Introducing Rouxbe… now with embarassing alcohol story

Now that I’ve made the announcement that I’m leaving Yahoo!, I think it’s about time to talk about where I’ll be working, complete with embarrassing interview-related story.

I’m going to be working at a food based website named Rouxbe, pronounced “Ruby.” (Get it? Roux, like the sauce? It’s a pun. Yeah.)

Rouxbe connects professional chefs with home cooks: people like you, who love food and are looking to expand their culinary repertoire and improve their skills in the kitchen. We offer online instructional cooking videos that walk you step by step through each delicious recipe. And our video recipes provide what no cookbook can: audio and visual cues that professional chefs use as their guides to preparing great recipes.

The website only recent went live a month or two ago to investors. My official title there is “Lead Community Manager/Developer,” although I’m not a huge fan of titles - my job will be to develop features to compliment their fantastic video recipes and to help manage the community that will be using the product. It’s definitely a website with a ton of potential, and I’m going to do my best to make it an even better product starting the end of January.

Oh yeah, and after my tech interview, I almost passed out from a glass of champagne at a dinner. But that’s for another blog post entirely. Or not, after the jump.