Home Chef CEO Pat Vihtelic created Home Chef to provide everything needed to bring more delicious meals to the dinner table. While we are going through the hustle and bustle at work, it’s nice to know there’s a simply prepared meal waiting in our fridge when we get home.
Their mantra is simplicity. “From online to doorstep… to your kitchen table, Home Chef makes planning and preparing a home-cooked meal simple, intuitive and inspirational, every step of the way.”
About Home Chef
In 2013, Pat started Home Chef by partnering with a chef to design recipes that are easy to follow and delicious. They believe in saving time, reducing food waste, and bringing people together around the table for a home cooked meal.
How It Works
Members will answer a few questions about their food preferences, likes/dislikes, allergies, and other information for a personalized menu, creating an account to get started.
Each week, members choose from a list of customized recipes, or personalize their preferences by choosing upgrades, swapping out side items, or doubling up on your favorite protein.
Fresh, ready to make choices are then delivered to your doorstep with an easy-to-follow recipe card. Members can choose to skip a week or pause their account at any time.
All that’s left to do is enjoy your homemade meal and look forward to your next Home Chef meal.
Building Your Box
With a different menu each week, there’s always new recipes to discover. Members choose the cooking experience they desire for the week to compliment they type of week they anticipate. Does your kiddo have soccer practice two afternoons or do you have dinner plans for a birthday party? Are you looking forward to next week because you will be working from home with extra time on your hands in the afternoon to put on your culinary chef hat? There’s a box for all the above.
Meal Kits– Easy recipes with pre-portioned ingredients ready in about 30 minutes.
15 Minute Meal Kits– Build for speed! Prepped, pre-portioned ingredients that cook in 15 minutes.
Oven Ready– Pre-portioned, fresh ingredients arrive with an oven-safe tin. No prep, no mess!
Grill-Ready– Assemble the ingredients in a grill-safe bag and throw it on the grill for a quick, flavorful meal.
Culinary Collection– Special occasion or on a whim, up the ante with this selection of premium meals!
With a box to compliment every lifestyle and food options to please every pallet, here’s one example of the menu choices available for a week during the summer.
NY Strip Steak with Herbed Shrimp, cheesy scalloped potatoes and broccolini
Hazelnut Butter Chicken Breast with garlic mashed potatoes and honey-rosemary carrots
Honey BBQ Salmon with bacon jalapeno corn muffins and corn on the cob
Garlicky BLT Burger with cilantro lime roasted potatoes
Shrimp Scampi Risotto with garlic zucchini
Sweet Miso Sirloin with broccoli and pepper sesame rice
Pesto Panko Chicken with Parmesan garlic-roasted potatoes and broccoli
Barbacoa Steak Tacos with queso fresco
Chicken with Fig and Bacon Jam with loaded blue cheese fondue green beans
Crispy Chicken Biscuit Open-Faced Sandwiches with sweet onion coleslaw
Mexican Style Pizza with poblano pepper and cheese
Vietnamese-Style Pork Fajitas with slaw and Sriracha aioli
Turkey Meatloaf and Porcini Cream Sauce with Asiago zucchini
Spaghetti with Roasted Red Pepper Cream and garlic bread
One-Pot Creamy Italian Sausage Rigatoni with fire roasted tomatoes and kale
One-Pan Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Parmesan
Express Plus/15-Minute Meal Kit
Asiago and Spinach Crusted Chicken with crispy Lyonnaise-style potatoes
Sweet Chili Pork Lettuce Wraps with crispy rice noodles
Creamy Steak Carbonara with bacon and Parmesan
Meat Lover’s Summer Chili with pepperoni and bacon
Fast & Fresh Plus
BBQ Brisket with Cheesy Grits and crispy onions
Orange Ginger Chicken Noodle Bowl with peanuts and bok choy
Pepperoni Puttanesca Gemelli with Parmesan
Orange Teriyaki Pork Medallions with bok choy and rice
Shrimp Tostadas with salsa verde guacamole
Chicken and Truffle Honey Butter with Parmesan pecan green beans
BBQ Pulled Pork Enchiladas with chipotle ranch and crispy onions
In addition to meal kits, members can shop for additional items like breakfast, breads, dessert, protein, snacks, salads and more. Members can save a percentage off their membership by using the link and code available after login to their Wellpons dashboard.