Allrecipes.com is a social network focused on the headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The company of the same name was founded by graduates of the Washington University of Archeology Tim Khanth, Carl Lipo, Mark Madsen, Dan Shepard and David Quinn.
Recipes on the website are published by members of the Allrecipes.com community, and then copied by employees. Community members can also evaluate and view recipes, as well as add photos of the finished dish. Recipes are classified for season, type (for example, snack or dessert) and ingredients. The search function supports the requirement and elimination of certain ingredients. Other categories include methods (for example, making grilled or pastries), options and style of cooking. Assistance is offered in finding food ideas for special holidays.