How to make awesome meals like a professional chef
Making awesome meals like a professional chef or maybe even a gourmet chef is easier than I ever thought possible. However, when someone says home meal delivery, the first thing I think is e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e!
Boy, was I surprised, and pleasantly, I might add, when my family tried our first home delivered meal from HomeChef.com. I didn’t really understand the value of HomeChef until I started using it myself. We’ve tried a few of these meals now and my family has really enjoyed them. The generous portions of a 4-serving meal have been plenty for my family of five.
I needed to find out more, so I invited Shane Smith, director of digital marketing with HomeChef.com to tell us about the program.
“HomeChef is a meal delivery program that answers the age-old question, “what’s for dinner?”. The goal is to have something hearty and healthy, that can be prepared in about 30 minutes to fit a busy lifestyle.”
Each week fresh meats and fresh produce are delivered right from the farm or distributors to the HomeChef facility. It then gets readied to be boxed up and delivered straight to your door. None of the ingredients have been frozen or need to be frozen. They will either go right into your refrigerator or pantry until you’re ready to cook.
How does the HomeChef program work?
First, HomeChef.com has a taste profile for you to go through where you would answer questions about:
- Any allergies, food likes and dislikes, food preferences, whether or not you’re trying to avoid certain ingredients.
- How many people do you want to cook for?
- How often you want to receive meals from HomeChef?
- What days do you want to receive meals?
From there you pick out your menu. The menu itself gives you approximately a dozen different options to choose from for the following week. Menu items change about every 3 weeks so you have about twelve new options each week. You select what looks good to you. The calorie counts are also there so you can stay within a certain calorie range if you want or need to.
Your meals are packaged up for you and delivered on the day you’ve selected. You will receive one box with all the ingredients proportioned out to make the meals you chose. Having some of this prep work already done for you is like having a sous chef in the kitchen. The box is sent with ice packs to keep your food fresh and an easy-to-follow recipe card.
HomeChef.com has a culinary team of professional chefs that have worked in the restaurant business that put together all the easy-to-follow recipes. The recipe cards themselves are designed to make cooking your meal fun and so easy even the kids can get in on the cooking. Each card takes you step-by-step, with pictures and explanations if you don’t understand a particular cooking term.
How much does it cost to get HomeChef meals
The meals are $9.95 and include shipping. $50 is the minimum amount you can order for a week. However, with this special savings code from SavingsAngel you can get your first box with a $30 discount bringing the price down to $20! Simply use this code at the checkout SAVING30.
This is not a program where you will get an auto-shipped box. Some people do use it that way. As Shane says, “They trust HomeChef to pick and send the meals for them. However, there is no obligation to continue receiving meals.”
So if you want some great tasting meals that are healthy, easy, and fun to prepare, try HomeChef! I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Be sure to catch my interview with Shane on my Podcast #178 and the cost comparison that I did, Does it make financial sense to do home meal delivery? HomeChef Review