For Teachers

For Parents


  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+

About SideChef

SideChef is a free recipe app features step-by-step photos, instructions with integrated timers, ingredient-specific video tutorials, and even voice instruction and commands for following recipes even with your hands full. Each of the 2500+ recipes comes with this level of detail, and can be rated and shared on social media.

SideChef makes learning and preparing new recipes easy with a huge array of detailed instructional videos and photo tutorials for thousands of different recipes. It features plenty of quality-of-life improvements for amateurs and pros alike, with voice commands and instructions being a standout feature that lets you stay up to date with the recipe even if your hands are full. The community is great, too, with many new recipes, user photos and ratings, and tips and tricks available from within the app.

App Details


iPad, iPhone





Life Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


SideChef Group Limited

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Over 2.5 million meals cooked using SideChef’s dynamic step-by-step recipes. Home cooks of all levels now have the power to flawlessly create a delicious meal every time. Called “best app” by USA Today and the New York Times “favorite cooking app,” SideChef unlocks your ability to cook at home empowering you to eat healthier, save money, and impress your friends and family. Start browsing our library of 18,000+ recipes today!

Next time you’re wondering what to eat, simply open SideChef to quickly find recipe inspiration tailored to your specific preferences. SideChef takes into consideration your dietary requirements, allergies, and food preferences to make sure you can find a recipe you like in less than ONE minute. Search for recipes that use ingredients you already have at home by using SideChef’s ingredient filter.

New to cooking? You’ll love our step-by-step recipe format that provides an image or video for every cooking step so you know exactly what to do. Utilize our built-in timers so you never overcook something again. How-to videos teach you valuable culinary skills from how to properly dice an onion, to how to press tofu. Rate recipes and share your photos to join in on the SideChef home cooking community. Exchange tips and share cooking fails and successes.

Use our meal planning tool to select your recipes for the week, or save appealing recipes to your cookbook. Easily add recipes to your shopping list for a simplified grocery store experience, OR purchase your ingredients directly in the app, and they’ll be delivered through AmazonFresh.

Remotely control your compatible smart appliances with 2,000+ CookAssist enabled smart recipes.
Compatible brands include: LG, GE, and Bosch Home Connect brands including Thermador and Gaggenau. Simply link your devices and start cooking. The SideChef app will ask you to confirm oven controls as you progress through the recipe based on the temperature, time, and mode indicated in the recipe.

“If you’re always scorching the stew and you just can’t seem to achieve perfectly puffed chocolate chip cookies, let this free app serve as your new cooking companion. “ — Real Simple

“If you’ve ever ruined an entire meal because of a seemingly tiny mistake in timing or ingredient proportioning, then we have an app for you.” — Business Insider

Personalized recipe recommendations for these diets and allergens: Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Low-carb, Paleo, Gluten, Egg, Dairy, Soy, Peanut, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish
A variety of cuisines: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, French, and more!

Recipes from your favorite culinary influencers: top food bloggers, writers, and renowned chefs
By downloading and using this app or purchasing a SideChef Premium subscription, you are agreeing to the SideChef terms of use and service:

For more information about how we use your personal data, please see our Privacy Policy: By downloading this app, you acknowledge the terms of our Privacy Policy.

SideChef is free to download and use. Should you choose to upgrade to SideChef Premium, we offer two auto-renewing subscription options:
• Monthly SideChef Premium subscription: $4.99 USD. Cancel anytime.
• Annual SideChef Premium subscription: $49.99 USD. Cancel anytime.

These auto-renewing subscription plans renew automatically unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period.

Your payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew each month or year 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

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