Social networks are full of photographs of dishes and pastries made by amateur cooks or self-employed entrepreneurs: "People with golden hands and great skills. So, we want to give them the means to make themselves known to consumers and to make it a complementary activity, "explain Gauthier Beuriot, Dhia Lakhdar and Adama Tandiang, three Gaillonnais, all graduates of higher education, who launched the Miamiam application already nicknamed "the BlaBlaCar of cooking".
Discover the cuisines of the world
"In 2019, for my first daughter's Baby Shower, I looked for caterers for the meal and cakes," says Dhia Lakhdar. It was too expensive. So, with my wife, we wanted to move towards amateur or semi-professional providers. We didn't know where to look on social media. I then called on acquaintances to have contacts. After two weeks, we couldn't find anything, not even in Paris. Our idea came from there, because there are plenty of solutions on Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat or Le Bon Coin. The friends are therefore building the Miamiam platform "where we bring together amateurs and autoentrepreneurs who seek to develop their business or for a complementary activity declared up to 3000 euros per year as required by law. Customers can select them through filters and geolocation. »
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"From a search engine, the customer can find dishes or pastries of all origins near him. A way to discover the cuisines of the world especially in the regions, emphasize the three friends. The service provider can, on his sheet, indicate his deadlines, his opening days, his prices and receive instructions according to tastes and allergies. Customers validate orders and pay us. We unlock the settlement as soon as the transaction is validated. For this, we take an average of 15% commission from consumers and nothing from cooks. At the moment, there is no delivery, but we are thinking about it. »
"Finally, there is a charter to respect and we are vigilant about hygiene, conservation and quality. We have set up a principle of star ratings and comments. After one or two negative opinions, we will do an investigation and there may be a ban," warn the founders.
Released at the end of April, the Miamiam app will soon launch a fundraiser for a national and international promotional campaign.
Miamiam, available on App Store and Google Play.