Contact

Cook Concern
Engertstraße 5
04177 Leipzig
Germany

Telephone: +49 341 9759 4000

General contact:
info@cookconcern.com

Service for cooks:
cooks@cookconcern.com

Service for food trucks:
foodtrucks@cookconcern.com

Service for réal estate:
real-estate@cookconcern.com

Service for restaurants:
restaurants@cookconcern.com

Service for job offers:
jobads@cookconcern.com

Press:
press@cookconcern.com

General questions

What is Cook Concern?

TV shows, books, blogs, video tutorials: There has been huge hype recently surrounding the subject of cooking. Amateur chefs seem to be busy boiling, braising and baking wherever you look. But the real professionals are the ones who work day after day behind the scenes. And these are the people you can now find on Cook Concern, the portal dedicated to professional cooks, which showcases all their skills and interests.

What is Cook Concern all about?

Every professional cook can create his or her own little website which presents their past achievements such as their training, professional experience, qualifications, special skills and interests. They can use their profile to introduce themselves and what they can do – including to potential employers. Profiles can also be sent either as a link or in PDF format.

Is my data secure?

Yes. Profiles and login information are safeguarded and secure thanks to several layers of technical protection. Only you know your password. Should you ever forget it, we can send you a link allowing you to reset it.

How can I get involved?

The registration process is very simple. When registering you choose your own password and then receive a confirmation email. Once you have registered, log in to create your cook profile.

Cook profile

How do I upload photos and videos?

Log in. Go to your profile, find the corresponding menu item (for example “ingredients” or “videos”) and click on “add”. Next, select your chosen photo or video on your computer and upload it. Please note our Terms of Use. Remember: You’re not allowed to infringe any third-party rights.

Can I update and adjust my profile?

Of course! You have your own login and password. Your profile will be hidden from public view for as long as you continue to edit it.

How do I make sure my profile is “visible” to visitors?

Once you are happy with your profile, please remember to finish by setting it to “visible” using the setting towards the top left of the page. Only then will your profile be visible to other people viewing the website.

Will I have to pay for my cook profile?

No. It is completely free to register and create your cook profile with all of the features – and it will continue to be free in the future!

Can people rate or comment on what I post?

No. We decided against allowing other users and external visitors to leave reviews. We also deliberately refrained from including any form of comment feature, so that the focus can be entirely on your own services, professional experience etc.

Personal chef profile

What is a personal chef profile?

A personal chef profile is a supplementary option on top of your cook profile. You can emphasise and present your services as a personal chef. Make menu suggestions, provide references and pricing information or name the places and surrounding regions where you work. You can also use the calendar function to show people when you’re available. Our sample chef John Doe will give you an idea of how your profile might look.

How do I create a personal chef profile?

Once you have registered with Cook Concern for free, logged in and created your cook profile, you can add your personal chef profile under “Service as personal chef”.

Do I have to pay to have a personal chef profile?

Basic functions and setting up your hire-chef profile are free of charge. You can reach even more prospective customers by using our Premium function. See under Prices for detailed information.

Advertising food trucks

How can I advertise my food truck?

Register with Cook Concern free of charge and log in. Once you have logged in, select “Food trucks” below from “My ads” in the menu. You can place your ad for one month, three months or a year – and of course extend it if necessary. You can also place multiple ads at once.

Do I have to pay to advertise my food truck?

Basic functions and setting up your food truck advertisement are free of charge. You can reach even more prospective customers by using our Premium function. See under Prices for detailed information.

Will I be required to pay you commission for a food truck ad?

No. We don’t charge any commission on services booked via Cook Concern.

Advertising gastronomic facilities

How can I advertise my gastronomic facility?

Register with Cook Concern free of charge and log in. Once you have logged in, select “Real estate” below from “My ads” in the menu. You can place your ad for one month or three months – and of course extend it if necessary. You can also place multiple ads at once.

Do I have to pay to advertise my gastronomic facility/property?

Basic functions and setting up your real-estate advertisement are free of charge. You can reach even more prospective customers by using our Premium function. See under Prices for detailed information.

Will I be required to pay you commission for a gastronomic facility/property ad?

No. We don’t charge any commission on services booked via Cook Concern.

Restaurant pages and job vacancies

How can I present my restaurant?

Register with Cook Concern for free and log in. Go to the menu “For restaurateurs” and select “Restaurants”. You can book your page for one, three or six months, or for a whole year – and of course extend it if necessary. You can have multiple restaurant pages at once.

Do I have to pay for my restaurant entry?

Yes. Publishing a restaurant page is subject to a fee but we charge no commission. You can choose from different validity periods, and you are welcome to add to, change or adjust your page at any time.

How can I advertise job vacancies?

Once you have successfully created your restaurant, selected a validity period and paid via PayPal, you are free to create as many job vacancies as you want within your own page. Please remember: Cook Concern is a platform for professional cooks! We therefore only accept job descriptions that will actually appeal to kitchen staff. But of course you may have jobs available throughout your kitchen brigade, and the positions could be for anyone from dishwashers and kitchen hands to head chefs.

Is there a limit to the number of jobs I can advertise?

No, there is no limit to the number of job vacancies at present. As long as your restaurant page is still active, you are welcome to advertise as many vacant positions as you wish.

Franchise offers

How can I present my franchise?

Register with our portal cookconcern.com free of charge. Once you have logged in, simply select “Franchise” from the menu. You can place your ad for one, three, six or twelve months – and of course extend it if necessary.

Do I have to pay to advertise my franchise?

Yes. Advertising a franchise is subject to a fee but we charge no commission. You can choose from different validity periods, and you are welcome to add to, change or adjust your offer at any time. The validity period will never be extended automatically.

How do I advertise specific franchise offers?

Once you have successfully created your franchise ad, selected a validity period and paid for it, then you can add an unlimited number of franchise offers to the ad, i.e. potential locations for which you are seeking partners.

Don’t forget: Cook Concern is a platform for professional chefs and restaurateurs! Your offers will be viewed by precisely the right target group.

Is the number of franchise offers limited?

No, there is currently no limit to the number of franchise offers, i.e. the number of potential locations which can be added. As long as your franchise ad is still active, you are welcome to add as many locations as you wish.

What is the advantage of presenting my franchise concept on cook concern?

As a Europe-wide network and careers portal for chefs and restaurateurs with a strong presence in social networks and other communities, your franchise concept will be presented and shared with the perfect target group.