Supperworks: Helping Busy People Eat Well
21 Panabaker Dr C, Ancaster, ON L9G 0A4 (And various locations)
A few weeks ago, I was invited out to try Supperworks in Ancaster. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect with this one. I had tried the pre-planned recipe delivery services like Dinnerlicious and Chef’s Plate (and loved them, I might add), but this was a different concept altogether! Basically, each month, Supperworks has a set of seasonal recipes that you can choose from (find the options HERE) using their online ordering system, you pick a time to go in, and you’re set. Once the date rolls around, you head into their location.
The location has a giant commercial kitchen, with stations for each recipe. At the front desk, they’ll hand you a clip board with your planned meals and you work through each station, placing your completed meals in a fridge between recipes, for taking home later on.
At each station, you will find the recipe details listed above your station, and each ingredient, bowl, scoop ready for you. You just grab your zip-lock bags and prepare based on your recipe info. Basically, it’s a delicious homemade meal that you know exactly what’s going into it, but there’s no mess in the prep and no pre-planning or grocery shopping required. All their recipes are freezable, so you don’t need to worry about eating it right away.
I was lucky enough to head over with fellow blogger, Andrea from I’m Mad Hungry, so we had a fun girl’s cooking night and could take turns doing photos.
The meals I chose to prepare were the Sweet and Tangy Glazed Pot Roast in the slow-cooker and the Apple Maple Glazed Chicken on the stovetop. The prep at the Supperworks location was super simple for both recipes, it was weird getting the hang of it at first, since I’m not used to cooking in someone else’s kitchen, but once you figure out how it’s all laid out, it’s a breeze.
When all your dishes have been prepared and are ready in the fridge to head home with you, you will pack them all up in a big freezer bag and hit the road.
The recipes change all the time, but the Apple Maple Glazed Chicken is definitely one I would try again if they offered it. It was different from anything I would prepare on my own, and was quite a few servings! Paired with a green salad, it was a perfect meal for me.
The Tangy Glazed Pot Roast was an ideal seasonal meal with cranberries and red wine creating the au jus to top the beef. It was great to just set this one aside in the slow-cooker and not worry about it for the day, plus there was barely any clean up for it. Love it!
Don’t have time to pre-plan and order? You can also walk into the store and pick up meals for one, or sides, that are pretty darn tasty! I tried the Pumpkin Turkey Chili with Potatoes meal for one, and the Asiago Herb Mashed Potatoes. While we were at the location, we also tried the Creamy Peas and Orzo side, Curried Cranberry-Raisin Rice, plus the Focaccia bread. I would definitely recommend the focaccia since it’s a classy dish for entertaining alongside an oil dip, and super tasty.
All-in-all, it was a super fun experience that was different from anything I had ever done. I could definitely see Supperworks filling a special niche for busy people or those who are looking to eat better and make their own meals, but aren’t sure where to start.
This post is unsponsored, but food was provided for free. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
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