Home Chef Review – Cooking Simplified, Tastes Amplified

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Home Chef, a prominent meal delivery program, focuses on simplifying the cooking experience.


Tailored to cater to families and those with different tastes, Home Chef has emerged as one of the top meal kit services, standing alongside renowned names such as Blue Apron, Sunbasket, EveryPlate, and HelloFresh. Notably, Home Chef’s meal kits are exceptionally convenient, with some recipes taking as little as 15-20 minutes to prepare.




What is Home Chef and how does it work?


The Home Chef meal selections are predominantly user-friendly, requiring no extensive culinary expertise. The company’s primary goal is to cater to a broad spectrum of tastes, resulting in a diverse menu filled with comfort foods and dishes that resonate with American diets.


Expect to encounter an abundance of familiar flavors, featuring classic dinner options like burgers paired with potatoes, filets mignon, New York strip steaks, baked chicken or pork tenderloin served with vegetables and a delectable sauce, various pasta dishes, chicken tacos.


However, it’s worth noting that Home Chef doesn’t shy away from introducing inventive menu items, such as prosciutto and butternut chowder, Huli Huli tofu rice bowl, Cajun-style shrimp jambalaya, or bruschetta and shrimp risotto, offering a touch of culinary creativity.



What’s on the menu?


Home Chef operates on a subscription model, delivering meal kits containing preportioned ingredients and recipe cards directly to your doorstep.


While the majority of these meals typically require approximately 30 minutes of preparation time, Home Chef offers a diverse array of options, including:


Meal kits: Simple recipes featuring pre-measured ingredients, prepared in approximately 30 minutes.


Express meal kits: Designed for quick cooking! Prepped and pre-measured ingredients that can be prepared in just 15 minutes.


Oven-ready: Receive pre-measured, fresh ingredients along with an oven-safe tin. No need for preparation, and it leaves no mess behind!


Grill-ready: Combine the ingredients within a grill-friendly pouch and place it on the grill for a fast and flavorful meal.


Culinary collection: Whether it’s a special occasion or a spur-of-the-moment decision, elevate your dining experience with this assortment of high-quality meals!


Fast & Fresh: These meals are pre-prepared and only need to be heated in the microwave or oven. Place them in the oven for a traditional touch or microwave them for a speedy and delicious meal.


Most meals take aproximately 30 minutes to prepare, but the Express Meal Kits offers 15-minute meal kits. Every week, choose from over 30 meals and 18 extras.


Home Chef delivers pre-measured ingredients right to your doorstep, ensuring their freshness and deliciousness with the help of an insulated box.



DIY recipe: Super easy and gluten free spinach pancakes





  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2/3 cup fresh spinach

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp agave syrup




  • Mix spinach, oats, baking powder, coconut milk, agave and olive oil in a food processor or blender.

  • Cook your pancakes in a non-stick pan with a bit of oil.

  • About 3 minutes on each side. Add your favorite toppings.



App designed for busy lifestyles


Frequently busy and on the move? Give the Home Chef mobile app a try, and you can easily plan your meals right from the convenience of your smartphone!


Each week, you have the flexibility to curate your own meal box by selecting dishes from the comprehensive menu. Moreover, managing your subscription is a breeze, as you can easily pause or cancel it at any time through the company’s user-friendly website.


Home Chef stands out as an excellent choice for families, as many of its meals are not only quick and straightforward to prepare but can also serve up to six people.


Additionally, it caters to individuals with specific culinary preferences, allowing for numerous modifications and substitutions. The convenience of skipping weeks without incurring charges makes it particularly appealing to frequent travelers or those with unpredictable schedules.



Customer Reviews


We LOVE Home Chef!

“We have had Home Chef delivered for 7 years now and in that time we’ve only had 1 bad meal. The customer servicechas always been great. Due to problems with our local Fed Ex we didn’t get several deliveries this past year. Everything I contacted customer service they always took care care of the problem right away. I love the amount of choices that are offered each week and never have trouble finding several options to order every week! We camp on weekends in the summer and these meals are perfect to take with us. Everything we need for dinner is easy to pack and take with us!”


Delicious meals

“Delicious meals, portion sizes are filling, convenient meal prep, helps with meal planning. Trustworthy Kroger company. Skipping meals or pausing for a time is available. I have been a customer for 4 months.”


So far so good

“So far so good. I received my first box, and there were three meals inside for two people, all insulated well with cold packs to ensure everything was kept at correct temps. I made the lettuce wraps with the requested upgrade to shrimp, and it was excellent. If the quality continues at this level, we will remain customers. If boxes start showing up without proteins, as others have posted, I will amend my review and cancel the subscription.”


I absolutely love Home Chef but…

“I absolutely love Home Chef. We eat kosher style so it was easy to put in a preference of no pork or shellfish. The recipes are easy and delicious. So why only 4 stars. Home Chef just recently switched delivery from Fed Ex to something called Veho. Veho is absolutely the worst.”


Our box arrived today right on time

“Our box arrived today right on time, and was placed in our garage (since it was open) out of the sun. When the garage is not standing open, they always place it by our front door, and on occasion even manage to ring the bell. I work from home so this works great! Plus, all the ingredients were right today, and all the proteins and recipe cards are in good shape!”

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