Tuesday, August 9, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Food Wishes Has Been Acquired by Allrecipes!

It is with tremendous pride and gratitude that I announce Food Wishes has been acquired by Allrecipes.com. Not only is this tremendously good news on a personal level, but it also means joining forces with the world's number one digital food brand.

While I’ve done a decent job of growing the brand, I’m very much looking forward to having our content in front of a new, significantly larger audience, and that’s exactly what this makes possible.

If you’re worried this move is going to result in fewer, or differently formatted videos, relax. If anything, this move allows me the freedom to produce more content than ever before, and this was one of the main reasons I decided to take the deal.

A million thanks for all your amazing support and generosity. This would not, could not, have happened without you. Stay tuned!

73 comments:

AFB said...

Two of my favorite websites joining forces??? Hmm, I can't help but be a bit weary, as I love you guys dearly just the way you are, but you've yet to let me down, Chef John! :)

Best of luck, and congratulations. Sounds like a positive deal all around by what those in the know (you) are saying (This blog post).

Thom said...

Best of luck...if this is what is best for you personally, then this is exactly what you should be doing! Congratulations.

Preston said...

Wait a minute... How does AR feel about the ol' tappa tappa?

Darren said...

Preston, I'm more concerned they'll limit his cayenne usage! haha.

But on a serious note, congrats Chef John. You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

Gene said...

I just found you a month or so ago and love the presentation and especially your sence of humor as well as your way with words and phrases. I sort of wish ---on a selfish basis--that you would stay like you were but congrats for you personally and your family. My wife and I watch lot of the TV cooking shows but your personality is more fun and to me I think you should be on the TV.
Once again
congrats

Gene

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chef John!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You deserve all your success. I love allrecipes.com and you're my favorite online chef so I'm definitely looking forward to your new partnership.

Ravenous Couple said...

this is fantastic and hopefully will free you up and pay the bills for so much more content! congratulations, john!!

Kath said...

Congratulations, John! The best is yet to come for Food Wishes, I'm sure!

Dr EEEEEEEE said...

Congratulations. I hope this doesn't change anything for the worse.

ItalyLovers said...

Chef John, that is so awesome. Congratulations!

LolaB said...

Congrats! I'm very happy for you.

Simplelife4Real said...

Congratulations...I agree with another comment about my two favorite food sites joining forces. I look forward to what you do next.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Wow you are rich now!!

Tom Palmer said...

Seal Team Six is coming home today. Lower your flag

Agent Davy D said...

AWESOME!!!

Damiano said...

I'm very very happy for you, chef. You deserve all the best for the great job done in these years of cooking and blogging.

Nancy said...

Been a follower for a long time. Hope things stay close to the same. I love AllRecipes too. Blessings to your new adventure!

Jason said...

Congrats Chef John. So, is All Recipes changing their name to "All Video Recipes"? :)

Food Junkie said...

Congrats John. I hope this proves to be really good for Foodwishes and you.

Damian S. said...

SELLOUT!

Just kidding. I've been singing your praises for years now to fellow cooks. I just hope that you're still as easy to find.

Congratulations!

dragon said...

wow, this is the second website that got acquired by a bigger company/website this month that i frequent, anyway good luck john and the folks at AR, your probably not gonna need it (hopefully)

Monica said...

never heard them but they look great. good luck

Kristy Rosy said...

Congratulations!

Luatica said...

Impressive, congratulations :D

Me.Eat.Food said...

Congrats! Just don't get all corporate-like now. We love you as you are and hope they don't screw up your style with corporate rules and such!

I look forward to many more delicious recipes in the future!

Carolyn™ said...

Congratulations I enjoy your work - man cannot live by bread alone :)

Anonymous said...

Mr chef John you deserve this and much more in my opinion; the 2nd best chef in the world, my mums first!

Yet I echo the sentiments others have voiced, that we all love you the way you are.

Mike said...

More Chef John...How can this be a bad thing! Congratulations.

theo said...

YAY for chef John!!! very well deserved, hope it is all that and a bag of chips!

(have you done a chips video recipe?)

Joyce said...

So happy for you, Chef - but a bit wary of changes. Yes, change is a very scary thing for everyone and it's not something to be feared. Change can be good.

I hope your partnership with Allrecipes doesn't compromise your emphasis on teaching technique and your style of using ingredients we can find in our own kitchens.

I've found that AllRecipes is big on using pre-packaged commercial products and I find that infinitely frustrating. I can taste the preservatives and sometimes I like learning how to make stuff on my own. That's why I seek out independent blogers such as yourself.

Be true to what your site is and please don't compromise your signature for commercial purposes.

Anna said...

Congrats!

Scruff said...

That is GREAT! You deserve all that the foodie community has to offer. I have been a long time follower and maker. You rule. The one thing I have to know is if they own the rights to the freakishly small wooden spoon. Tell me it isn't so....Good job!

Anonymous said...

just please stay cool john!

maria said...

Love you and your work....you have no idea...I truly hope your thumbprint does not change.........Love your integrity, Maria

Chase Saunders said...

Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chef John! Still remember "discovering you" on YouTube while trying to figure out the best way to cook a pot roast : ) Thrilled for your success - just hope we don't lose what we've had for so long.

Anonymous said...

Congratz cuz! Proud of you and best (food) wishes to come! Todd & Kitty

Anonymous said...

I don't know who they are but whatever, congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congrats. You earned it. You have the best recipes.

Darlene said...

Congratulations, Chef John! Cheers to your new successes and as always, Enjoy! ;)

Chanelle said...

Remember us little people who were watching your videos for years!
Congradulations!

Clara said...

As a relatively long-time fan, just wanted to say congrats! Really looking forward to seeing even more videos, but hope you don't change a thing! =)

Bulldog said...

congrats! as someone who more often than not makes recipes from this site anything that gets more of your great recipes(especially the fake asian food ones:p) into my hands is a great thing:)

Bret said...

Congratulations Chef! I have been a huge fan and promoter of your site. You have changed the way I cook. But PLEASE, do not take down your past content or change your format. I know you said you wouldn't in this post but big companies have a way of changing things for the worse. PLEASE STAY TRUE TO YOUR FANS!!!!

Anders said...

Congratulations! Everytime one of your videos pop up in my subscribtions, it feels a little like getting a present!

Lori-Vancouver BC Super Host said...

Good on you, Chef John!
Hopefully your blog and videos won't change, we love the format and humour!

KrisD said...

Congrats CJ!

This is probably a dumb question, but will you still "live" at the Foodwishes URL?

Chef John said...

Yes!

Suzi said...

Congrats Chef John! That is great news. Couple months ago I discovered foodwishes.com and I've been a big fan since! I love your videos :-D

Greetings from the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chef John!

I hope this deal works out for you in every way (and I'm looking forward to even more content!).

BFF (best fan forever), Lee

Greginspace said...

Chef John! Awesome news!! Allrecipes has been a go-to favorite of mine for years. Now my favorite two cooking sites have combined forces! Yay!

Pantalone said...

I've said it before ...

FOOD WISHES ROCKS!!!!!!!

(Also, I'd attend a "cooking class" type thingy where a small group of us gets the privelege to cook/learn with you -- could happen, RDA is big.)

Congratulations, will continue to follow.

Darya said...

Hell yes!!!! CONGRATULATIONS John!!

xoxox

Chef John said...

Thanks D! And thanks again to everyone who chimed in!! Such an inspiring response from all. I feel blessed.

philogaia said...

Blessed, of course. But you have worked hard to get here. I know you have researched and worked the angles of cyber-space to be successful. That is not a thing to take lightly. I was down in San Francisco and hanging out with the crazy crew that makes up Klout. I found out that you are among the highest scorers and your name is known in the company as a result. Everyone I've forwarded recipe links to have been impressed (including my ex-husband that is typically impressed by nothing.) I'm so glad to see you being successful at your chosen way of expressing your chef's training and talent.

Paul D said...

Congratulations Chef John. I'm glad things are panning out. It was time to grow

Jay M. said...

Hurray! It's all working out as planned.

Emma said...

Congrats, Chef John, you have done a wonderful job! Please make sure that growing will only mean your family (us :) will grow and everything else that we love so much about you remains the same <3

dadaDan said...

excellent news, and a huge motivation for those of us looking to follow in your footsteps....just avoid using the word 'brand' unless you want allrecipes to take your soul

overtimecook.com said...

My two favorite food sites on the entire Internet are joining together? Is this a glorious dream?

Congrats Chef John! I'm a huge fan of yours, and have learned a ton from your videos.

-Miriam

RJ said...

Best of luck Chef John!

Keep 'em coming :-)

Susan Chin said...

Wowww...congrats to you Chef John. I'm so happy to know about this good news. I'm a member of Allrecipes.com too for years. I'm looking forward to see your recipes in allrecipes.com. Best of Luck to you Chef.

-Susan Chin

w3bd3v said...

You're welcome! It's the least we could do for you, considering how much you give to us!

I'll admit, when I first heard the news on your Twitter, I got a bit nervous. However I hope the same ol' Chef John will always be there, if not just more of him! :)

Take care and congratulations, this must be very gratifying for you!

Justin F.

DaleRM said...

Just heard the news - congratulations!! I hope you don't mind if those of us who were fans long before you became famous share your pride in this achievement. So glad I googled "how to cook squash" years ago :) And I still love the hotel-iron-grilled-cheese ;)

asnwords said...

congrats, chef john!
hope you make more dishes with sambal ;p
*my personal fave*

chromachan said...

I am very happy for you, Chef John!! I have made my beau plenty of your dishes and he's loved every single one of them. Beef Stroganoff is his fave. Congrats!!!

Talek said...

Quick questions, will your videos still be uploaded to your foodwishes youtube channel? and is this site going to become obsolete?

Chef John said...

It will be business as usual! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congrats from Chile. (yes,some of us down here also know about the freakishly small spoon)

Well deserved. Happy for you.

Seduction Meals said...

Congratulations John - I am so happy for you!

Chef John said...

Thank you! :-)