SideChef is a free mobile app with over 16,000 step-by-step Smart Recipes. With SideChef, you can filter by dietary preferences, ingredients on hand, cuisine, or cook time to find the perfect recipe for you. SideChef allows you to meal plan, shop for groceries, connect to your smart oven, and cook incredible recipes every time.
A SideChef Smart Recipe allows you to connect to smart appliances in your kitchen. With a Smart Recipe, cooking instructions are sent from the app directly to your appliance, giving you one less thing to do while you cook. Smart Recipes are also shoppable, meaning an AmazonFresh cart can be populated with the ingredients you need with one tap of a button.
Yes, you can download SideChef for free from the Google Play store or Apple App Store.
Step-by-step mode breaks down your recipe into simple steps, with a corresponding photo or video for each step. You can advance through each step at your own pace using voice commands, and benefit from in-app timers when the recipe queues specific cook times.
Here's how to save your own recipe to the SideChef app:
At this time, we do not support sharing meals plans or shopping lists.
To save a recipe to your cookbook, open the recipe, click the white “save” button on the bottom left, select cookbook, and select which cookbook you’d like to save the recipe to.
To save a recipe to your meal plan, open the recipe, click the white “save” button on the bottom left, and select “meal plan”. A calendar will appear. Select the date you want to cook that recipe, and the corresponding meal type. You can then access your meal plan from the bottom navigation bar of your home scroll.
Alternatively, you can start from the meal plan calendar, select a date, select a meal type, and then search for an appropriate recipe.
To access your grocery list, select “Grocery” from the bottom navigation bar on your home scroll. Click “ADD” on the top right and name your grocery list. Click “Add you items” to search for ingredients and specify quantity.
Additionally, you can add ingredients directly from the recipe you’d like to make. Open up the recipe you’d like to get ingredients for, scroll down to the ingredients section, adjust your serving size, and click the “ADD TO SHOPPING LIST” button. Review the ingredients and uncheck any that you already have available at home. Click the “CONFIRM” button at the bottom, and select a shopping list. Those ingredients can now be found on your shopping list.
Simply go to your Cookbook or Meal Plan and swipe left on the recipe you would like to delete, and then find the “Delete” button.
To order your groceries through AmazonFresh, select “Grocery” from the bottom navigation bar. Select the grocery list you’d like to order. Click the “SHOP amazon” button located at the bottom right of your screen. Items will be recommended for each ingredient on your shopping list. Make your selection, add to cart, and hit the arrow on the bottom right to scroll to your next item.
From the “Recipes” screen, click the circle icon on the top right that displays your photo to view your account. Scroll down to “My Appliances” and tap “APPLIANCES.” Tap “Add New” and select your oven brand on the next page. Follow the instructions on the next screen to link your account.
SideChef Premium gives you access to exclusive recipes from top Culinary Experts. All recipes in SideChef Premium are tested by our in-house culinary team. This means that we guarantee all instructions are clear, corresponding photos and videos are of the highest quality, and the recipes themselves are delicious.
We offer a monthly subscription for $4.99 USD. You can also purchase an annual subscription for $49.99 USD.
Activating SideChef Premium is easy, all you have to do is:
Log into the SideChef app and click into the SideChef Premium promotion banner (on the Explore Tab) OR any SideChef Premium recipe or technique video.
A SideChef Premium payment page will appear. Select either a monthly or annual subscription.
Your App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) will automatically open up a payment screen.
If you have already set up your payment method within your App Store / Google Play store, you can simply confirm the payment.
If you have not yet set up any payment method within your App Store / Google Play store, you will be asked to do so.
Yes, we offer a 7-day free trial.
By having a payment method on file, we can ensure you won't have an interruption in your access to SideChef Premium after the free trial. You are always free to cancel your subscription within the trial period.
Any promotion or discount codes must be applied directly on the SideChef website.
Our SideChef Premium subscriptions auto-renew so you never get locked out from all your favorite recipes. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
No, you cannot temporarily pause your subscription, but please see below on how to cancel.
If you purchased your subscription via Apple App Store:
If you purchased your subscription via Google Play:
If you purchased your subscription via Apple App Store:
If you purchased your subscription via Google Play, you’ll have to resubscribe through the standard activation method (see above)
At this time, all subscriptions are for individuals only.
You can cancel your subscription at any time, however you will not be refunded. Your subscription will end at the completion of your next billing cycle.
Please reach out to email@example.com if you’re interested in becoming a SideChef Culinary Partner.
During the onboarding process, you can decide how many recipes you want to publish.
No. We do not require our partners to create new recipes. Many of our partners share recipes that already exist in their recipe archives.
Yes. Our aim is not to gain ownership of your content, but to serve as the home cooking platform to showcase your delicious recipes and allow everyone to cook with confidence.
We understand the importance of safeguarding intellectual property, therefore, we always provide full credit and a link back to the original blogger’s site on every recipe.
No. A standard SideChef Content Partnership does not require any exclusivity, and we will never share your recipes without your permission.
Once you’ve become a SideChef Culinary Partner, we have a very straightforward process to get your recipes published. Simply select recipes that you would like to publish or we can select our favorites. From there, our Content Team will transform your recipes into our Smart Recipe format.
You can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding your partnership. We look forward to hearing from you.
The SideChef Recipe Rewards Program is a revenue share program that provides our partners the opportunity to earn recurring income from the recipes they share on SideChef. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
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