Frequently Asked Questions

Face Your Food” does what you never could before, create and link your custom, future FYF-recipe back to your original FB food-related posting. Friends have been clamoring for your recipes, but you didn’t have the time when you posted. But now that you do, resurge you old post with new information.  Sharing your culinary expertise is a great way to enlighten, entertain, and strengthen your Friendships, be they on FB our new FYF Community.


Publishing your FYF recipe to FB make you a “FB Chef” when you can opt into our exclusive FB-wide FBTopCHEF! challenge.  FYF merges your Real FB Social Activity with a Fantasy Cooking Competition. It’s easy and fun because as an FB Chef you control the quality of your recipe catalog, and as a Viewer/Friend you control how well your FB Chef Friend does in competition based on their recipes.

The awe we have at our FB Foodie Friend’s posts of delectable dishes and devilish drinks that make us so curious or inspired to recreate.  Stock recipe, pure kitchen creativity, special ingredients?  Now these social secrets can be revealed in more detail, with more organization and having more social value than any Comment stream that post/pic could ever achieve. A win-win for FB Chef and Friend.

Absolutely!  Though you will be alerted of new recipes on FB, to view the recipe and help your Friend in the FBTOPCHEF! Challenge you need the FYF App.

Because FYF is NOT a generic Social Recipe App that creates and collects recipes for all, or acts as a personal culinary compendium.  FYF is specifically crafted to ENHANCE the Facebook Community’s experience by “inviting MORE conversation” around ALREADY awe-inspiring food posts. The only Login to FYF is your FB Account. With over one billion FB user’s, FYF isn’t exactly operating in a bubble, but you now have another means to increase your social currency with more FB users appreciating your skills.

No. The FYF App can retrieve and display your FB Newsfeed, TimeLine & Albums, from which you can select Posts and Pictures as a recipe “Sources”. FYF does not duplicate FB functionality, but in part, acts as a recipe-specific extension of FB.  Right now, only the FYF App can retrieve  your FB information.  The FYF Site can however create recipes using locally stored images as Recipe Sources.

FYF has a Recipe Box where you View Draft, FYF-Shared and FB-Published recipes and Add new recipes. Facebook does not know of the recipes you create with FYF, but your FB Friends will know, once you Publish that recipe back to FB using our App or Site.

When starting a new recipe, you can start as being non-FB referenced (offline pics; pics already used in recipes) or FB referenced (Timeline Post or FB Album/Pics). If the recipe is FB referenced, when Published back to FB it will include the URL to your Timeline post or Album/Pic)

Yes. The recipe interface has a SAVE (Draft), FYF-Share and FB-Publish. When Saved, no-one knows what’s you’re working on, so re-edit/resave as needed. When it’s finalized as FYF-Shared and/or FB-Published, the recipe becomes available to your FYF Community and FB Friends with an auto-generated promotional comment to your FB post.


Note: SAVED and FYF-Shared recipes can be edited on the Site, but FB-Published recipes cannot (yet).

No Problem! We realize that sometimes the easiest way to create/edit larger content is on a larger screen, so FYF has created a “dual recipe entry system” between our App and Site. A recipe started from either can be called up from the other – because the recipe is stored in a common backend database. The App and Site have similar functionality, so each can SAVE, FYF-SHARE and FB-PUBLISH. Our goal is to make your recipe creation and dissemination as easy and quick as possible!

Easy!  Just FB-Publish your recipe from FYF. This creates a new FB Post on your FB Timeline with your recipe pic and title linked to the FYF recipe online recipe, and automatic (but editable) promotional text for your FB audience – so they know what’s going on with this automated posting.  The post also includes a second link, if your FYF recipe was created using a chosen FB-Source post from your FB Timeline.

We would love for food-related group members to publish their FYF recipes directly to Groups, but the FB API does not allow it at this time.


From within FB you can then “Share” your own FB-Published recipe from your Timeline to a Group.  

The Status Text will NOT Share automatically. You can COPY the status text (including source links) and PASTE into the shared post screen before Sharing. This allows your Group members (Friends or not) to see the recipe post as it exists in your Timeline.  Then you can delete the Timeline post, if it wasn’t intended to exist there.

From FB, your audience can simply click your new FB recipe post (see #8).  But they can also search for you and FYF-Shared/FB-Published recipes from the App and Site.  For convenience, each View of a recipe has a Print option.

No. The more the better, but not just for your Friends.  The # of published recipes is one metric in the FB Chef rank algorithm. However, poor ratings work against you, so publish your best recipes with ratings in mind.

Yes! We realize many superb culinary recipesbeing shared are based on existing online recipes – and you can do the same. The FYF recipe form can capture an existing “Recipe URL” that you want to use. This recipe will suppress the Ingredients Section you would normally fill-in to SAVE a recipe (at least one ingredient). The rest of the recipe form acts a wrapper, allowing you to add commentary to highlight any modifications you suggest for this base-recipe, that makes it “your own”. 

Yes. If you have two ways to make the worlds’ greatest eggplant parmesan, they must be two separate recipes, but you can always choose the same Timeline Post or Pic for both recipes.  However, they should have different Recipe Titles to avoid confusion.

No. Referencing FB Post/Pics are limited to your own FB Timeline Posts and FB Albums that FYF gets via the FB API. 

You may have a great FYF recipe to add to a Friends food post (who isn’t quick to add his own recipe, or that you think yours is a worthy additional recipe).  In this case, consider your friend as an inspiration and create your own recipe with FYF using your own picture. However, we have nothing against you copying a friends professional looking pic from FB and using it for your own FYF-recipe. 

It Doesn’t/Can’t. Posts to FB do not allow user-defined categories (ex: food). Posting to food albums certainly helps organize food content, but many on FB only post food content to their more generic Timeline. The FYF recipe author must take care to use recipe-relevant posts as sources of the FYF recipes.

