Houston-based VC firm Allison Wood Ventures provided a $2 million seed investment in Hudson-based CookinGenie.

CookinGenie, co-founded by Sabah Drabu and Abhijit Ganguly, provides customers access to a network of  personal chefs — or genies — for an event. Customers choose from a menu of available meals and schedule a date and time.

"We want to change how people think of personal chefs," Drabu said in a statement. "Most people think personal chefs are only for celebrities, but we wanted to create a marketplace where anyone can find and book a talented chef in their area in minutes."

"CookinGenie is a company dedicated to integrity and customer commitment, making it a fantastic fit for us," said Allison Wood, founder of Allison Wood Ventures. "CookinGenie's team identified a need, created a game-changing solution, and is currently customizing and scaling the business to ensure success. We are thrilled to invest in such a creative and forward-thinking startup, and we know the potential is limitless with this innovative team."