If you enjoy cooking and relishing good & healthy food but haven’t heard or tried meal kits delivery services, then have you been living under a rock for the past few years? Meal service delivery providers such as Blue Apron, Plated, and HelloFresh, entered the U.S. in 2012 and capitalized the untapped meal kits delivery market. However, there was still a lot of room for competition. Hence, entered Home Chef!
Today, Home Chef delivers over 3 million meals monthly to its subscribers and has become a renowned name in the meal kits delivery industry. As Home Chef grew over time, their number of employees reached over 800 and the company is always trying to evolve in an attempt to give tough competition to its competitors (which is a good thing for the customers). That explains the introduction of Home Chef’s new brand called Fresh and Easy.
About Fresh and Easy
Fresh and Easy is another brand launched by Home Chef that enables the customers to enjoy their latest “Fresh and Easy Plan” that is already prepped, portioned, and easy-to-cook. Although Home Chef already provides a lot of convenience by delivering fresh ingredients and recipes to the doorstep, Fresh and Easy is more directed toward those people who do not want to go through the hassle of preparing a meal. Given that almost fifty percent Americans claim to hate to cook, this new service seems like a blessing to many people who just don’t have enough time to prepare meals.
How Does Fresh and Easy Work?
Just like Home Chef, signing up on Fresh and Easy takes no time at all. First off, you need to provide your email address to get started. Next, you’ll need to answer a few questions to help them personalize your menu options. You’ll need to provide answers to questions such as your dietary preferences, numbers of times you want to cook in a week, and any foods you’d want to avoid. However, these recommendations are optional and you can simply choose from their meals after providing shipping information and making payment.
Once you’ve picked the meal plan that suits you, you’ll get the first delivery on the day you’ve chosen. The box will contain fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe cards. Start cooking and enjoy effortless and delicious meals in no time.
By signing up, you’ll get to save $80 on Home Chef’s Fresh and Easy plan. This means that you’ll enjoy $20 off your first four boxes. Delivery is free with orders of $49 or more. Once you get $20 discount on your first, second, third and fourth box, you’ll be charged $39.80 for 2 meals per week and 2 serving per meal and there will be $10 shipping charges. For 3 meals per week and 2 servings per meal, you’ll be charged $59.70 and there won’t be any delivery charges. You can increase it as needed. You can order 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 meal kits and cook for 2, 4 or 6 people. The best thing is that you won’t be committed for any particular period of time. You can skip a delivery, edit your order or cancel whenever needed.
Quality of Ingredients
Fresh and Easy provides its customers with fresh ingredients from their community of trusted suppliers and they do source it locally whenever possible. Given that Home Chef is one of the most environmentally conscious meal kit delivery services, their package not only takes care of food but is eco-friendly as well. But what really impress the customers is the food packaging and high-quality ingredients. Although the company admits that their ingredients are not always organic, they are highly committed to ensuring that only best-quality ingredients are sourced. It is safe to say that they follow some strict procedures to ensure that only quality ingredients are served to their customers.
Can you choose your recipes?
Yes, you’ll have an option to choose your recipes every Monday. At the start of each week, you’ll get an email with 15 meal options to choose from. You’ll have to make your choice from the provided meal options by Friday at noon CST of that week or you can simply go with the recommended provided by Fresh and Easy.
Can you skip a delivery or cancel your account?
Fresh and Easy doesn’t commit their customers for any particular time period. If you want to skip a delivery then you must do it by Friday at noon CST the week before your scheduled delivery. If you decide to cancel your account, you can easily do it by heading to the “Account Information” section and clicking on “My Account”.
What are oven-ready meals?
Oven Ready meals require minimal prep work and they come with the pan included. All you have to do is just follow the assembly instructions and pop the meal in the oven. That’s as easier as it gets!
The Bottom Line
Home Chef has already made a name for itself in the meal kit delivery market by providing utmost convenience to its customers. And it just raised that scale with their new brand Fresh and Easy. Given the fact that dining out can cost you a lot, Fresh and Easy helps you make a delicious and economical meal at your home in no time. Overall, the service is great and that makes you wonder “Can Home Chef do anything wrong?” It seems highly unlikely!