SideChef Founder and CEO Kevin Yu Honored in Forbes Next 1000 List
Showcasing the country’s entrepreneurial heroes who are redefining what it means to build and run a business today, Yu is the latest leader to be included in the Winter 2021 list
July 10, 2023

SideChef, the tech start-up and all-in-one cooking platform, alongside CEO and Founder, Kevin Yu, are recognized in Forbes Next 1000 List. The Winter 2021 announcement is the latest installment that culminates the list of 1000 new faces who are redefining what it means to build and run a business today.

“To be recognized by Forbes is such an amazing achievement,” Yu says. “SideChef started as a failed dinner date that inspired a home cooking platform and has now expanded to over 13.5 million users and over 300 content partners. This is still only the beginning of our potential and I’m excited to continue to build a business that redefines the future of household chores and duties.”

Forbes Next 1000 list was created to shine a light on entrepreneurial heroes in America’s small business tapestry. This year-round initiative showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country—all with under $10 million in revenue or funding and infinite drive and hustle. The list is fueled by public nominations and screened by top business minds and entrepreneurial superstars.

About SideChef

SideChef is an all-in-one home cooking platform that provides over 18,000 interactive smart recipes with dynamic recipe guidance featuring hands-free voice commands, step-by-step photos, how-to videos, and built-in timers. SideChef partners with the world’s largest retailers, publishers, CPG brands, and kitchen appliance companies to offer users a seamless cooking journey. SideChef provides personalized meal planning and over 10,000 one-click shoppable recipes to enable grocery delivery or curbside pickup, as well as smart kitchen connectivity.

SideChef is available for free on iOS, Android, Amazon Alexa, Google Home Hub, Samsung Bixby, and Facebook Portal from Meta devices. SideChef has inspired over 20 million meals cooked in home kitchens around the world. For more information, visit

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