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PlateDate pairs personal chefs with clients
PlateDate pairs personal chefs with clients

When Murjani Greene and John Del Alcazar decided to plan a belated Valentine's Day celebration, the Pikesville residents weren't interested in dining out at a restaurant; they wanted to relax inside the comfort of their own home. So Greene turned to PlateDate — an online platform designed to streamline the process of hiring a personal chef. Launched in 2012, the service allows customers to build a menu online, book and pay for their reservations — whether they want a private dinner party or an intimate meal prepared by trained chefs. "We had a romantic dinner for two," said Greene, 33, a salon stylist, who said that chef Kristin Weyant — an...