The Startup Chef by Hunter Walk et al. [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]
The Startup Chef
The Startup Chef
The Startup Chef

Last updated on 2012-12-07

About the Book

A cookbook by people who make technology products may seem a bit counterintuitive at first. Technology, after all, is about bytes, not bites.

But the creative process that goes into cooking a great meal -- and the raw vision, passion and imagination one applies to making something new out of a sum of unsuspecting ingredients -- is not so different from the process of creating innovative technology products.

Much like the process of creating a startup, this book is a work in progress. And the 75-and-counting recipes, vignettes and photos in it (we will continue to add more to the book, in dynamic fashion, as we gather them) provide a sneak peek into the more personal side of the founders, investors and writers that power the tech industry.

What does the founder of the most popular blogging platform on the internet make for breakfast? What type of creative pastry do Randi Zuckerberg and her sister Donna whip up for their family during the holidays? It’s all in here, with their own personal stories and recipes, for you to make and enjoy (in a totally non-creepy, non-Single-White-Female sort of way).And of course it wouldn’t be a launch if there wasn’t that ‘one more thing’: all proceeds from the book will go to charities aiming to end hunger -- ranging from feeding hungry children in the US to helping feed families severely affected by Hurricane Sandy.

We’re thankful to work in an industry filled with warm-hearted leaders who can not only cook a great meal, but help feed those who need it. Thanks for taking this first step with us. We hope it’s love at first bite!

With love and thanks,

Maya and Hunter

P.S. If you’d like your recipe to be considered for inclusion in an upcoming version of “The Startup Chef,” please submit it here.

The Startup Chef has been featured in: The New York Times, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, & Mashable

About the Authors

Hunter Walk
Hunter Walk

When not baking thumbprint cookies, Hunter lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter, making stuff at YouTube. You can follow him on Twitter via @hunterwalk.

Maya Baratz
Maya Baratz

Maya leads the creation of new products at ABC News. Before that, she spearheaded product and editorial efforts at companies ranging from Flickr to The Wall Street Journal. You can follow her on Twitter via @mbaratz.

Causes Supported

Waves for Water

Waves For Water works on the front-line to provide clean water to communities in need around the world.

The mission is simple: To get clean water to every single person who needs it.

People living in impoverished areas die every day from drinking dirty water. While having access to clean water is a luxury that many of us take for granted, there are millions living in nations with no filtration systems in place. Kids drink from the same streams where animals bathe. In addition, there’s no clean water available for surgery if someone is injured, putting the wounded at risk of deathly infections. The goal is to take existing solutions in the form of portable water filters into countries that need them. There are different options in deciding which filters would be best for each region, based on needs in various areas. Options range from ceramic filters that can be transported by one person, to larger filters that can provide clean water to an entire village.

Share Our Strength

No child should grow up hungry in America.

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

We’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food.

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