Yep. I hate arguments that say a law is questionable because it's old. How long it's been on the books is irrelevant. There are very good laws that have been around for as long as there have been laws, and there are brand-spanking new laws that are disastrous.
In addition to the other comments rebutting this, I'd like to add that your argument ignores the fact that the government is not supposed to be some "other" that has feelings and motivations apart from the citizens. Rather, us citizens are supposed to be the government.
Not only that, but Google was a late-comer to the thing. They didn't really want to take part, but they saw which way the wind was blowing and didn't want to look like they were siding with the bad guys.
Greenbacks refer to the bills used during the civil war. While they are still technically legal tender, they are not circulated because they are worth much, much more as collectors items than as cash.
Greenbacks came in two forms: demand notes, which were not originally legal tender but could be used to pay customs duties, and United States notes, which were legal tender and the nation's first fiat currency.
Demand notes stopped being printed in 1862, US notes in 1865.
So then the AC's concern about this being complicated is without merit. The online service itself is not cooking anything for anybody, therefore they aren't catering, and whether or not the cook offering their services is catering depends on their circumstances.
Sounds like the existence of this service changes nothing in this area.
Here's the interesting thing: I am an excellent baker, and I do know the basic skills of cooking.
My poiint, though, is twofold. One is what you discussed here -- yes, nearly everyone can become a competent cook if they are willing to put in the time and energy. I am not so willing, because I dislike cooking. I love baking, hate cooking.
However, you can't discount talent. One of the reasons that I hate to cook is because I don't have the talent of being able to know how flavors and textures work together.
Like most other activities, you can learn rules about that sort fo thing -- that's why it's possible to become competent. However, no amount of book learning will teach you the talent or instinct to rise above the rules.
Therefore, I will never be able to produce a meal that is as good as what a decent restaurant can produce. I can certainly cook healthy meals that are edible, but that's a whole different thing.
At a restaurant, I personally am not paying for atmosphere. A couple of my favorite restaurants of all time have the ambiance of truck stops. I am paying for expertise.
"When has a bar or any place serving alcohol ever been held responsible for selling legal alcohol to someone that went on to drive while drunk?"
Very frequently, in my state. If someone is busted for drunk driving, the driver is asked where they got their last drink. Whoever that was (whether a bar, a party, friend's house, whatever) is on the hook too.
If a bar or restaurant is named too frequently, it loses its liquor license in addition to whatever other penalties were levied.