Home Chef VS Chef’d

UPDATED Aug. 2018
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Wish you could eat great, healthy food every day without all the cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping? That is exactly what Home Chef and Chef'd offer! If you are not sure whether to pick Home Chef or Chef'd, check out this comparison and find out which one can better meet your needs.

Home Chef
Planet-friendly meal service
VS
Chef'd
Meal Kits For Nearly Every Taste

Highlights

Home Chef
Home Chef offers budget-friendly prices, great flexibility, a diverse menu, and time-saving recipes suitable for all cooking skill levels.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $9.95
  • Shipping Cost: $0 *
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
*free over $45. Shipping is $10 for orders less than $45.
Chef'd
Chef’d partners with the biggest names in the food and drink industry in order to provide an unparalleled variety of meal kits and the ultimate culinary experience for foodies of all tastes.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $10.00
  • Shipping Cost: $ *
  • Delivery Area: 48 states
*for orders over $40. Any order less than $40 will have a shipping cost of $10.

Compare Features

Home Chef
Best For
Best for home cooks with a busy schedule
Menu/Meal Plans
Home Chef does not separate its meals into distinct meal plans but instead offers one weekly menu to choose from.
Recipes/Meal Options
Home Chef offers 16 new recipes each week, including a smoothie and fruit basket.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Home Chef’s weekly selection always includes omnivore, vegetarian, carb-conscious, and calorie-conscious recipes. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose to receive recipes that do not contain pork, red meat, gluten, mushrooms, soy, nuts, dairy or shellfish. Lunches and smoothies take just 5 minutes to make and dinners are usually ready in around 30 minutes.
Food Quality
Home Chef sources its ingredients from trusted suppliers and farmers that employ the best sustainability practices. It sources locally whenever possible and makes sure that the food you receive is fresh, natural, and good for you.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
The calorie count of Home Chef meals significantly varies, from under 200 calories to more than 750 calories. Calorie-conscious meals are clearly labeled. The meals are rich in all valuable nutrients and come in ample portions, keeping you full for hours.
Subscription Flexibility
With Home Chef, you can edit or customize your subscription anytime you want. You can also skip, pause or cancel your order whenever you wish. All changes to your order must be made by 12pm(CST) on the Friday prior to the scheduled delivery day.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your delivery from Home Chef, you may be eligible for a refund or credit.
Chef'd
Best For
Best for home cooks who want more options than they can try out in a year
Menu/Meal Plans
Chef'd offers several meal plans, including American Diabetes Association Meal Plan, Atkins Meal Plan, New York Times Cooking Meal Plan, Spoon University, and Weight Watchers Meal Plan.
Recipes/Meal Options
Chef'd boasts more than 650 meal kits in its offer.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Chef’d offers diabetes-friendly, gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, omnivore, carnivore, vegan, vegetarian, and weight-loss recipes. It offers an incredible range of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas, inspired by all cuisines under the sun and crafted in cooperation with celebrity chefs and culinary giants.
Food Quality
Chef’d buys produce from organic farmers whenever possible. All the herbs it provides are organic. Its fish is sustainably sourced and comes from fisheries with the MSC certification. Its poultry is natural, humanely raised, cage-free, and free from antibiotics and hormones. All meat is USDA choice of natural and free from antibiotics and hormones.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
The meals you make with Chef’d are generally well-balanced and come in ample portions,. The calorie count varies from item to item and there are kits suitable for both individuals who count calories and those on high-calorie diets.
Subscription Flexibility
If you would like to make changes to your Chef'd order, you must do it before 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the Wednesday of the week before your next delivery is due. If you would like to cancel your order, you must contact the company's support team or send an email.
Refunds
Chef’d has a good freshness and quality guarantee. If you are not happy with the meals you receive from the company, contact the service within 6 days and you will either receive a replacement or credit for your next purchase.

Compare Plans & Pricing

Home Chef
Home Chef Plans & Pricing
2 Servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$39.80$9.95
3$59.70$9.95
4$79.60$9.95
5$99.50$9.95
6$119.40$9.95
4 Servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$79.60$9.95
3$119.40$9.95
4$159.20$9.95
5$199.00$9.95
6$238.80$9.95
6 Servings
Meals per weekMeal kit pricePrice per serving
2$119.40$9.95
3$179.10$9.95
4$238.80$9.95
5$298.50$9.95
6$358.20$9.95
Chef'd
Chef'd Plans & Pricing
For Two People (2 servings)
Meal typeMeal kit pricePrice per serving
Breakfast$10.00 - $36.00$5.00 - $18.00
Lunch$9.00 - $48.00$4.50 - $24.00
Dinner$9.00 - $80.00$4.50 - $40.00
For Four People (4 servings)
Meal typeMeal kit pricePrice per serving
Breakfast$23.00 - $63.00$5.75 - $15.75
Lunch$11.00 - $86.00$2.75 - $21.50
Dinner$11.00 - $149.00$2.75 - $37.25

