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Bristol-born startup All About The Cooks announces closure

28th May 2024

All About the Cooks, a website launched in Bristol to enable people to make money cooking from home, has announced that it will close at the end of May. Despite being a runner-up in the BBC Food & Farming Award in 2023 that led to a successful nationwide expansion earlier this year, the company has been unable to find investors to fund the future of the company.  

As the company grew, its founder – Claire Ladkin – and her team acknowledged the need for more advanced technology to support the increasing number of cooks joining the platform. A major development that could only be achieved through significant investment. 

Over the past few months, Claire reached out to hundreds of potential investors but could not find the right partners to support her vision.  She said: “Despite continuous growth in sales and an increasing number of cooks joining the platform, we have found it impossible to secure the money needed to reach our full potential. The current economic climate makes it extremely challenging for companies that focus on consumer-facing products to raise investment.” 

On Tuesday, the team of four behind All About The Cooks shared on social media: “We are heartbroken to announce the closure of All About The Cooks. We had big ambitions to make it possible for more home-cooks to make money from their talent and to revolutionise the way we eat at home. Over the past three years, we’ve had the privilege of working with so many incredible people, and we want to say thank you to all our supporters for being part of this journey.”  

All About the Cooks will officially shut down its website on the 31st of May 2024. As we continue to witness the weekly closure of Bristol businesses, this adds to the growing list of recent disheartening news. 

If you’d like to reach out to the team to show your support, you can contact them at [email protected]. 

 

 

 

 

 

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About All About The Cooks

All About The Cooks is an online marketplace to enable talented home-cooks to sell the food they make in their own homes, to people near them.....a bit like Etsy, for food.

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