Chef’d is meal kit delivery service that is known for its incredible variety of recipes and high quality of ingredients. It operates in partnership with famous chefs, great culinary brands, popular food media, and the best restaurants, bringing you perfect meal ideas for nearly every taste. Join us as we explore its exquisite offer in this objective Chef’d review.

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How Chef’d Works

Chef’d is a candy store for lovers of good food. You can browse and shop commitment-free, as it does not require a subscription. There are hundreds upon hundreds of meal kits at your disposal, curated by some of the best chefs in the country. Pick the ones you want to cook, throw them in the cart, and just proceed to the checkout, like in any other store.

In order to help you choose the perfect meal kit more easily, Chef’d has introduced the Personalize option. It allows you to state your preferences, so Chef’d can suggest the best meal kits for your taste, skills, and needs.

How Chef'd Works

Apart from a la carte ordering, Chef’d also allows you to pick a meal plan and receive weekly deliveries of meal kits of your choice. All plans are designed in cooperation with its famous partners. Read more about them in the Meals and Recipes section of this Chef’d review.

What Makes Chef’d Different

It would not be wrong to say that everything about Chef’d is different, starting with the very concept it employs. It does not force you to subscribe to its services but allows you to order as often as you want, whenever you want, whatever you want, and as much food as you need. If you prefer getting meals on a weekly basis, this option is available as well.

Some meal deliveries work on their own, some partner with one famous chef to make their offer pop, and Chef’d partnered with dozens of them, along with renowned food brands and associations, making its offer unparalleled in the industry.

What also makes it special is the unbelievable number of different dishes on its menus, which has already gone north of 400. These dishes differ in every possible aspect, from preparation time and complexity to cooking method, ingredients, and their suitability for different tastes and dietary needs. It is virtually impossible not to find something you like and want to recreate in your kitchen, using the high-quality, excitingly fresh, pre-portioned ingredients handpicked by the Chef’d team.

It also has a great referral program that lets you receive gifts while giving. Every time you send a friend $10 to spend at Chef’d and this friend makes a purchase, you get $10 as a thank-you gift.

If you want to send a gift worth more than $10, without expecting anything in return, you can opt for one of the gift cards at your disposal. You can send gift cards worth $25, $50, $75, $100, $150 or $200 and let someone enjoy the benefits of shopping at Chef’d without spending a dime. There are three options at your disposal: e-mail gift cards, when you are in need of an instant gift, physical gift cards if you feel like paper is more personal, and group gift cards if you want to spend big.

Meals and Recipes

When shopping for meals a la carte, picking the meals you like without limiting yourself to only one plan, you can take a look at all of them in one place and decide which ones you want to try out. However, with hundreds of dishes at your disposal, it takes a lot of time to check out the entire offer. Luckily, you can sort them by 5 categories: New Arrivals, Best Sellers, Price – Low to High, Price – High to Low, and A-Z.

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If sorting by categories does not help, you can take a look at the featured dishes and menus, narrowing your choice down to chefs’ recommendations. Still, our favorite way of shopping at Chef’d and the one we used most while writing this Chef’d review is by browsing the Collections section.

Collections feature recipes for nearly every occasion and mood. There are as many as 15 collections at your disposal. They include Quick And Easy, Around The World, Dinner In A Bowl, Sunday Dinner, Date Night, Better Than Takeout, Tacos, Tacos Everywhere, Breakfasts, Eat Your Greens, Big Buns, Bacon Before Everything, Desserts, Kids In The Kitchen, The Best Of Lunch, and Top Rated.

Chef'd Collections

As we have mentioned before, although you do not have to subscribe to its services, Chef’d offers this option as well. You can choose from 7 different plans, which include American Diabetes Association, Atkins, Weightwatchers, The New York Times Cooking, Runner’s World, Tone It Up, and Spoon University meal plans. The recipes are created in accordance with the philosophies and criteria of the eponymous brands.

What is wonderful about Chef’d is that it can help you realize any culinary idea you have in mind. You can prepare a great dish in just 10 minutes or spend 12 hours making the perfect grilled ribs. You can choose between meals for true carnivores and those for vegetarians. It offers a world of possibilities and allows you to pamper your senses and take care of your health at the same time.

