BiteUnite

Biteunite is a shared kitchen and cafe with in-person and online cooking class platform

Company overview

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Description:
Biteunite is a shared kitchen and cafe with in-person and online cooking class platform
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Founders:
Patta Arkaresvimun
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Headquarters:
San Francisco
Industry:
Food
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BiteUnite is a co-working kitchen, online cooking class, and café for budding food entrepreneurs and chefs. BiteUnite recognizes the challenges that food entrepreneurs face when making the leap to take their business to the next level by providing a licensed, fully equipped and insured co-working kitchen, coupled with savvy software and ongoing business support with the ultimate goal for passionate home cooks and professional chefs to expand on a commercial level.

San Francisco’s high rent and limited space inspired BiteUnite to create a business that helps food entrepreneurs access expert equipment and tap into a highly supportive community dedicated to helping them get their dreams off the ground. Moreover, BiteUnite can host special events, where chefs and guests can throw a dinner party of their dreams, tastings, as well as cooking classes that center around a theme or technique.

The co-working space doubles as a neighborhood café, offering passerbys and everyday foodies a chance to observe chefs as they work and sample their products. For kitchen members, BiteUnite is also a compelling testing ground where they can retail their product through the company’s online platform and café, targeted directly to consumers. This helps chefs gain valuable consumer feedback as they continue to evolve their culinary creations.

The online cooking class has corralled a stable of incredible chefs from around the globe for their extensive series of virtual cooking workshops. Learn how to make Pad Thai,  katsudon from a Tokyo master or traditional Italian dishes from a Roman one, or stick closer to home with a class led by one of the chefs who work their magic inside Bite Unite's own kitchens. 

founding story

BiteUnite's founder, Patta was born in Bangkok and has lived, worked, cooked, and feasted her way around the world. From Singapore to Paris to Hong Kong, her journey has brought her to San Francisco. Founding BiteUnite in 2015, Patta has created a space to support local chefs, share the love of cooking through classes and events and bring the community together around really great food.

Bios

Patta Arkaresvimun
Founder

Patta Arkaresvimun is a woman of all trades. In the past, she has worked as a Visual Trend Analyst and Creative Director for both Philips Designs and Gibson Innovations in Hong Kong.  After over a decade in the industry, Patta left the corporate world to pursue her love for fresh, authentic food. She saw a crucial need for food entrepreneurs to have the resources and support they require when launching their small businesses. With this knowledge, she was inspired to create BiteUnite Hong Kong in 2015, a company aimed to bridge the gap between home cook and chef, all while offering a safe community space that allows food entrepreneurs to realize their dreams. To much success, BiteUnite has become a community gathering space for chefs and foodies alike, a place to grow careers, and gather over a delicious meal. 

Originally from Thailand, Patta has called Hong Kong home for the last 10 years. The city’s high rent and limited space inspired her to create a business that could help budding entrepreneurs and passionate chefs find success. Now, she’s made the jump into the Western Hemisphere to settle in San Francisco with her family in 2018, to create the same community in the States. San Francisco’s diversity and love of delicious cuisines was a natural next step for BiteUnite. Patta is determined to offer the same valuable amenities to individuals looking to make their food business dreams come true in San Francisco.

Products

Online Cooking Class

Mission-based coworking kitchen Bite Unite has corralled a stable of incredible chefs from around the globe for their extensive series of virtual cooking workshops.

Online Cooking Class

$
55.00
Description:

Mission-based coworking kitchen Bite Unite has corralled a stable of incredible chefs from around the globe for their extensive series of virtual cooking workshops.

Details:
Learn how to make katsudon from a Tokyo master ($40) or traditional Italian dishes from a Roman one ($30), or stick closer to home with a class led by one of the chefs who work their magic inside Bite Unite's own kitchens. You will (finally!) learn how to make those Thai, Indian, and Persian dishes you crave.
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Co-Working Kitchen
BiteUnite is a co-working kitchen and café for budding food entrepreneurs and chefs. BiteUnite recognizes the challenges that food entrepreneurs face when making the leap to take their business to the next level. By providing a licensed, fully-equipped, and insured co-working kitchen and event space, coupled with savvy software and ongoing business support. During the pandemic, we are focused on online cooking classes and the global community. Our classes are about connecting everyone during a very difficult time globally.

