Our story so far
Cookpad was founded in Japan in 1997. Our founder, Aki Sano, realised that most of us were becoming less connected to our food and our environment and that this was having all kinds of negative consequences on our individual and collective well-being.
Aki decided to focus on cooking because cooking is a behaviour that has the potential to change the world: it affects everything from our health to the environment we live in. So he set up Cookpad.
The company started its international expansion in 2013 with the aim to bring our mission to everyone in the world.
Now on average 100 million people around the world use Cookpad every month and around 6 million recipes have been created on the platform.
Cookpad is available in over 70 countries around the world in over 30 languages. Our goal is to be in 100 countries by 2021 - and the #1 in each of those countries.