Care Package Delivery

If you lived closer, or you had more time, you'd drop off food that you made yourself.

Chef JoAnna will lend a hand if work commitments and other obligations get in the way. Whether for a new mom, as a get-well wish, bereavement condolences, or for someone who just needs a well-deserved break, Chef JoAnna can cook & deliver a wholesome, delicious, generous gift to show you care.

How does it work?

  • You choose the type of gift you'd like to give, and how many people/servings to include. (Purchase a Gift Certificate)
  • The recipient selects the menu, and tells Chef how they typically reheat prepared meals.
    (You, as the gift-giver, can set a budget, or you can select the menu yourself.)
  • The recipient chooses a time & date of delivery; all prepared food is ready to reheat.

The gift recipients can contact Chef JoAnna to make arrangements when it's convenient. She will ask about their dietary preferences, and help them create a menu suited to their tastes, their cooking/reheating appliances and their dining preferences. They only need to let Chef JoAnna know what they prefer and she'll make exactly what they want, exactly how they like it. Your gift recipient can choose from a list of menu suggestions, knowing that Chef JoAnna can accommodate most dietary restrictions.
Finally, the recipients will choose a date, and Chef JoAnna will do the shopping, preparation, and all cooking in advance. All the food will be completely prepared, safely cooled, and packaged to best suit the recipient's preferred method of reheating: plastic and/or aluminum boxes will be used to package food based on whether it will be reheated in a microwave or a conventional oven.

Typically, each care package will consist of three different entrées, for a total of 12 meals. This can be packaged as
    · dinner for one, to be enjoyed over 12 nights, or
    · dinner for two, to be enjoyed over 6 nights, or
    · dinner for four, for 3 nights
This is flexible, of course: if more people should be included, quantities and packaging can be adjusted as needed.

Entrées are always made fresh, and if you choose, the menu can also be selected so that the meals are suitable to be frozen. Upon request, a portion of each entrée can be packaged "fresh", to be eaten within 6 days. The remaining entrées are usually frozen, to be enjoyed when convenient. Complete thawing/reheating instructions are included on each package.

Plastic and/or aluminum containers will be used to package food, based on whether it will be reheated in a microwave or a conventional oven.Glass containers can be purchased upon request.

Call now, or send an e-mail to make arrangments, and Chef JoAnna will get started on making sure your loved ones will be well-taken-care-of, and relieved of having to think about what's for dinner for a little while.

Chef JoAnna says:

I remember being six years old, standing in my Aunt Maria's kitchen in Chicago. She always used fresh basil, fresh oregano, fresh everything. I remember thinking, "I wish I could eat like this for the rest of my life." Read moreā€¦