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Time to Get Cooking!

November 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology

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Chef Jim in his white jacket and chef hat

Here’s an exciting new app from Conversant Labs called Yes Chef – just in time for holiday cooking!  Yes Chef is an easy way to find and follow recipes.  Much like this developer’s Say Shopping app, Yes Chef is an app that you talk to and it talks back to you, no typing or swiping required.


Getting Started

Everything begins by saying the wake word of “Chef.”   After saying, “Chef,” wait for the tone.  Often I find I have to repeat “Chef” a couple of times before I hear the tone, so be patient and wait for the tone.  When you do hear the tone you say “Search.”  Helpful hints are always given for what to say as you move throughout the app.


How Does it Work?

Let’s say you are trying to find a recipe for meatloaf.  Once you are in the app, say, “Chef, wait for the tone and then say, “Search.” The app will reply, “Search for what.”  Now say, “Meatloaf.” The app will then read off the basic info for the first meatloaf recipe.  You can then say, “Chef, Read All” to read the info for the first 10 recipes.  Let’s say you want to try the second recipe.  Just say, “Chef, read recipe number 2.”

Once you have found a recipe, you have several choices of what to say;

  • “Chef, Read Next” which will read the next step in the recipe
  • “Chef, Read All” to read all the steps in the recipe.
  • “Chef, Read All Ingredients” to hear the list of ingredients for this recipe.


Where Do You Get It?

So where do you find this amazing app and how much does it cost?  It’s available in the Apple app store and it’s free.  Since it is free you have nothing to lose, so give it a try.

Don’t forget, this app gives you the recipes to follow, not the skills to cook with vision loss.  If you want help chopping, measuring and using kitchen appliances, give us a call at 312-236-8569 and ask for Polly Abbott, our certified vision rehabilitation therapist.

1 comment on “Time to Get Cooking!”

  1. Chris says:

    Interesting app, I will make sure to check it out.


    Chris – Visually Impaired

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