The Chefmixer platform provides a range of services and tools that Chefs and Venues of all kinds find valuable and easy to use. If you don’t have online payment processing and registration capabilities Chefmixer can do it for you. If you already have online registration, Chefmixer will redirect interested people right to your site. Either way, Chefmixer is a powerful way to promote your events and classes!
Creating events/classes on Chefmixer requires a Chef or Venue user account. Once you have an account creating a new event/class is simple. Just click on the event/class tab, select ‘Create New’, select the ‘Type’ of event you would like to create, and add the description information. Your event/class will be benefiting from promotion on Chefmixer immediately. You can create an account here.
Types of Events/Classes
Chefmixer provides support for creating two different types of events/classes, Full Service and Self Service. Both types include the ability to create full page descriptions and both are included in Chefmixer’s search features. The difference is full service events include registration management, attendance settings, payment processing, attendance tracking, and confirmation emails. Self Service events do not provide these features, instead Chefmixer will redirect interested customer to a web address of the creators choosing when the ‘Attend’ button is clicked. This option is particularly useful for chefs/venues that already have online checkout features but want their events/classes to be found on Chefmixer.
Getting Paid for Your Events/Classes
When setting up Full Service events/classes you will need to provide the PayPal account you want credited when someone registers. The event/class fee is directed to your account immediately upon registration. Setting up a PayPal account is free and it is a trusted online payment processor. Chefmixer will only be provided the ability to put money into your account, and will never ask for your account password.
Adding Event/Class Participants
If you are using the Full Service features, participants are automatically added to the registration list when they check out. You can also add participants to the event manually using the Chefmixer website tools. When a participant is manually added they are included in the registration list, and the attendance slots available are adjusted accordingly. This is ideal for keeping track of attendants that register by phone or walk-in. Chefmixer has all the tools for complete event/class management, leaving you more time to focus on other things.
Chefmixer ‘Attend’ Button on Your Page
You can put a Chefmixer ‘Attend’ button on your own webpage to bring customers to Chefmixer for checkout. Chefs/Venues using Chefmixer for registration management have found this feature extremely useful and simple. All you need to do is copy and paste a small snippet of code into your own web page. Go to the Event/Class Details page on Chefmixer while logged into your account. There you will find ‘Button Embed’ code. Just copy and paste that code into your web page wherever you want the button, and it will be there. Then whenever a customer is on your page and they want to register for an event, they can click the button on your page and it will bring them right to Chefmixer for checkout.
Social Media Integration
Chefmixer provides integration to promote your event/class directly into social media streams such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. This allows you and supporters of your event/class to broadcast to a wide audience easily. Events/Classes created in Chefmixer are also created as part of an open graph definition, so when you paste the link for one of your events/classes in a stream such as Facebook, all the relevant descriptions and pictures will automatically be pulled in. Try copying a link into your Facebook status and you will see how powerful it can be!
Chefmixer supports the creation and management of free events. Free events/classes can be created as Full Service or Self Service just as others are. There is obviously no payment processing required (as it is free), however many events still require pre-registration and confirmation. Chefmixer provides registration management, attendance limits, attendance tracking, and confirmation emails if the event/class is created as Full Service. If the event/class is created as Self Service the creator can provide a web address for registration.
It is easy to check attendance numbers, message attendees, add comments to events/classes, and add/remove participants. Just log into Chefmixer and go to the ‘Dashboard’ tab. Here you can see a list of all your events/classes. Select the event/class you are interested in and all the management features of the event/class will be available.
Chefmixer Event/Class Fees
Chefmixer is a simple to use low cost platform. As part of your Chef or Venue account you can create unlimited events, there is no fee for event/class creation or listing. For a Full Service event Chefmixer will collect $1 for each registration processed through Chefmixer. This will be deducted from the payment received for the event/class. It will not show up as an additional fee to your customers. It is as simple as that, no upfront fees, no listing fees, no processing limits.