Save time. Eat Well. Hire a Chef.

Gil Eiges was born in Jerusalem. Israel has lived in four countries around the world. He, after graduating from London School of Economics, he started his career as a management consultant and worked at Amdocs leading various big, huge business and marketing teams. He Co-founded Manjya, which is the online bidding marketplace that connects chefs with individuals and businesses who need catering either at home or large events. He consults and sits on Advisory Boards for several start-ups. He’s also an advisor to MaRS, a Launchpad for the innovation based in Toronto.

Episode Overview

How do you get tasty, healthy food when you don’t have the time or ability to do the cooking?  Or if you want an experience to offer to your guests? Or a special date night in your own home?

It’s like having your own Masterchef in the kitchen, delivering a culinary experience that you’ve designed!  A Personal Chef is not just for the rich-and-famous, it’s accessible to everyone!

Gil Eiges co-founded Manjya which is an online Market for Chefs and Caterers.  Clients just enter the experience and their budget per person and Manjya makes magic happen.   Different chefs provide menus based on your requirements. All clients need to do is go online to Manjya and post whatever they want and preferences and all these various chefs and caterers will try to come back and bid for the client’s business and they will  get to see all of the different offers in one place. Simple, easy and FUN!

Manjya, in partnership with the Canadian Personal Chef Association, is helping people hold an event, follow a diet or just eat healthy exactly the way you want it. Submit a request for what you want, when and where you want it and let the bidding begin.

 

What you’ll learn in this episode

  • People have a lot of food sensitivities and allergies that needs to be taken into consideration
  • Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans
  • Circumstances is going to change, and you just got to be ready for every change that comes along and take it with a smile
  • Design an experience through food
  • Meditation generally helps one to be sane
  • Word of mouth is still having an impact as well
  • You can’t ignore the personal touch even in a such a modern automated digital world.

 

What you’ll learn in this episode

  • People have a lot of food sensitivities and allergies that need to be taken into consideration.
  • Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
  • Circumstances are going to change, and you just got to be ready for every change that comes along and take it with a smile
  • Meditation generally helps one to be sane and
  • Overall, be a nice person.
  • Word of mouth is still having an impact as well.
  • You can’t ignore the personal touch even in a such a modern automated digital world.

Resources Mentioned:

Productivity Tool: Viber

Tool: FULL STORY

Website: Manjya

Book: The Four Hour Body By Tim Ferriss

Podcast:  How I built this by NPR

Podcast: Start-up School by Seth Godin

Hotspots: Bar Buca

Hotspots: Pearl Diver

Email: Gil@manjya.ca

Company Background

Manjya is an online marketplace that connects businesses, individuals on one side and chefs and caterers on the other, so if you’re having a party a dinner party, a wedding or event at the office, or just if you need food for the week because you’re too busy to cook, this is what you will find chefs on Manjya.  Clients don’t need to go through a lot of menus and offers, numerous chefs profiles. Clients can actually go online and place your order and the Chefs will get back to you with their offers and menus. You can chat with them, you can negotiate, and then you can choose whatever you like.

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