Our freshly prepared meals are READY to REHEAT & EAT in 6 minutes or less
It’s as easy as 1…2…3
Please refer to instructions & heating chart
1. Order gourmet prepared menu items from youchefyou.com
Products arrive refrigerated and are ready to reheat and serve. ON YOUR SCHEDULE
2. Bring a pot of water to a slow simmer on your stovetop.
Larger orders may require the use of heating on a tray in the oven at 350 F
3. Place precooked vacuum sealed products in simmering water, open & serve.
Observe product heating times and special instructions on HEATING CHART
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Our chef's have spent a great deal of time constructing a menu that allows individuals to select exactly what they want to have for their meal. We have separated our items so a family of four can order 4 different customizable servings. Pick a protein, add a vegetable or two, select a starch and perhaps a sauce or two. The portions for vegetables and starch are sized to be a nice portion for a single diner. In some cases lighter eaters may split the side portions and be satisfied but we have sized them to be for a single diner.
"You Chef You" is a unique concept when it comes to food take away or delivery. Our cooking and packaging process allows us to enhance and capture the flavors associated with a high quality restaurant dining experience and deliver it to your door to enjoy at home. Rather than open a traditional packaged take away food option which may arrive noticeably "not fresh" and perhaps a little cooler than a diner would appreciate we provide instructions to quickly (6 minutes or less) re-heat to the desired temperature, plate and serve. Hot, fresh and as delicious as a memorable restaurant dining experience.
We feel the "You Chef You" concept is perfect for easy meal planning. I would recommend ordering the day before, or two days before, take delivery and store the items in the fridge until you are ready heat and serve. This allows our customers to avoid any peak times in the take away industry. We can deliver to your house, to your office (fridge required), hold for pick up or the delivery companies can deliver on their usual terms.
Place an order for pick-up or delivery. Our menu items are fully cooked, vacuum sealed and ready to be re-heated the moment it arrives in your kitchen or the items can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day.
Most folks like a nice hot plate of food. All our customers have to do is bring our fully cooked menu items up to their desired temperature and then plate the items. This re-heating process is 6 minutes or less and all it takes is bringing a pot of water up to a medium simmer, drop in the fully cooked food products and time them according to our very simple re-heating chart.
We understand that our customers come with differing degrees of skill levels in the kitchen. The easiest method for heating these menu items is to bring a pot of water to a medium simmer and drop in the food items for the recommended time. There are other processes for bringing the items up to serving temperature and we have individual videos showing these options. Stove top, pan fried works very well for some of the menu items, roasting in the oven is another terrific option for other items. These videos will be posted and revised as our menu items change over time.
"You Chef You" is committed to offering a very high nutritional value product menu. We use steam ovens to blanche our vegetables ensuring the nutrients are not boiled out of the product and then we package and sous vide to el dente allowing the final warm up to complete the cooking. We roast/bake the fingerling potato prior to packaging. Most of the protein items are seared and then packaged and cooked utilizing the sous vide process trapping all the nutrients and flavors in the product.
At "You Chef You" we truly believe the dining public would appreciate a different approach to home ready meals, an approach with an upscale flair to it. With the goal to deliver restaurant quality food options directly from our chef's kitchen to your kitchen. This will not be the standard, moderately warm, burger and fries in a box. What we have for pick up or delivery, are menu options cooked to perfection with instructions provided, guiding the inner chef in all of us, how to expeditiously re-heat and present to your family with pride.
These menu items will all be individually packaged in a sterile environment ensuring not only a very high quality product but a product that is guaranteed to be free of any unwanted contamination. One of the most popular methods to quickly re-heat our menu items is to suspend in simmering water. Once the items are up to temp, remove from water, exterior of package is now sterile, open package and plate. "You Chef You"!
When you are hosting an evening over the dinner hours "You Chef You" provides a high quality dining deliverable that allows the host or hosts to relax about the meal to come. As hosts, knowing that in six to ten minutes dinner can be prepped and served takes pressure off so much more attention can be paid to guests. Creating and building specialty cocktails can be a focus rather than meal prep or actual cooking. Enjoying conversations without distraction is an added benefit to knowing the meal is under control and will be awesome. Pairing beautiful wines to the robust flavors in our dishes is a great way to get guests thinking of the meal to come. Being able to just take a deep breath and enjoy good company is challenging when their is a meal to be prepped, cooked and served, "You Chef You" takes that anxiety away.
A romantic, gourmet, birthday dinner for your partner is now quite simple to pull off. Order the menu items a day or two before the event, there is now time to focus on other aspects of the evening rather than cooking. It would be awesome if we could just rent a chef for a night but it is not realistic for the vast majority of us. "You Chef You" is the next best things.
"You Chef You" can provide menu items to take on a camping trip. If you are like me on a camping trip there has to be a t least one hot dog over the camp fire feast but there are times after a big outdoor day when It would be great if there was a quick, simple option for one or two meals while away. A simple gourmet pasta dish, or a full on lamb sirloin with mashed red skin potatoes, roasted brusell sprouts and heirloom carrots in a honey glaze are quick and easy camping options. All you need is a pot of simmering water and in six minutes you can be eating.
A similar experience to the camping scenario could be an evening on a beach. As long as you are allowed to have a beach fire it would not be difficult to get a pot of water simmering and pop in a few items from "You Chef You" and in six minutes you could have a fabulous picnic on the beach. Very little mess to clean up and a dining experience to be remembered.
An evening that may not be considered too special but are perfect for a "You Chef You" solution is when you are running late. It is easy and very fast to order take away and come pick it up. Once home heat water and six minutes later you are plating a beautiful, highly nutritious, gourmet meal. Ideally you would already have the items in your fridge ready to go for just this situation.