Home Cooking with Chefs Plate

A few months ago after hearing about some new Meal Kit services, and trying Fresh Prep and Hello Fresh, I decided to spend some more time at home cooking and using another meal service. Chefs Plate is a national company that has been around for a couple of years, they have created a selection of their own recipes to make it easy for home cooks to make the dishes in approx. 30 mins.

The idea for most of the meal kit services is that they shop, chop, and deliver fresh recipe ingredients directly to your home or office each week. In a cooler box, you’ll receive just the right amount of every ingredient along with simple instructions to cook a meal you’ll love in under 30 minutes. Prepared ingredients mean zero prep required and fewer dishes to clean up.

The process is fairly easy, you set up an account with Hello Fresh online while setting up for your first delivery, you choose the number of meals you want and for 2 person or 4 person. You then get all the pre-portioned ingredients along with the recipes delivered to your home. I chose the 2 person option this time around, making a selection of dishes during the week I used their service.

My favourite dishes in order of preference are here.

ingredients

potatoes on the sheet pan

frying the steak

pickling the onions

frying the veggies

out of oven finishing

greens

slicing the steak

Spanish Steak & Patatas Bravas

Spanish Steak & Patatas Bravas drizzled in a herb aioli with a baby arugula salad

ingredients

frying the chicken and onions

frying the chicken and onions

frying the veggies

draining the pasta

Chicken with Sundried Tomato Pasta

Chicken with Sundried Tomato Pasta with caramelized onions and brussels sprouts

Likes: easy step by step instructions with colourful visuals of a 6 step process; labelling of the dish, ingredients and nutritional information on the outside of each meal kit.

Dislikes: proteins arrived fresh not frozen with the expiry dates only a few days forward so you had to cook the meals right away within a 3 day time-frame; the inside pre-measured ingredients packaging wasn’t superior.

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Prices:

$65.70 for 3 meals, 2 person per week

$117 for 3 meals, 4 person per week

I enjoyed making these meals and thought Chefs Plate makes it easy for the average home cook to make meals in under an hour.

By: Richad Wolak