Home Chef VS Chef’s Plate

UPDATED Apr. 2018
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No one understands how important it is to choose the right meal delivery service better than we do. That is why we are here to help you make the best possible choice. While both Chef's Plate and Home Chef offer delicious dishes and rather flexible subscriptions, there is much more to be considered before you make the final call. This Chef's Plate VS Home Chef comparison allows you to get to know these companies better, discover their greatest advantages and shortcomings, and of course, find out which one provides a bit higher quality of service.

Chef's Plate
Cook Chef-Worthy Meals In No Time
VS
Home Chef
Planet-friendly meal service

Highlights

Chef's Plate
Chef’s Plate is a Canadian meal kit service catering to couples and families looking for quick and easy recipes, flexible subscriptions, and affordable prices.
  • Average Price Per Meal: $10.35
  • Shipping Cost: $0
  • Delivery Area: 9 areas in Canada
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.

Compare Features

Chef's Plate
Best For
Best for Canadian home cooks who like to experiment with different flavors
Menu/Meal Plans
Chef's Plate features two menus - the 2 Person Plan and the Family Plan.
Recipes/Meal Options
Chef's Plate provides 9 recipes with the 2 Person Plan and 7 recipes with the Family Plan.
Meal & Recipe Variety
Chef’s Plate recipes are best suited for omnivores and vegetarians, but the service does occasionally provide vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes. The meals can be ready in as little as 15 minutes and if you want to minimize cleanup, you can opt for one-pot wonders. The menu features comfort food from around the world.
Food Quality
Chef’s Plate sources its natural ingredients from national and local farms that employ good sustainability practices. Its goal is to get its ingredients from the closest sources in order to ensure maximum freshness, quality, and flavor.
Nutritional Value & Portion Size
With Chef’s Plate, the calorie count normally ranges from 430 to 720 calories per serving. The portions are ample and should satisfy adults with a healthy appetite. The meals are usually well-balanced, with moderate carb content.
Subscription Flexibility
With Chef’s Plate, you can manage your orders up to 4 months in advance. If you would like to edit your order, skip a week or cancel your delivery, you must inform the company before the weekly deadline at Thursday 11:59pm EST for Monday deliveries or Monday at 11:59pm EST for Thursday deliveries.
Refunds
If you are not satisfied with your order from Chef’s Plate, you may receive a credit for your next delivery.
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.

Suitable For

Chef's Plate
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One
Home Chef
Meals For Families
Meals For Kids
Meals For Seniors
Meals For One

Compare Meal Options

Chef's Plate
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
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

Compare Sample Meals

Chef's Plate
Home Chef

Compare Extras

Chef's Plate
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace
Home Chef
A La Carte Menu
Gift Cards
Marketplace

Compare Ratings

Chef's Plate
FINAL RATING
8.4/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price
Home Chef
FINAL RATING
9.8/10
Meal Options
Variety
Nutritional Value
Portion Size
Flexibility
Price

Compare User Reviews

Chef's Plate
  • Submitted By Mark Addelman on 12/19/2017
    There is nothing really wrong with the service, I guess I just thought that the meals be less… ordinary.
  • Submitted By Stephen Fraser on 12/02/2017
    My girlfriend dumped me 7 ½ months ago and I had to start cooking on my own. A friend recommended Chef’s Plate and helped me solve the problem instantly. I now even enjoy cooking and the prices are really ok.
  • Submitted By Martha Evans on 11/12/2017
    Food allergies are a real thing and there are many people who are allergic to gluten, dairy, etc. I don’t see how you expect to get a lot of customers if you refuse to offer allergen-free meals.
  • Submitted By Fiona Pool on 10/27/2017
    Pretty good, a nice discount every now and then wouldn’t hurt.
Home Chef
  • Submitted By Gina Marie on 04/19/2018
    The food is good however their customer service is not. The delivery schedule is more of an approximate date than when my food was actually delivered. There were times my food was not delivered on schedule and the ice packs had melted and the food was warm. Customer service was very flippant about the situation and the fact that I had to discard the items. Today I am still waiting on a delivery that was supposed to have been here yesterday. I asked for my account to be canceled and they informed me that they don’t cancel accounts, just pause them. I don’t understand the reasoning for this nor was I given a straight answer. My account is paused however I will not be resuming it.
  • Submitted By KMcHenry on 04/18/2018
    Their "customer service" is rude as hell. First, I would like to mention that at this point I had brought them TWO loyal customers who had been ordering with them for over a month and a half. I travel for work so my address changes every three months or so. I lived in Denver and was dating someone that lived three hours away. I had my order sent there so we could eat it over our weekend together. He then ordered one to the same address and they accused us of trying to make duplicate accounts. I told them what was really going on and would have showed proof (my rental/work contract) but they told me it was no big deal. My contract ended there and before my left, I emailed to let them know I would be changing my address for 2 weeks (as I was going to be home in between contracts). I ordered a Homechef there and then towards the end of my stay, my parents were intrigued by the concept. I signed them up under THEIR address (I was only staying there for two weeks...) and I got this REALLY nasty email about how they have previously warned me THREE???? times about creating double accounts. Uhmm...excuse me? The account was under my father, paid for by his card, at HIS address. I called to clear things up and the lady was a complete b*tch to me. She was cutting me off and raising her voice at me. I told her I completely understand the confusion but there is no need to be rude. Also, that I could provide proof of my address changing frequently. If that is how they treat a loyal customer who has brought them business, not thanks. Needless to say, I will never be ordering with them again. OH, and after all this they told me there was no way for them to delete/close my account...
  • Submitted By Kimberly Houston on 04/15/2018
    I have been using Home Chef since February. It is only my 14 year daughter and myself and Home Chef has worked out perfectly. I love cooking and have the fresh meals without the headache of having to pour over the internet to find recipes that we both would enjoy. I love that we have the ability to try recipes and use ingredients that we would not typically use. We have even used the recipe cards to make our favorites again (Turkey Avocado Toastados are great and easy). I aIm diabetic and each week I have at least 1 low carb option. In addition, I can check the nutritional information of the meals before I order. We only had one delivery issue but was due to weather and I received an email alerting me of the issue. My daughter and I looked at both Blue Apron and Plated last year, but neither were a great fit, although Plated may cone close. We are happy with Home Chef and enjoy the day each week when we get our new box!
  • Submitted By Jessica on 04/10/2018
    I’ve been using Home Chef for about 1.5 years with very few hiccups. The fees times I’ve had a small issue (leaky meat, missing ingredient, etc) it was handled quickly and easily. The meals are always delicious and most have easy repeatability which is great when we love a meal and want it again.

Winner

Home Chef is a meal delivery service which takes care to supply you with only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. What sets them apart from other popular meal delivery services is the amazing variety of recipes you can chose from. After you've filled out your taste preference chart, the system will use it to present you with meals you're likely to love.

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