The oldest web page that I see is May 5, 2002. To see that, you would go here. DiscussCooking.com - Cooking Forums
It seems that Kitchenelf has been here since the beginning.
Who started it has been answered.
Why - Why not? It is a great place to visit, it has good people here and it hs great recipies to help you eat whatever you might like however you might like to prepare it.
Where is a funny question on the Internet. Where the founder is from has been answered. Where it is hosted, well, that's another question. CO-LO's (Co-Location Facilities, the place where lots of Internet servers live) do not usually advertise their locations for obvious reasons. It is not really important, unless you are checking a lot of techie things.
I am not sure that I supplied a lot of information that the OP wants, because I don't know any more than I can research. I did get to show you the wayback machine that archives web pages. If you want a hoot look at what Yahoo looked like when it started compared to what it looks like now.
As far as the CO-LO's I love working in them. the security and environment are a trip.
Please feel free to move or delete this post - If I have said anything wrong.