Over a decade ago, two chefs with a lot of experience in fine dining, Chef Gene Castelluccio and Chef Blair Grossman, decided to start a business together and make restaurant-quality meals available for household consumption. That is how Personal Chef To Go was born.

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At first, they focused on flavor and used a bunch of ingredients that are known to guarantee excellent taste but are not too great for your health, such as butter, cream, and a lot of sugar and salt. That is what their restaurant experience taught them. However, they soon changed their minds. They noticed there was a lack of meal delivery services that offer meals that are both tasty and healthy. So, they kept their dedication to flavor, but threw away all of the unhealthy ingredients and came up with the concept they are known for today: Live Smart, Eat Healthy. In the following sections of this Personal Chef To Go review, we will explore the details of their offer, including their meals, recipes, and pricing.

How Personal Chef To Go Works

Ordering from Personal Chef To Go is simple. Your only job is to pick the desired delivery date and the meal plan that best suits your daily and weekly schedule and they’ll do the rest. Once you have placed your order, the chefs select all the fine ingredients necessary to make their dishes so delectable. Once the cooking is done, they place the ingredients in refrigerated containers that keep them fresh and delish and hand them over to Federal Express Ground or Second Day Express, depending on the delivery location. In a day or two, the meals reach the homes of their customers all over the country.

It is important to note that the meals you receive require no further preparation. You just need to heat them up and enjoy the perfectly-portioned wealth of flavors.

They also offer gift cards, as a great way to show someone you care and treat them to some well-deserved time off from cooking. They let you choose between e-cards that are sent via email and physical gift cards, mailed via USPS, which can be sent to you or directly to the gift recipient.

Personal Chef To Go is happy to provide you with any information you need in order to make sure they are the right choice for you. Apart from detailed answers in the FAQ section of their website, they also have a live chat that lets you find out everything you wanted about their services in no time. Unfortunately, the live chat option is not available 24/7. However, you can also contact the company via phone and email.

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What Makes Personal Chef To Go Different

Personal Chef To Go wants you to know that opting for their services is a smart decision. Here is what they mean by that.

The food they ship is never frozen, but always fresh and ready-to-eat. The dishes on their menus are primarily inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine, which is known not only for being amazingly tasty but also good for your heart. Another reason why their food is good for you is the fact that it does not contain any preservatives or additives.

Personal Chef To Go makes sure you never get bored with their food. They have designed a rotating menu that changes every week for 9 weeks in a row and there are always at least 12 different menu items available. The meals they make are inspired by the cooking traditions of nations for all over the planet and they take you on a culinary tour around the world every week, which makes ordering food from them all the more exciting.

Their meal plans are designed in accordance with the needs of your body and contain all the nutrients necessary to keep you healthy and provide you with enough energy to face the daily challenges. The meals are filled with a wide range of lean protein coming from beef, pork, chicken, and cold water fish and shellfish, as well as all kinds of vegetables, fruit sauces and dressings, legumes and whole grains.

If you want to get to know the people who are in charge of providing you with healthy, delicious meals every week, check out their Meet the Chefs section and learn more about the experience and attitudes of Chef Gene and Chef Blair. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, all of which they use to keep you posted about their plans and special offers.

Meals and Recipes

While researching for this Personal Chef To Go review, what we found most interesting and useful was the fact that their meal plans were created to suit practically anyone’s lifestyle. From meals for busy singles to family favorites, they have it all. Here are the 5 meal plans they have designed for you.

The Busy Singles plan is created for people who have no time to spend on cooking but need a lot of energy to get everything done and deserve a little treat at the end of the day. It features 5 individual meals, with side dishes included, for relaxing, gourmet dinners at home and 3 entrée salad meals for healthy lunches at the office.

Couples On The Go plan

The Couples On The Go plan includes two servings of each of the 5 amazing entrées complemented with sides dishes, which the chefs selected just for you. All the meals are individually packed and sealed for your convenience. The dishes are designed for couples who wish to spend some quality time together over a professionally prepared, hearty, and healthy evening meal, after a long day at work.

