BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Chef, the first and only fully certified organic meal kit company, today announced it will ship to customers nationwide. With Green Chef, anyone can choose their own dinner adventures from a variety of creative and specialized meal options, including vegetarian, Paleo and gluten-free, to cook well-balanced dishes in 20-40 minutes. In December, the Boulder-based company opened its second distribution facility in Swedesboro, New Jersey, to provide East Coast and Midwest customers with the same high quality, organic ingredients and chef-crafted recipes previously available only in the western United States.
"We created Green Chef to make healthy, organic cooking easy and accessible while empowering anyone to be a real home chef," said CEO and founder Michael Joseph. "Green Chef also saves customers time, money and food waste over shopping in-store for the same recipes. An internal price comparison showed that it can cost up to 70 percent more to purchase organic ingredients in-store than the pre-portioned items in each Green Chef box – that doesn't include time saved meal planning and going to the store."
Each insulated, refrigerated Green Chef box contains fresh, pre-measured ingredients, including original sauces and spreads created in-house, along with easy-to-navigate recipe cards. The company responsibly sources all products from regional suppliers and maintains the highest level of product traceability. Green Chef's thoughtfully designed recipes, ranging from 450-750 calories per serving, are developed each week in Boulder, Colorado, by executive chef Dana Murrell and her team. Murrell worked in Colorado restaurants for nearly a decade before joining Green Chef.
"We make organic vegetables a meaningful component of nearly every meal we create," explains Murrell. "I love experimenting with diverse, seasonal ingredients and creating gourmet twists on classic dishes. Green Chef makes it easy for both novice and seasoned cooks to learn new tricks in the kitchen and discover new ingredients — or surprising new ways to enjoy familiar ones."
As a USDA-certified organic company, Green Chef must adhere to the strict regulations and auditing processes set forth by USDA's National Organic Program. For example, all food is traced from supplier to customer doorstep with custom software and processes, and all organic labeling is strictly monitored for accuracy and audited by the USDA. Further, all products are segregated to eliminate cross-contamination of organic foods. Green Chef also maintains high corporate standards for ecologically responsible packaging and shipping by using recycled, recyclable and compostable materials and partnering with a third-party company to offset carbon emissions from delivery.
Green Chef meal plans and pricing vary by specialized diet and come with the guarantee of enjoying delicious, organic, healthy meals:
- Vegetarian (three vegetarian dishes): $10.49
- Omnivore (one veggie and two meat/seafood dishes): $11.99*
- Carnivore (three meat/seafood dishes): $13.49*
- Gluten-Free (one veggie and two meat/seafood dishes): $13.49
- Paleo (three Paleo dishes): $14.99
Prices are per serving and delivery costs $9 per order of six servings.
*Indicates customers can opt out of specific meat/seafood preferences for this plan.
About Green Chef
Green Chef is the only USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery company. Green Chef makes it easy to cook healthy, delicious, organic meals in 20-40 minutes. Each delivery contains all the essentials to create three nourishing dinners for two, four or six people: organic, pre-measured ingredients, complex sauces and spice mixes as well as chef-crafted recipes. The menus cater to a range of dietary preferences, including gluten-free and Paleo, and each well-balanced dish contains 450-750 calories per serving. For more information, visit www.greenchef.com or follow Green Chef on Facebook (GreenChefPage), Twitter (@GreenChef), Instagram (@greenchef) or Pinterest (Green_Chef).
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