Cookinat, the dining app designed to connect chefs and diners, are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Co-Founder and CTO, Federico Sendra, as a proven technology executive with more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development.

Federico has an extensive track record in enterprise software development, technical leadership, and entrepreneurial experience. His areas of expertise include technical strategy, project leader, and engineering executive management.

“I’m excited to join Cookinat Inc and help the team scale to deliver the best platform for the growing world of gastronomy experiences,” Federico said. In his new role, Federico will have responsibility for all software strategy and development, client integration, and infrastructure advancements including managing of Developers Team. …


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Most of us were probably introduced to wasabi by seeing it sitting right next to a sushi platter. This think, green paste has a very interesting flavor that can be overwhelming when tasting it for the first time -especially if you just took a big bite and realized hot spicy it is-.

But fear not, as wasabi has many functions that can improve your next meal tremendously. In Japanese cuisine, wasabi is usually used as a condiment to add a kick or an accent to dips, pasta, chicken, among others.

If you are looking to dive into the usage of wasabi, here are a few recipes you can start…


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A quick stroll through the produce area of any supermarket can show us how organic products are equally -if not more- abundant than regular ones. According to the Organic Trade Association, the organic sector sold a record $55.1 billion in 2019, 5 percent more than the previous year.

But what does “organic” really means? The US Department of Agriculture states that organic producers “rely on natural substances and physical, mechanical, or biologically based farming methods to the fullest extent possible” — basically, organic crops must be grown without the use of bioengineered genes (GMOs), while livestock is organic certified when it is not given neither antibiotics nor growth hormones. …


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Hiring a chef for a private dinner is a true experience. Not only it creates an intimate moment, but it allows diners and chefs to create a close bond in which the professional is encouraged to experiment with flavors and use high-quality ingredients, while foodies have the opportunity to eat customized platters at the comfort of their place of choosing.

In order to make a private dinner a one-of-a-kind moment, it is worth noticing a few things to take care of before, during and after the event. …


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Adapting ourselves to the new normal has been challenging, to say the least. Masks, social distance and constant sanitation are just a few of the measures that are -and should- be encrypted in daily routines.

This doesn’t mean that life has stopped though. A positive outcome of this situation has been seeing how enterprises and businesses have quickly adapted their business models to offer their goods safely regardless of the difficulties a pandemic represents.

Restaurants are a great example of resilience in times of pandemic. Locals everywhere, no matter how big or small, have find interesting to way for diners to enjoy a culinary experience; nevertheless, the is always risk of contagion, which is why Cookinat encourages diners to take the initiative and follow this health tips to ensure a risk-free dining…


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Whether it is for ethic, health, sustainability reasons or to simply try reducing meat intake, plant-based diets are booming. According to The Good Food Institute, studies have shown that grocery sales of plant-based foods that directly replace animal products have grown 29% in the past two years to $5 billion.

The reason behind this rapid growth is simple: it’s a trend. A good one, though. As society is getting more interested in sustainable foods, they are also aware of health benefits vegetarian/flexitarian diets have. …


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As locals start to reopen and we are all responsibly adapting to the new normal, places such as restaurants are finding innovative ways to keep their business going while keeping their clients socially distanced.

From makeshift terraces to plexiglass shields, diners are going above and beyond for their clients; moreover, these places are also making sure their waiters are able to work in a safe, sanitized environment.

But what about the kitchen and chefs? These are workspaces commonly known for being crowded and tight, not to mention the food handling. …


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If 2020 has taught us something, it is to value the moments we are able to safely enjoy the outside, surrounded by our loved ones and with a delicious plate of food. Needless to say, restaurants are greatly missed and appreciated.

As we now learn how to live the new normal, we can all use tools to enhance the dining experience, especially when it comes to either going out and making the most out of our outside time or dine in and figure out ways to make it creative.

Whatever you choose, these 4 apps will step up your dining…


Dining during a pandemic: How 2020 taught us to enjoy food at home

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The restaurant experience we knew is gone. Sadly, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected dining hubs and bars greatly, as a study of Yelp showed that around 26,160 restaurants have shut down -temporarily or permanently- since March 2020.

Thankfully, most states in the US have been able to lift measures and advance in their efforts to reopen businesses; nevertheless, this all must be done safely. Dining out on this new normality translates to 6-foot spacing between tables, pumps of hand sanitizer, disposable/electronic menus and masks.

Although these measures are surely a good way to avoid getting infected, there is no such thing as being completely safe from the virus when out. There is always a risk of transmission, especially in restaurants: Eleanor J. Murray, ScD, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health in Massachusetts, told Healthline magazine that “Restaurants hit potentially all the worst side of those things” as one of the biggest risks of infection are “how physically crowded you are and how much of that crowding is with people that you don’t typically come in contact with,” she explained. …


Freelancing: one of the biggest things we learned in the last decade. As technology changes and new careers take the lead, 9-to-5 jobs become more of an option rather than the rule. According to UpWork, 53 percent of Gen Z workers freelanced during 2019.

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As the gig economy rapidly grows -there are 6 million more gig workers today than a decade ago, for example-, apps like Uber, GrubHub and UpWork are becoming a stable source of income for its users, hence creating a good source of freelancers who are looking to work at their own time and have a direct interaction with the ultimate buyer. …

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