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We’re Hey! Food is Ready, an online platform which connects home cooks with customers. It’s super simple: home cooks prepare your dish, you order and get to enjoy meals inspired by different countries from around the world. Pretty amazing, right? On top of that, we make sure that all home cooks are certified before they arrive on the platform. Now, you have exclusive access to the secret foodies from around your neighbourhood, all with the click of a button. Interested in learning more? Here are some articles about us…

Here's the story 🍲

When I moved to the UK, I realised I could no longer get the same authentic home-cooked meals that my family made when I was home. 

The frustration of homemade food hunting sparked the idea of creating an online marketplace connecting approved, talented home cooks from different cultural backgrounds living in the UK with hungry neighbours like me looking for authentic, wholesome homemade food.

Together with Frankie and Kiki, we developed a platform from our university dorms to a thriving business. Through the platform, people can order classic dishes that taste like home or discover new cuisines. Our mission is to diversify the UK’s gastronomy and bring our home cook’s timeless recipes to full-time households. 

Today, Hey! Food is Ready has offices in Newcastle and Durham, with a wonderful home cook community united on an authentic and culturally impactful platform. We have received several awards, including Young Innovator of the Year, The Pitch UK finalist, and the Digital Impact Award. We are all so excited to share this with you and start you on your food journey ✈

                                                                                                     –Yuru (CEO and Co-founder) 

Why 'Hey! Food is Ready'?

When I was young, the happiest moment of the day was after my Mum prepared dinner for the family. She would always shout out, “Hey! Food is ready!”. As soon as I heard her call, I used to quickly run down to the kitchen to enjoy her meal surrounded by my family. Whenever I hear “Hey! Food is ready,” it instantly reminds me of these mealtimes, of happy memories and, most importantly, the taste of home 🏡