FAQ 

 
GENERAL
How do I download Chefling?
Chefling is available to download via the iOS app store and Google Play app store.
Is Chefling available on my desktop/laptop?
At the moment, Chefling is only available via application on iOS and Android devices. 
 
Does Chefling cost me anything?
Chefling is free and will continue to be free for the foreseeable future. 
 
Does Chefling share/sell my data? 
Your privacy is important to us and Chefling will never sell your individual data.
If you are interested in seeing what data is shared feel free to visit our Privacy Policy for more details. 
 
How do I delete my account? 
Please email your request to support@chefling.com and we will take care of it right away.
CONNECTED KITCHEN
What devices have integrations with Chefling?
Chefling currently works with Alexa and Bosch Home Connect.
Can I use my Voice Assistant?
Currently, Chefling works with and Alexa allowing for specific voice commands. Click here to learn to enable Alexa. Listed below are a few examples. To see the full list of voice commands click here.
  • What’s in my Pantry/Shopping list?
  • What fruit do I have?
  • What’s expiring?
 
CONNECTED FAMILY 
 
What is Connected Family?
Connected Family allows users to invite family members to the app, syncing any Shopping lists, Meal plans, or Pantry inventories all in real time.
 
How do I invite a family member to use this feature?
In the Profile tab located at the top right of any tab, under the “Family” section tap the (+) icon and type in the family members email to invite them. (Note: If the family member already has an account, invite them using the email they signed up with.)  
 
RECIPES
 
What kinds of recipes can I find?
Chefling aggregates and curates recipes from across the web, offering a wide variety of flavors, cuisines, and the opportunity to personalize your experience for personalized diets.  Our secret sauce (pun intended) is delivering recipes based on your ingredients so that you know what’s Ready to Cook. 
 
Can I import recipes from the web?
Chefling allows you to easily import any recipe from any website that you find by simply pressing the (+) icon at the top right of the Recipes tab and then pressing import from the web. From there you can either paste the custom URL or search for the recipe and click “Import” to add it Chefling! 
 
Can I bookmark certain recipes?
You can bookmark recipes at any time by clicking the bookmark icon from the Recipes tab or specific recipe card. You can look at your bookmarked recipes in your saved collections under “Me”.
 
Can I write my own recipe?
Chefling allows you to easily create your own recipe in the application by pressing the (+) in the top right of the Recipes tab and then pressing “write your own recipe".
 
Can I modify recipes within Chefling? 
Currently we don’t offer a way to edit Chefling recipes. Features like this are currently in the product pipeline and will be added over time. 
Can I adjust serving sizes for the recipe?
Currently we don’t offer a way to adjust serving sizes. Features like this are currently in the product pipeline and will be added over time. 
DIETARY EXCLUSIONS/PREFERENCES
Can I filter recipes that don’t follow my dietary restrictions?
Yes, we offer many of the most common Lifestyle, Health, and Allergen-Free dietary options and this can be edited anytime in Profile.
  • Lifestyle diets include keto, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, kosher, and pescatarian.
  • Health diets include high-fiber, low-carb, low-sodium, kidney-friendly, low potassium, no oil added, and sugar-conscious.
  • Allergen-free diets like alcohol-free, dairy-free, egg-free, fish-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, shellfish-free, soy-free, sugar-free, tree nut-free, wheat-free, celery-free, crustacean-free, lupine-free, mustard-free, pork-free, red meat-free and sesame-free.
 
How do I set my diet preferences on Chefling? 
Chefling allows you to set your diet preferences in the "Profile" section of the app, located at the top right. Once your on that section tap the (+) icon in the "Diet Preferences" section and select your filters and save!    
MEAL PLANNING
Can I repeat recipes in my planning? 
We will be streamlining this process soon. For the time being, you can save your meal plan with the meal only once and then click add another meal and then you can add previously picked recipes back to your meal plan.
 
SHOPPING LIST
How does the shopping list work? 
Chefling’s shopping list works in one of three ways. 
  • You can go to the Shopping list tab to add individual items.
  • You can add ingredients from a specific recipe to your shopping list directly from the recipe card.
  • You can automatically convert your entire meal plan into a shopping list. 
 
Can I print my shopping list?
Yes, Chefling allows you to print any shopping list. In the Shopping List tab simply press the printer icon at the top left of the screen to print.
Can I add specific products/UPC’s to my shopping list?
Absolutely. On the shopping list tab press the (+) at the bottom of the screen and then press the barcode icon. This should allow you to scan that specific UPC into your shopping list.

PANTRY MANAGEMENT
What is the easiest way to keep my pantry updated?
Chefling is always looking for easier ways for you to tell us what’s in your Pantry. You can currently update your Pantry in the following ways:
  • Chefling offers several ways to update your Pantry during the on-boarding process and on the Pantry tab, including a list of one-click Quick Add options, a barcode scanner, and the ability to type in any item. 
  • THE BEST WAY TO TELL US WHAT’S IN YOUR PANTRY, is by using our Shopping list tool. As you cross purchased items off your list, they are automatically added to your Pantry. 
 
How is the Pantry organized?
The Pantry tab is organized by food category types. These categories will display the ingredients that match and  estimated expiration dates for these items. You can also sort the categories by expiration date, recently added or alphabetically.
Can I create custom pantry categories?
Yes, simply click on the item you’d like in a custom category and then click on the category that the item is currently in. A screen will pop-up for organizing the item and you can click new at the top right of the category.
Can I search for specific pantry items?
You can search any item in your pantry by pressing the search icon in the top of the Pantry tab. 
 
What if my items expire on the app?
We will let you know when items expire in the app.
 
What if I want to change the expiration date? 
Click on the ingredient or its expiration date to edit the item.
 
Can I adjust quantities?
Click on the ingredient to adjust its quantity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALEXA FAQ  
How do I enable the Alexa Skill?

Step 1: Once the Alexa App is downloaded go ahead and open the Alexa App!
 

Step 2: At the top left of the home screen of the Alexa app, tap on the three lines  to open the menu bar and tap the “Skills and Games” tab. 

Step 3: At the top right of the “Skills and Games” tab, tap the search bar at the top right and type in Chefling!

 

Step 4: Look for the skill “My Chef” in the search results section and tap our skill! 

Step 5: Next, tap on the “Enable to use” button on the skill description page.

Step 6: Follow the on-screen prompts ensuring that Read and Write Access is enabled.

Step 7: Once the skill is enabled there is one final step. You must link your Chefling account to the Alexa skill by tapping “Link account” under the skill’s logo. 

Step 8: Follow the prompts to sign into Chefling and once you get to the “Successfully linked” screen, Alexa will be able to work with Chefling! Let’s get to work! 

Want a list of available commands? Click here!

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