Suitable For

Home Chef
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Chef'd
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Home Chef
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals
Chef'd
Vegetarian Meals
Vegan Meals
Paleo Meals
Keto Meals
Low-Carb Meals
Low-Fat Meals
Meals For Diabetics
Gluten-Free Meals
Organic Meals
Weight Loss Meals

Compare Sample Meals

Home Chef
Chef'd

Compare Extras

Home Chef
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Chef'd
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Home Chef
FINAL RATING
9.8/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Chef'd
FINAL RATING
8.2/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Home Chef
  • Submitted By TJ on 08/14/2018
    I am a very beginner cook so thought this service would be helpful and my review is through that lens. I have tried two other services so have now had time to compare. I had a Monday delivery. There are a few things to note. Instructions are not always clear (I have notes all over the recipes cards) and the timing of cooking is not within 30 minutes and there are some items cooked before others. The fresh fruit and veggies are not the freshest quality, had bruising and do not last as long as other companies making it impossible to stretch cooking to over five days instead of 3 in a row. Also the sizes can be really off in the veggies in particular and the recipes do not give other measurements (i.e. cup or weight) to help. The meat requires more "trimming" and had some bone in one piece - definitely not as well done as others. Requires alot more pots and pans and coordination than other services. At the end, the flavours of all three meals I tried was generally so-so and unbalanced. So, with more effort, more time, less quality ingredients and generally less tasty meals, this service wouldn't be my first choice. I came away feeling you get what you pay for and these meals are definitely not for beginner cooks.
  • Submitted By Helen Dufreche on 08/14/2018
    OMG! First, let me say I NEVER leave bad reviews....however THIS company is SO bad, I actually researched online to see how to leave a review and spare others the terrible experience that I had! On my FIRST shipment, one of two sweet potatoes came soft with black spots all over it. I didn't notify the company, since I figured this was probably a one-time occurrence (WRONG). My SECOND shipment arrived and one of the many gel packs to keep the contents in the box cool had ruptured and there was a clear jelly substance over ALL of the contents in the box. I called and told them what had happened and questioned if it was safe to eat and I was told YES. My THIRD shipment arrived and when I opened the box a zucchini had white foam on it and was bad. I emailed them and they gave me a credit on my next box. My FOURTH and LAST box came with not one but TWO rotten baby cucumbers. COME ON!! This company needs to get it together! I deactivated my account and they wanted to know why....so I told them all that I am telling you now. They said they would give me a $15 credit. NO THANKS! I'm now with Hello Fresh and am happy. Do NOT use Home Chef! If you do, you WILL have problems!
  • Submitted By Andrea Thompson on 08/07/2018
    Signed up for Home Chef 8 weeks ago and have received 8 boxes thus far. I have really enjoyed the meals but the packaging is terrible. Boxes arrive from FedEx looking like they have been kicked down several flights of stairs. The most recent box was delivered upside down and open with the meat bag exposed to the super hot Texas temperatures and the cold packs ripped open. I contacted customer service via email after calling and sitting on hold for an hour during their “open” hours. Still have not received a reply 3 days later. Have also been a Hello Fresh customer since Nov 2017. Never had any issues with them. Their packing is very sturdy and weather proof. Does Home Chef not care? After reading several similar reviews on this site, I will be pausing/canceling my subscription. Customer service cannot be this bad for a successful company.
  • Submitted By Ms Ann on 08/05/2018
    I really like Home Chef. I paused my account about 3 months ago for personal reasons. I got an email from them saying my order would be delivered on wednesday. I didn’t order anything. I contacted customer support via email and my account was credited withing 45 min. Whaaaat? That was so easy. I was stunned. What a fantastic support team! When an if I return to food delivery my loyality is with Home Chef. I think have tried them all. Blue apron, hello fresh etc....I had to say Home Chef is the best hands diwn! Thank you again Hime Chef support team!
Chef'd
  • Submitted By PamPasld on 07/20/2018
    I have been trying to reach Chef'd for two days via their customer service number, emails, and facebook. No answer and my order last month was late and is not even here this month. Are they closed? A company who won't even answer their customer service number. Beware before you buy from them. Call them to see if they are still even in existance.
  • Submitted By Lois Cantrell on 02/09/2018
    I’ve been looking for a service like this for years, the meals are so gorgeous and easy to cook. I’d also like to know where they get the ingredients, it’s like they shop on a different planet.
  • Submitted By Georgina Lansford on 01/19/2018
    It’s not exactly cheap but sooooo many options! I want to try them aaaaaallll!
  • Submitted By Amy on 01/07/2018
    I've tried Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, and Chef'd is my favorite. While I do think the Chef'd meals take a little more cooking skill (ie, not for novices or people who don't know how to cook), the flavors and quality have been so much better -- and the selection is much much broader. I've been doing it for about a year now and the New York Times recipe plan has been so fun -- never would have tried cooking lamb otherwise!

Winner

Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service that supplies you with only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. What sets it apart is the amazing variety of recipes you can choose from. To discover how the service works, what kind of recipes it offers, how much it costs, and whether it is right for you, read our detailed Home Chef review.

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