Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s ChefSteps – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: ChefSteps exists to inspire creativity and encourage expertise in the kitchen. Drawing on years of combined culinary experience, we create hands-on online classes and original recipes that are helpful, informative, and entertaining. We don’t tell you how to sharpen your knife, butcher a halibut, or make macarons from scratch, we show you. Whether you’re a home cook, a professional chef, or just love watching cooks work, ChefSteps will help you cook smarter.
What it actually does: The app features a basic collection of recipes, with new recipes added every week, as well as how to videos and an egg calculator for cooking eggs to perfection. Recipes have step-by-step instructions, photos, and videos. Users can also access the recipes from the ChefSteps website, as well as view classes on knife sharpening, barbecuing, candy making, and more. The website even offers a forum, providing a focal point for community interaction where users can ask questions and contribute recipes.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is great to learn not only new recipes but improve on cooking techniques, with tips and tricks users might not already be familiar with. Recipes often feature links to accompanying sauces or ingredients that ChefSteps has further defined. This is a great feature although some links do not work.
Ease of use: The videos and user friendly interface make browsing, viewing and cooking with ChefSteps a breeze.
Who would best benefit from the app?: From home cooks, to professional chefs, or for those who just love watching cooking videos, ChefSteps is a great app (with an even better website!).