Co-Working Kitchen

$
25.00
Description:
BiteUnite is a co-working kitchen and café for budding food entrepreneurs and chefs. BiteUnite recognizes the challenges that food entrepreneurs face when making the leap to take their business to the next level. By providing a licensed, fully-equipped, and insured co-working kitchen and event space, coupled with savvy software and ongoing business support. During the pandemic, we are focused on online cooking classes and the global community. Our classes are about connecting everyone during a very difficult time globally.
Details:
BiteUnite is helping passionate home cooks and professional chefs expand to a commercial level. San Francisco’s high rent and limited space inspired BiteUnite to create a business that helps food entrepreneurs access expert equipment and tap into a highly supportive community dedicated to helping them get their dreams off the ground. Moreover, BiteUnite is open for events, where chefs and guests can host a dinner party of their dreams, tastings, as well as regular public cooking classes that center around a theme or technique. The co-working space doubles as a neighborhood café, offering passersby and everyday foodies a chance to observe chefs as they work and sample their products. For kitchen members, BiteUnite is also a compelling testing ground where they can retail their product through the company’s online platform and café. This helps chefs gain valuable consumer feedback as they continue to evolve their culinary creations.
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Cooking on the rooftop

Come chill out safely at our private rooftop with San Francisco view for an all-inclusive alfresco Thai cooking class! Let us take you and your tastebuds on a culinary adventure to Thailand! Join us for a fully-outdoor experience and learn how to make mouth-watering Thai food from scratch, just the way they do it on the streets of Bangkok.

Cooking on the rooftop

$
80.00
Description:

Come chill out safely at our private rooftop with San Francisco view for an all-inclusive alfresco Thai cooking class! Let us take you and your tastebuds on a culinary adventure to Thailand! Join us for a fully-outdoor experience and learn how to make mouth-watering Thai food from scratch, just the way they do it on the streets of Bangkok.

Details:
You'll be making the below dishes at our rooftop: Two Main Dishes (Veg option with tofu) - Pad Kra Prao (Fried chicken or tofu with basil) with jasmine rice. - Pad Thai is a stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served as street food. (Chicken or Tofu) - Dessert: Mango sticky rice Total time of 2 hours - First part: Cooking at our rooftop with SF panoramic view - Second part: Dining at the lounging area Patio heaters will be available during colder weather! Limited to the number of people outlined in current county guidelines.
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Time Out
The 8 Best Cooking Classes in San Francisco for Foodies
BiteUnite is a co-working commercial kitchen located in the Mission District which offers a variety of classes from member chefs. Classes vary, but recent offerings include Thai cuisine, seasonal pie and sushi. Most classes range in price from $75–$125. Ch
restaurant-hospitality
Building a Food Community in San Francisco
Patta Arkaresvimun has spun her career as a creative director studying trends into a business that understands and anticipates what food startups need to get off the ground and thrive.
7x7
8 Virtual Classes for Next-Level Pandemic Cooking
Mission-based coworking kitchen Bite Unite has corralled a stable of incredible chefs from around the globe for their extensive series of virtual cooking workshops. Learn how to make katsudon from a Tokyo master ($40) or traditional Italian dishes from a R
KQED
5 Places to Get Your Food Business Started
The Bay Area is where start-ups come to be born, (hopefully) thrive, and, in unfortunate cases, die. Whether it’s hardware, software, or somewhere in between, surviving in the Bay as an entrepreneur is a tough thing to do. And when it comes to food, it’s e
Eater
Hong Kong-Based Co-Working Kitchen and Cafe Brings New Model to SF
BiteUnite, a combination cafe, commercial kitchen, and online platform for chefs to book space and publicize their offerings, wants to bring diners and food entrepreneurs together in San Francisco. It already does in Hong Kong, where Patta Arkaresvimun fou

testimonial

This experience was WONDERFUL!! Patta was an excellent teacher and helped us make an amazing Pad Thai that my entire family enjoyed!! She was patient with us and really helped us understand how truly authentic Pad Thai is made. Patta was so personable and engaging. We did this together with a team from work and loved the opportunity to spend time together virtually and enjoyed eating together after we finished cooking!! I highly recommend this to anyone that likes Pad Thai and would like to learn how to make this together!! Thank you Patta!
Cydney
Online cooking class Guest
Everything about this experience was incredible-right from the amazing location on the rooftop, the thoughtful hospitality, lovely interaction at a safe distance with others, the curated ingredients that were made available, the amazing storytelling and instructions from Patta and the tasty food! A huge thank you for going above and beyond to make Valentine's Day so special for us Patta!
Aish
In Person cooking classes (Rooftop cooking class)
We joined BiteUnite because they are incredibly supportive and professional partners. BiteUnite truly cares about its members, and we're so grateful to be a part of their wonderful community. From offering a clean and beautiful kitchen space to promoting our shefs on social media, BiteUnite has been incredibly supportive as we all work together to serve our community safely during the pandemic. In August 2020, the Shef company announced it had raised $8.8 million in funding.
Alvin Salehi <alvin@shef.com>
American tech entrepreneur, attorney and angel investor. He is the co-founder of Shef, Code.gov and a former White House technology advisor under President Obama.