HouseCook started in December 2019 as a family business. The head chef (one of the founders) loved cooking and her kids loved her food so much, they thought others must try it! The founders simply started cooking and delivering fresh homemade food to their family and friends who had busy schedules and no time to cook. They realized their family and friends wanted fresh, Halal, flavourful homemade food. They wanted food that had very little oil and was not overly spicy. They wanted to minimize eating out and ordering take-out from restaurants. These individuals simply wanted "ghar ka khaana" ("homemade food") daily and a variety of dishes delivered to them in the comfort of their homes.