Collection: Chef Prepared Meals

Welcome to the Chef's Table!

If you are not familiar with the term, most high-end restaurants have a table in or near the kitchen where the chef will prepare and serve your meal. This table is reserved for the very best clients.

We are taking that a step further and bringing our chefs to YOUR table.

Two retired chefs with decades of experience in living their passion for food and people brainstormed around the Chef’s table with the local fruit and vegetable purveyors and the owner of all-natural local farm-to-fork meat business after tasting meals prepared by one of the chefs to send to their father out of state.
These meals are locally sourced, dehydrated, portioned-packed, and easily prepared by just adding water!


Meals were presented for 3 public samplings and the reviews were remarkable!


Now, they are available to you! Imagine chef-prepared meals with no prep, waste, hassle, or skill involved that only takes minutes to prepare by boiling water.


Pretty amazing!


These meals are perfect for those that are overly busy, under-skilled, or just need a hand having a good meal on the table with ease. These also make wonderfully thoughtful gifts for those recuperating from illness, the elderly, latchkey kids, and new mothers.
As for trail meals or emergency meals… each meal only weighs 3.5 to 4 ounces, folds flat, AND is in a bag that can withstand boiling water if you need to prepare the meal without pans.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why would you dehydrate food?
Food dehydration helps prevent microorganisms like yeast, mold, and bacteria from growing and preserves food for future use while keeping nutrients intact.
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Is dehydrating food something new?
Absolutely not! It is probably the oldest form of food preservation that we know. Dehydrating food has been dated back to prehistoric times, where people used the sun for dehydrating food such as seeds to eat out of season and to plant. The Middle Eastern and Oriental civilizations already sun-dried their food in 12,000 B.C. American Indigenous people sun-dried sliced meat (jerky), berries, pemmican, while Asian cultures dried fish, rice, and eggs.
Are dehydrated foods as nutritious as other foods?
Dried fruits and veggies have a greater concentration of fiber and antioxidants than fresh. Nutrients such as Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Iron are kept intact. Our fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of freshness as close to home as we can find them. That means that our meals to you are seasonal as well ensuring that only the finest foods are included in your meals.
Does food lose flavor when dehydrated?
Quite the opposite. When the moisture is taken from our fresh locally grown produce, the flavor intensifies! What is also a bonus, you can rehydrate your meals with any liquid you like!
Are leftovers from these meals storable?
Sure. Put them in the fridge or freezer just as you would any left over meal.
How long can these meals be stored in their dehydrated form?
Up to two weeks at room temp in a dry dark place, like a cupboard; up to 6 months in the freezer, and up to 25 years in a vacuum-sealed jar or mylar bag. You do want to keep them from moisture and sunlight. The sun just causes them to discolor.

THIS WEEK'S MENU

The method is the same for preparing each meal. Add water and the contents of the large packet to a pan or microwavable dish, let sit for 3 minutes, bring to a simmer for 3 minutes, and set aside to rehydrate at least 10 minutes, the time varies. The amount of water needed is on the menu.

Chef note: I use a 16-ounce thermos for soups and entrees and prepare them when I prepare breakfast, so they are ready when I am. Watch the video to see how easy that is.


The menu does change with the growing season 
and you will get a current menu with each order.

BREAKFASTS

Apples and Almonds Toasted Oats
This lovely meal has a rich and flavorful toasted oat flavor amped up with a touch of wheat germ. Add to that apple, almonds, cinnamon, and just a kiss of brown sugar. Most people liken it to Apple Crisp. You can prepare it with water, but it is further enhanced if you use organic apple juice instead. This meal is listed under breakfast but is also delightful as a dessert served with a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. 1 1/4 cup water


SOUPS

Beef Barley Soup
A deep rich beefy broth with a hearty portion of barley, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onions, and fresh herbs picked from Chef's garden. All you need to round out this meal is a warm slice of homemade bread and a cold beer. 1 3/4 cups water.

Cream of Potato Soup
Thick and rich with bites of potato in a whole milk broth rich with herbs from Chef's garden. Truly satisfying. 2 cups water

Chicken Alphabet Soup
Sometimes you just need a bowl of yesteryear, so here it is! A lovely chicken broth filled with assorted veggies and those fun little alphabet noodles. What words are spelled in your spoon? 1 3/4 cups water

Cabbage Soup

The shining star of the 70's fad diet! While the diet wasn't the best idea, the soup is delicious. This rich tomato-based soup is filled with assorted veggies, herbs, and of course cabbage. Simple straight forward yumminess. 2 cups water

 

ENTREES

Ginger Fried Rice
Light, bright, and delicious with 3 types of ginger, teriyaki, all the veggies that you would expect, and tidbits of pineapple for that sweet fresh little punch. 1 1/4 cups water.

Montreal Chicken Noodle Casserole 
Egg noodles and locally sourced veggies coated with a thick rich chicken broth infused with herbs from the Chef's garden. 1 1/4 cups water. Add the smaller package to the meal after simmering and sitting 10 minutes to rehydrate.

Tex-Mex Taco Mac
All the flavor you expect and then some! Tex-Mex veggies and spices with macaroni wrapped in cheesy goodness. 1 1/4 cups water. Add the smaller package to the meal after simmering and sitting 10 minutes to rehydrate. 

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