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Chef Moz, an offshoot of DMOZ, was an open content directory of World Wide Web links of restaurants. The website was constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors, and owned by Netscape.

Chef Moz, similar to its parent DMOZ, used a hierarchical ontology scheme for organizing site listings. Listings on a similar topic were grouped into categories, which can then include smaller categories.

On 17 February 2011, DMOZ administrator "lisagirl" confirmed that Chef Moz was dead.[1]


From its beginning in 2000 to November 2009 (when it became impossible for editors to log into the site), ChefMoz had grown to become the largest global directory of restaurants on the internet. The total number of restaurants indexed since 2000 is recorded in the following table:[2]

YEAR Number of Restaurants
2000 48000
2001 75000
2002 179000
2003 208000
2004 258000
2005 266000
2006 275000
2007 315000
2008 325000


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