Online homemade food delivery app Cookin is expanding its service to cover residents across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The expansion allows residents in Thornhill, North York, Etobicoke and parts of Scarborough, Mississauga, Richmond Hill and Markham to order meals cooked by professional home cooks.

Cookin chose the GTA region due to its diversity. Residents can order ready-to-eat home-cooked meals ranging from biryani to dumplings.

Cookin CEO Morley Ivers said: “Cookin’s expansion to new communities throughout the GTA is a big step forward.

“When Cookin first surpassed 10,000 meals delivered in Toronto, it was a big moment for our team and it was also a signal that we were ready to expand. Today, we are excited to help more than 4,000 talented food creators who have applied to build their small businesses on Cookin.

“With every order delivered, we take pride in sharing amazing food from professional home chefs, and it’s momentous that we can now share that experience beyond Toronto’s core.”

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The Canadian start-up provides access to customers, business development and marketing support for Toronto cooks, helping them develop a successful food business.

Soup & Hustle founder Sunta Sem said: “They have an incredibly supportive team that is always cheering you on, they are there for my questions and open to my feedback.”

Soup & Hustle is a business listed on the Cookin platform. It serves Cambodian food to residents in the Toronto area.

In February 2023, Cookin received more than C$17m ($12.73m) in a funding round to support its expansion into the US market.

A portion of the funding will also establish leadership in Toronto and the surrounding areas.

The funding round was led by Relay Ventures, with participation from Mistral Ventures.

Cookin is also backed by angel investors, including Matt Tucker, Howard Grosfield, Patrick Kriss, Jodi Kovitz, Ben Leventhal, Noah Glass and Mark Cohon.