A web based menu planning tool for home cooks with busy lives.


Most home cooks are crunched for time yet they have birthdays, special diets and regular old mid-week dinners to plan. Often times cooking a meal involves multiple recipes and in many cases more than one cook. Allrecipes makes it simple for home cooks to curate and share their own menus through a tool that supports the naturally social nature of cooking.



• Problem definition

• Examined user data

• Whiteboard wireframes  

• Hi-fi mocks and visual design

• Redlines and assets


At Allrecipes I worked closely with product managers and engineers of multiple scrum teams plus other members of the design and marketing team. My role as a UI/UX designer was very collaborative especially with other designers. I worked iteratively on a variety of products including the main website, an Android app, iOS Apps as well as a Windows app.



• Simplify and improve upon concepts of the existing menu planner tool

• Make it possible to associate a menu with a date and export to calendar tools

• Focus the theme of saving time

• Bring to the forefront the social aspect of meal planning

• Make the tool accessible from the user's profile

2/4 New Menu

After clicking/tapping the action to create a new menu a layer opens with options for naming, categorizing, assigning a date, and inviting other users to collaborate on the menu.