If you live in #HamOnt, I’m sure you’d have noticed several company expansions into Hamilton lately. I know there are some Hamiltonians out there who feel pretty ho-hum about this, but personally I think it’s a good thing! We know Hamilton is the place to be, and other people are taking notice. Plus you can’t go wrong with more delicious food options in the city.
On that note, I was recently contacted by a Toronto-based company called Chef’s Plate. They expanded their reach into Hamilton this past Summer and wanted some Hamilton-based foodies to try it out. That’s me!!
Using Chef’s Plate is super simple. You check their website for the weekly menu, pick your dish choices for that week, and order them! In a few days time (they have specific delivery dates), a package arrives at your door with all the ingredients needed + recipe cards to go along with them.
Pricing: $49.80 to $87.60 depending on the weekly package you choose.
Their logo is simple, just like the idea behind the business. It’s memorable and I’m really a fan of the strong, single colour dark red that they’ve chosen. They use it throughout all their marketing materials, which is great for building brand awareness.
When you’re first looking at their menu, you’re able to see pretty much all the info about the recipe. You find out the difficulty, prep time, calories per serving and exactly what they send you…so there’s no surprises.
I chose one recipe that was Easy difficulty and one that was Medium difficulty.
For my first order I chose:
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with a Red and Golden Tomato Rice Pilaf – Medium Difficulty
This one turned out okay looks-wise. I made a bit of a mess with the Spinach Stuffed Chicken (hello Medium Difficulty), but it ended up tasting really good regardless of how it looked! I think the pilaf needed a tad more spice to it, but I’m a huge spicy fan. I just needed to add a bit of Sriracha from home and I was set!
Bavarian Sirloin Steak with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beet Greens – Easy Difficulty
Honestly, I found this one more than ‘Easy difficulty’, but only because of all the veggie cutting. I was a fan of how it turned out though. The Steak had a strong caraway seed flavour to it, while the sweet potatoes offered a nice sweet balance. I had never tried Beet Greens cooked before, which is what I love about companies like Chef’s Plate. You end up making things you never would have thought of on your own!
Chef’s Plate is all about making it easy to create yummy, healthy meals at home, without all the prep-work and planning. It’s all planned out for you and you just have to worry about the fun part!
Social Media Campaign
Everything about their social media campaign is awesome. They have tons of yummy food pics of their menu each week, which is what people want to see. Plus they reach out to local influencers. That’s a big plus. Way to go, Chef’s Plate!
Facebook – chefsplatecanada
Twitter – chefsplateca
Instagram – chefsplate
Maybe this makes me seem like a lazy bum, but I’d love it if things were prepped a bit more. I’m so not a fan of cutting root veggies, and if I buy them personally, I’ll always buy the pre-cut stuff. The sweet potato they provided was massive and I found it really difficult to cut.
Other than that – I was pretty happy with the overall experience of Chef’s Plate. They’re also offering Two Free Meals to try it out. Just head on over to THIS LINK HERE to claim them.
Have you tried Chef’s Plate? Review it with me in the comments below!