So the hubs and I have been getting Home Chef meal delivery service for about seven months now. Suffice it to say, this is going to be a positive review.
Home Chef is a DIY meal delivery service. Meaning they send you the ingredients and you make the food. I love cooking, so naturally, I enjoy this. The meals range from easy to expert level. Most meals can be cooked in 30 minutes. Some recipes are done in an hour. They even have some recipes that can be cooked in 15 minutes!
We picked Tuesday delivery for our meals and, with one exception due to a holiday falling at an inopportune time, all of our meals arrived on time. The box that didn’t, well, that arrived too hot to eat the meat. Home Chef gave us credit towards our next box of meals equal to what we paid for the original box. Since it wasn’t Home Chef’s fault the food was late, we gave them another chance and everything has been great since!
The food arrives in an insulated box with the freezer packs on the bottom, over the meat. I’ve noticed that the warmer the weather forecast, the more freezer packs there seem to be. Huzzah!
The meal ingredients come separated in their own bags and are labeled. I use each bag as my garbage bag when I am cooking, so that’s helpful too. The meat also comes individually wrapped and sealed, which is nice.
Each meal comes with easy to read (and follow) instructions. As long as you read over the instructions carefully before you start making each meal, you won’t have any problems. There have been times where I missed a step because I didn’t read the recipe over once before I started cooking, and well, I should know better because I cooked with recipes all the time! User error is always fun.
It’s good for people who have allergies. like me, because they tell you before you select your recipes for the week what allergens are in what items! Since I am allergic to eggs (is anyone getting tired of me bringing that up yet?), having the allergens laid out like that is invaluable.
Obviously, if we’ve been eating it for seven months, we love the food.
I can tell you, that out of seven months of doing this, we have had only one or two times where we really didn’t like the meal to the point of not wanting to finish it. Okay, maybe three times. That’s not a bad track record when you think about it. And since it’s cheaper than a restaurant meal at (usually) $10 a serving, that’s not bad at all.
All in all, and with a smile on my face, I recommend Home Chef.