Note: It doesn’t make sense to use a “muscle car” pic as a recipe source. If your recipe called Cream Puff turns out to be of a show-car, and not a pastry, we don’t think your fan-base will be that amused. Let’s all work together to avoid this. smiley

No. FYF can do this for you.  It can directly upload a pic saved on your device to an existing FB Album, or into a new FB Album created on the fly. Once uploaded, it can be chosen as a recipe source.  You can also use the pic directly from your device as a source for your new recipe.

No. It might be more convenient for you, but makes no difference to FYF.  You just choose pics from any post or album displayed. 

Note: However,FYF creates/populates two albums for you. One album of all images that you included in the “Create New FYF Post” utility (ex: posts for the FYF community), the other album is to show pics already used in FYF recipes.

Yes and No.

Yes because:

  • The FYF “My Newsfeed” pulls your FB News Feed, which is based on your Friendships.
  • Any FYF recipe inherits the same FB audience as the source post/pic.

No because:

  • Nothing stops your FB audience from sharing your recipes/enhanced pics with their Friends.
  • FYF is considering seeing non-FB Friend Published recipes (if they result in a FYF keyword food search. You can’t Like, Comment or Share back to FB, but you could Rate or Comment Internally to FYF.  

Yes. Every recipe is created with a User Search in mind. The recipe author is prompted to enter searchable Keywords and select form six Food/Diet Categories to help define the dish. The Recipe Search will match the Searcher’s Keywords and Food/Diet Categories against all FYF recipe Keywords and Categories. All results will be displayed, from where you can View, Print and Rate each recipe.

No problem!  BUT those Apps are NOT linked to FB and CANNOT duplicate FYF’s mission: “To enhance the FB Foodie experience and create new FB Social Media Cooking Stars”

Because simple sharing of External Recipe URL’s into your FB Timeline DOES:

  • NOT Allow you to customize that recipe, by including it inside your own custom FYF version of it.
  • NOTAllow that post to link back your older food posts that were the inspiration for your recipe and create TimeLine continuity and an increased/resurged social media activity.
  • NOT Avoid the copycat mentality of everyone reposting the same content over and over. FYF is about your custom content being shared with your Social Media audience!

Inspired by the hit show Top Chef, FBTOPCHEF! aims to be the best Social Media Cooking Competition. With a supportive FB base and a well-crafted pic-recipe pairing, you have an edge.  The scoring algorithm is secret, but it factors in: # of Published Recipes, Recipe Ratings, Comment activity, Inspirational ability (has anyone made your recipe?), Sioux Chefs (has anyone requested you make a dish for them?  If so, you are now their mentor), and more factors.  100 is the best score, but each point is harder to achieve.  FYF recalculates the score with every social action on your recipe, so you know where you stand at any instant in time.

The CHEF RANK is a position based on all CHEF SCORES, which are displayed from highest to lowest.  
The CHEF SCORE can range from 0 to 100 and is determined by two components.
Component 1, is a weighted average of recipe ratings, which accounts for 60% of your CHEF SCORE (60pts of 100pts).  Recipe ratings can be from FB friends who see your posted FYF recipe, or the any in the FYF Community who found your recipes from searches or other means.
Component 2, is based on FB Social Activity (Total # of Likes, Comments & Replies on of all Published FYF Recipes), which accounts for 40% of your CHEF SCORE (40pts of 100pts).  This component exists to reward those who’s FB Community is Active and Supportive.  Our proprietary algorithm is asymptotic to this limit of 40, so you can never reach 40 (ex: 39.9999…) no matter how much FB activity you have. However, it takes a lot of FB activity to get to 30pts and beyond.

Each Month has a Winner!  The competition is ongoing, but we celebrate a Monthly FBTOPCHEF! winner (based on best FB Chef rank for each of many social and geographic categories).  You may be the top banana one month or in the scrap bucket the next.  It’s about having fun, and letting your ever-growing FB Community boost your score (and your ego). 

Think your block has the Best Chef? Prove it!  FYF can be set to independently determine the monthly winner between multiple selected geographic locales, or even between participating members of competing FB Food Groups.


Ex:  A FB Chef in CityA selects:  Compete with “CityB”.  All FB Chefs in CityB are alerted to the challenge.  If there are no

       FB Chefs in CityB, the Challenge is stayed, until an FB Chef exists.  If at least one FB Chef from CityB “Accepts”, the

       Challenge is set to compare the highest scoring FB Chefs from each city and determine the winner.  Once the

       challenge is set, FYF will auto-post the competitors and winner to the walls of all FB Chefs in competition.

We are working hard to get your talent recognized (outside of your friends and family!)  FYF is making inroads to Food and Cookware companies, to offer meaningful swag to our winners.  The bigger the win, the bigger the prize.  Your online FBTOPCHEF! status may be transformed into a real life endorsement as a Home Chef Recipe GoTo!  Even better, you may be asked to endorse your favorite cooking implements.  Just try to remember us little people here at FYF after you’re famous!

BOTH.  FYF leverages the size and loyalty of your FB

Social Network into better scores as a FB Chef.  However, you do not need to compete – you can opt in or out with an

easy selection. If you just want to share your recipes with FB Friends - that is definitely OK with FYF!

For those worried about commercialization of posted recipes. That a recipe is posted to any website, creates and digital footprint, and is considered a "digital publication", and has with it, has an inherent copyright against the commercialization of your "digital property".
DadsPlan nor "Face Your Food" can specifically lay claim to protect your property, that' is not the role or assumed liability of these entities, and won't state that specifically.
However, the governing bodies offer copyright protections by virtue that a recipe is posted to a digital medium, and can show content associated with an record of authorship and creation date.