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Family Favorites meal plan

The Family Favorites meal plan is designed to gather the whole family for a pleasant chat over a delicious meal that everyone will love. It includes dinners made up of the main course, side dishes, and rolls and provides you with four wonderful family meals a week. Two size options are available.

Dinners Only plan

The Dinners Only plan is the most affordable meal plan and includes one serving of each of the 5 evening meals from the Couples To Go menu. It is an excellent way to have a taste of their offer at a great price and a good choice for home cooks who want to have a more relaxed cooking schedule, without having to plan and prepare every single meal of the week.

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Lunch And Dinner plan

The Lunch And Dinner plan is one of the most flexible meal plans in their offer. It features 5 lunches and 5 dinners for one person. The lunches include 3 hot, gourmet lunch entrées and 2 composed salads while the dinners include entrées from the Busy Singles menu.

Most of the meals can be adjusted in order to accommodate your special dietary needs, but keep in mind that special orders come with an additional fee.

At all times, you can view the current, previous, and next menus for their meal plans, complete with nutritional information on all meals, in the Our Menus section of their website.

Pricing

So far, our Personal Chef To Go review focused on the nutritional and time-saving benefits of ordering from this meal delivery service. Now, we finally introduce you to their prices, which are surprisingly affordable.

A week of Busy Singles meals comes at the price of $109.95 for one time orders and $99.95 for subscribed customers.

The price of the Couples on the Go plan is $139.95 for one time orders and $129.95 for subscriptions per week.

The Family Favorites plan costs $99.95 per week for one time orders and $89.95 per week for subscriptions.

The Lunch And Dinner plan is available for $134.50 and $124.50 per week for one time orders and subscriptions, respectively.

Finally, the most affordable meal plan, Dinners Only, costs $74.50 for one time deliveries and $69.50 per week with a subscription.

All the meal plans that are changed in accordance with special dietary requests come with a $10 additional fee.

Delivery Areas

Personal Chef To Go delivers anywhere in the US and allows you to shop for yourself or place an order for someone else. They also have a commercial kitchen in Mechanicsville, VA, where they showcase their products, so you can sample the goods or purchase the same menu items as the ones shipped.

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Pros
  • Excellent meal plans for different lifestyles
  • Wide variety of meals
  • Healthy, gourmet dishes prepared by experienced chefs
  • Affordable prices

Cons

  • No vegetarian or vegan meal plans

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Bottom Line

Personal Chef To Go is a great option for everyone who wants to eat healthy, gourmet food, but simply cannot find the time to shop, cook, and clean up, on top of all of the other daily tasks. It offers you the chance to choose the meal plan that goes along perfectly with your personal schedule and you also get to try out new dishes all the time, handpicked from the best world cuisines.

Their prices are also really affordable and they ship all over the US, which makes their meals truly available to everyone.

Our only complaint refers to the lack of vegetarian and vegan options, but all in all, this is a meal delivery services that you should definitely check out if you are looking for some healthy and hearty meals to enjoy at home at a more than acceptable price.

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User Reviews

  • Submitted By Portia Walters on 10/14/2016
    Everything was perfect, we’ll be ordering again!
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  • Submitted By Jim Rooney on 09/26/2016
    Awesome food! The office lunches are a great idea, so tasty and convenient!
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  • Submitted By Will Bennett on 08/04/2016
    Not pricy, but not that good either.
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  • Submitted By Samantha Rogers on 07/11/2016
    We could taste that the ingredients were fresh and good, but we found the meals themselves a bit bland. Anyway, pretty good food at a good price.
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  • Submitted By John Isaak on 06/28/2016
    This really isn’t restaurant-quality food. Not that bad, but not what I was expecting at all.
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Personal Chef To Go Review
Updated : 08.16.2017.
Rating : 7.3/10