Pricing

The prices at Chef’d are not exactly low, but considering the quality, we can honestly say that they are rather reasonable. There are hundreds of meals in the offer and just as many prices that vary depending on how fancy the meals are, what kind of ingredients they require, and of course, the number of servings. The most inexpensive meals are breakfasts such as almond butter toast, kale scramble, and overnight oats with berries, which all cost $10 per 2 servings. The priciest items on the menu are all kinds of ribs for 8 people, including grilled Thai inspired ribs, which cost $119 (just under $15 per serving), and grilled baby back ribs at the price of $109 (around $13.5 per serving). However, these are not the priciest meals per serving. Most of the time, the most expensive meals cost around $20 per serving.

If you opt for a meal plan, you can save some cash on your orders. With recurring orders of 1-2 meals, you save 5%, with 3-4 meals per week you get a 10% discount, and all ongoing orders of 2 or more meals come with free shipping.
Chef'd Prices

Delivery Areas

Chef’d delivers throughout the contiguous United States via OnTrac and FedEx. Unfortunately, it does not ship to Alaska and Hawaii. You can choose the delivery day that suits you best. The usual delivery days are between Tuesday and Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. You do not have to be at home at the time of the delivery, as long as there is a safe place for the driver to leave your food.

For orders that cost less than $40, the shipping costs are $10. Every delivery over $40 comes with free shipping.

Pros
  • More than 400 dishes
  • Partnership with the best chefs and culinary brands
  • A la carte ordering without subscription
  • Excellent meal plans
  • Good discounts and perks
  • Nice selection of gift cards
  • Referral program

Cons

  • Does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii
  • Not too affordable

Sample Dishes

Bottom Line

Chef’d is a meal kit delivery service that truly aims to please. It is as flexible as it can be, allowing you to order without a subscription, as often or rarely as you wish. With hundreds of dishes in its offer, it has one of the largest and most varied selections of meals we have encountered. It works together with the biggest names in the food business and brings you incredibly creative and innovative dishes, as well as classics and meals ready in a flash or those that take half a day to make. It is truly one of the best meal delivery services currently available.


Chef'd Rating

Our ratings are the result of an objective and independent evaluation of Chef'd, generating the final rating that reflects the overall quality of the company. Ratings may change as the service changes.

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Final Rating 9.7/10

User Reviews (12)

    Chef'd user rating based on 12 user reviews.

    The reviews listed below reflect the opinions and experiences of real users and are in no way influenced by the meal delivery companies. Before publishing each review, our team checks whether it was submitted by an actual user in an effort to prevent false or spammy reviews.

  • Submitted By Diane Ford on 08/30/2017
    The nutritional info on the site is misleading and they had me eating much more calories than I should until I finally did the math.
  • Submitted By Judith Ortiz on 08/25/2017
    The company is definitely not equipped to handle problems on the fly. They ruined my Thanksgiving dinner by sending me one box I ordered and completely forgetting about the other.
  • Submitted By Sean Freeman on 08/18/2017
    The recipes are straightforward enough but they're not catering to beginner cooks. For example, not everyone knows that you shouldn't cut the meat and vegetable on the same surface, and the recipes don't provide such details.
  • Submitted By Janice Shaw on 08/15/2017
    My Atkins meal plan with Chefd started out with a box full of meat and blood. Everything went straight for the bin.
  • Submitted By Marylin Stone on 08/03/2017
    I really like that I don't have to subscribe to order food from chefd. Their recipes are the best and everything tastes amazing!
  • Submitted By Randy Arnold on 07/27/2017
    Decent food and menus but the customer service never answered the phone or any of my emails for that matter.
  • Submitted By Teresa Bradley on 07/21/2017
    Chef's allowed me to try out some gourmet meals I never had ingredients for in my pantry. They probably also sent higher quality items than I would've bought on my own.
  • Submitted By Albert Hudson on 06/20/2017
    I ordered 3 meals with fish and they didn't deliver them to my door but to the leasing office in my complex which isn't open during hours I can get there. So frustrating.
  • Submitted By Rose Olson on 05/30/2017
    Packaging was good, ingredients were ok, and delivery was timely, but there's something seriously off with the overall taste. I did everything listed in the recipe and the taste is just well, bad.
  • Submitted By Nate Young on 03/21/2017
    Great, but way too pricy. I only order on special occasions.
  • Submitted By Kevin Blanco on 01/04/2017
    Hands down, the best I’ve ever tried! Beef Stroganoff is to die for!
  • Submitted By Alicia Miser on 11/21/2016
    Awesome produce, love the recipes, just wish it was a bit cheaper, I’d like to try out some of the plans.
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Chef'd Review
Updated : 10.11.2017.
Rating : 9.7/10
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