Home Chef Review



Home Chef has quickly become a favorite weekly meal kit service for home cooks nationwide. The numerous menu options are all characterized by delectable flavor profiles available at an affordable price.





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How Does Home Chef Work?

Home Chef supplies its customers with fresh meal kits every week, each of which is customized to your tastes and preferences.

When you put together your kit, select your preferred meal type (options include “carb conscious,” “calorie conscious,” “vegetarian,” and more). You can also customize the dishes to ensure they meet your protein requirements and other dietary needs.

Here are the simple steps you can use to compile your weekly meal kit:

  1. Every week, browse through recipes that work best for you and your family. Home Chef offers suggestions for your week, or you can put together your own custom menu.
  2. You can keep the preset dish Home Chef offered or swap out ingredients as necessary. For example, you can upgrade, switch, or double the meal’s protein portions for select recipes.
  3. That’s it! Home Chef will deliver your meal kit to your door, ready for you to cook with step-by-step recipe cards and enjoy.

Feel free to edit the meals’ servings to ensure you get to enjoy it all without stuffing yourself!

**The meals aren’t the only part of your Home Chef experience under your control. You can also manage your deliveries as-needed by skipping or pausing your account anytime you need.

Menu Options

Home Chef provides highly affordable meals under four main categories:

  • Calorie-conscious
  • Carb-conscious
  • 30 minutes or less
  • Vegetarian

The options vary according to the week, so you’ll always have a new lineup to choose from. For example, for the week of March 1st, featured dishes include:

  • Goat Cheese and Lemon Buttered Sirloin Steak: A mouthwatering intermediate-level dish accented by garlic, lemon, and herbs over sour cream and onion mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli. This is part of Home Chef’s Culinary Collection.
  • Mahi-Mahi and Caper Aioli: A yummy expert-level meal featuring delicate fish with a dash of tart lemon, salty capers, and parsley alongside fried artichoke. This is another dish in Home Chef’s Culinary Collection.
  • Brown Sugar Pecan Chicken with Butternut Squash: A unique take on a typical chicken and vegetable dinner, this sweet yet savory easy-to-make meal will have you craving more. It includes a Dijon-brown sugar-pecan sauce that elevates the flavors of both the chicken and squash. This takes only 15 minutes to make.

How Much Does Home Chef Cost?

Home Chef is one of the most affordable meal prep kit providers in the industry. Their meals range from $6.99-9.99 per serving, and you can adapt the size of each weekly kit to the number of people in your household. 

Keep this in mind when choosing your meals, as the price will adjust according to the number of people you’re cooking for and the recipes you want per week. 

For example, imagine that you want to cook every weekday for two people. In that case, you can expect to pay just shy of $90 with a $7.99 shipping fee. However, this isn’t an exact price, according to Home Chef’s note presented below the price estimation:

“Your first week total is an estimation based on a per-serving price of $8.99.” You will see the exact price once you’ve selected your meals and made the necessary adjustments to the protein, portion size, etc.

Overall, the cost of Home Chef’s weekly service entirely depends on you and your family. If you’re serving six people for all but one day of the week, you’re looking at about $324. However, if you’re a couple who only needs two meals supplemented per week, then expect to pay about $36 for the service (in this case, the regular $7.99 shipping fee increases to $13.99).

Shipping & Delivery

One of Home Chef’s few disadvantages is that they do not offer free shipping for any of their meal kit services. As mentioned above, you can expect to pay either a $7.99 or $13.99 shipping fee, depending on how many people you’re cooking for. 

The main benefit of their shipping price point is that it remains the same, no matter how much you buy. So, you can stock up on the meals without a worry about that cost rising exponentially. 

Generally, Home Chef’s shipping price is beneficial for feeding couples and families all week long. On the other hand, it may be a drawback for single individuals or anyone who needs only a few meals per week.

Customer Support

Home Chef’s customer support is ready and willing to help their buyers whenever they can. Their business hours are Monday-Friday 9 am to 6 pm CST and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm CST. During this time, you can reach them by phone or email if any problems arise with your meal kit. 

There is also a Help Center you can browse through if any of your questions match the FAQs. This way, you can get the information you need without waiting for a response during business hours. Finally, you can contact them via the chatbot on the site for more straightforward questions or time-sensitive support inquiries.


Home Chef is an excellent weekly meal prep service for families and couples who want help planning meals for most of the week. Admittedly, it can be a bit pricey for individuals or couples who only want a few plates per week. However, the expertly crafted, fresh dishes are still a significantly healthier alternative to frozen foods.

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