• 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 over 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.


When applying for a job with Cookpad, we will collect personal information about you. We use that personal information predominantly for the purposes of processing your application and analysis of our recruitment activity. 

You can read more about how we use your personal information in our privacy policy. 

If you an applicant from a country in the European Union, you can read our privacy policy here: https://static.cookpad.com/hr/privacy_policy_eea.pdf 

If you are an applicant from country outside the European Union, you can read our privacy policy here: https://static.cookpad.com/hr/privacy_policy_other.pdf