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Wish You had time
to go to chef school?

Now there’s an easier way to learn. Join Chef League to learn how to improvise flavors like a pro in short game-like Fix the Dish challenges. Its like DuoLingo for Chef School!

CREATIVITY, LEARNING & LEADERBOARDS!

TRAIN YOUR TASTEBUDS

Quick quizzes help you understand what each ingredient adds to a dish. How sweet, acidic, or salty is a generic tomato compared to a carrot?

LEARN TO FIX RECIPE FLAWS

How would you fix a burger patty that is too salty if you can only add one ingredient? Chef League challenges you to compete with others to fix flaws in recipes.

FRIENDLY, CREATIVE COMPETITION ON YOUR PHONE

Chef League is relaxing, creative, or competitive - however you prefer to play!

Press

"This mobile game is sure to make your mouth water. It challenges players to come up with the right ingredients to make a particular dish taste better. A lot of other cooking games, including Diner Dash and Gordon Ramsay's Dash are about time management rather than learning about cooking."

Lead Games Writer, VentureBeat
Press

"There are over a million apps on the App Store, but most of the titles you’ll find in the Games category are cookie-cutter variations of each other. Even the most beautifully unique games usually fit neatly into an existing genre. Not so with Chef League, a game (if we can even call it that) that utterly defies categorization. One thing’s for sure: you won’t find anything else quite like it."

Editor in Chief, Tapsmart
Press

"Chef League is able to produce new insights (in the form of AI Chefs) which would have been impossible for humans to generate on their own. Even if you sat down and read through millions of reviews, there would be no way to summarize or use that information in a compelling way."

Nick Stager
Contributor, Hacker Noon
Reviews

"I work at a restaurant. This game has actually helped me make better recommendations to our guests."

Sam
Los Angeles
Reviews

"It's fun. I love it when I make the leaderboard! It also helps me diversify my go-to flavor fixes. I realized I put garlic in everything. It encourages me to try things differently in the kitchen too!"

Lisa
Scottsdale
Reviews

"For years I have wanted to learn to cook more intuitively - throwing things together that taste great instead of following recipes. Now there's a game for that!"

Alan
New York City

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Explore for yourself!

500
Mini-game challenges
200
Ingredients to play with
45
Pro chef consultants
0.5
Million dishes researched

How Chef League Started

Beth Ames Altringer created Chef League as a fun way for amateurs to learn to think like a professional chef. Altringer’s day job is as a professor of design at Harvard, but she has a lifelong passion for learning about taste and flavor perception. As a kid, she entered competitions to create new Jelly Belly flavors. In grad school, she became a blind tasting champion. Later, she took coding classes and built an encyclopedia of how flavors taste, e.g., a red delicious apple is sweeter, less crunchy, and less acidic than a Royal Gala apple. After years of hobby projects (Flavor Genome Project,  Sensory Composition project, and Flavor Fluency project), she made Chef League. 

Chef League is a mobile game based on science-quality data  and research on how chefs learn to invent recipes. Get a taste of reality TV cooking competitions – on the go and at home. If you like The Taste, Top Chef, Parts Unknown,Cutthroat Kitchen, Chef’s Table, and Nailed it, and books like Salt Fat Acid Heat, Nomu Guide to Fermentation, and sites like Food Network and Wine Folly, you should try Chef League. Play to show off. Stay to think like a chef!

Team

Beth Altringer

Founder

Kurt Bickenbach

Consultant

Laurie Delaney

Content Design and UX Research

Advisors

Chef Tracy Chang

Chef-owner of award-winning Pagu restaurant. Co-founder of Off Their Plate. Featured in The Boston Globe, Eater, Thrillist, and more.

Jamil Moledina

Games consultant and advisor. Former Games Strategic Lead at Google; CEO Wormhole Games; BD at Funzio (acquired by GREE).

Burak Cakmak

Dean, Parson’s Design. Previously, Burak founded and led sustainable design initiatives at Kering, Gucci Group, Made By, Swarovski, Gap, and more.

Katherine Miller

Vice President of Impact, James Beard Foundation Previously: Founding Executive Director of Chef Action Network.

Grover Smith

Founder, Indie Chefs Week, which tours the USA hosting dinners that promote 24 exceptional indie chefs at a time.

Nathan Eagle

CEO/Co-founder, Jana Mobile. Jana raised $100 million and became the largest global provider of free and subsidized internet in emerging economies.

Tena Zara

Saute Foods. Previously: General Council, MIT; VP and General Council, EdX; Corporate Secretary and GC, AFFOA.