and technology industries. Co-founder and veteran entrepreneur Bill Baker has been a pioneer in emerging internet technologies, and an advocate for new media throughout his career. Bill joined with classically-trained chef and restaurateur Chris Breed (the force behind some of the most successful restaurants in Los Angeles). The pair merged their talents and expansive celebrity networks to create a platform to share flavorful and healthy recipes in an incredibly engaging way.
Bill leveraged the Fundable platform to navigate the fundraise process with early stage angel investors. According to Bill, "It took a complicated process and broke it down to be user friendly, allowing me to present my deal in a compelling way that incentivized my prospective investors to act quickly. From my initial conversation to the close of my fundraise the team at Fundable did a phenomenal job supporting my efforts"
Initially setting out to to raise $250,000, the team exceeded their goal to become 174% funded, bringing in $435,000 from investors. They’re looking forward to expanding their line up of instructional videos and adding additional niche culinary content to the platform.