Unpacking Our First Home Chef Delivery

Some of you may have already seen this video’s original version over on Facebook. The Facebook version was mirrored and no one could read any of the things I was showing (I’ll do better next time, I am sure!) Well, I finally had a chance to flip it so it is oriented how I originally intended. Enjoy.

Looking more closely at the things in the box after making the video, I found the Home Chef information to be very well organized and easy to use.

A Closer Look at the Front of the Home Chef Recipe Cards

Home Chef Recipe Card – Front

The front of each recipe card visually displays the prepared food in a full-color image and recaps what food items were included in your box as well as a few common cooking items that Home Chef needed me to have in the kitchen for the three meals that I ordered. I suspect you’ll find them – or a suitable alternative – in your kitchen too, even you don’t cook either.

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • Pots
  • Strainer
  • Pans
  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowls

The front of the cards also record the calorie count, prep and cook time, cook within dates, difficulty rating, and spice level for each meal. Additional nutritional information includes per serving measurements of carbohydrates, fat, protein, and sodium. And common allergy and dietary requirement alerts for things like dairy, shellfish, and nuts – as well as calorie and carb-conscious were also noted.

But that is not all… The front of each card covers prep and cook time, cook within dates, difficulty rating, and spice level.

Then, there is nutritional information. You can find per serving calculations for calorie count, carbohydrates, fat, protein, and sodium.

Common allergy and dietary requirement alerts for things like dairy, shellfish, and nuts – as well as calorie and carb-conscious, were also noted on the front of each Home Chef recipe card.

Following the Home Chef Recipes – the Back of the Menu Cards

Home Chef Menu Card – Back

The best part about the Home Chef recipe cards is that each menu card has clear, concise and complete easy to follow directions from start to finish.

Home Chef Menu Card ExtrasBesides the actual cooking instructions, I found some additional sections on the back of the menu cards that I thought were a particularly nice touch before, during and after cooking.

There was a “Before You Cook” section, a”While You Cook” section and a “From the Chef” section. As their names clearly explain what is in those sections, I need not say more (but I will throw in a picture to be sure you get the idea).

Another section on the back of the card was a “Did you know…” fact and a short paragraph of interesting information. I am not going to ruin your surprise though, you’ll have to get you own meal and see what your “did you know” fact will be.

Being a life-long learner, I am a sucker for these trivial pieces of data and history. I really enjoy the little “did you know” tidbits. I just wish I would have better recall of the really important things I know instead of all the fun and superfluous data that I tend to remember.

I can’t wait to cook my first home meal!

Let me know if I did not answer any questions that you might have had about these meals and the Home Chef system in the comments.

Oh… and if you want to try Home Chef, just click on the link and it will take you over to the Home Chef site where you can get $30 off of your first order. Bon Appetite!

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