PHILADELPHIA, PA - Philadelphia's restaurateur, James Beard Award winner, author, and Iron Chef, Chef Jose Garces, has officially joined CookUnity. This Brooklyn-based company introduced the first direct Chef-to-Consumer meal subscription platform.
CookUnity customers can now receive and enjoy restaurant-quality ready-to-eat meals prepared by Chef Garces and his team for an everyday elevated in-home dining experience. A leading culinary authority of Spanish and Latin American foods, Chef Garces can also share his culinary creations with customers beyond Philadelphia through CookUnity.
Chef Garces will be joining a diverse team of over 30 independent, up-and-coming, and restaurateur chefs and fellow award-winning, culinary experts including Jean-Georges, Einat Admony, Esther Choi, Dan Kluger, and Marc Forgione. Each CookUnity chef develops their own menus featuring a mix of their signature dishes, unique items for CookUnity, dishes from their cookbooks, restaurants, etc. Unlike many ready-to-eat services, plates are produced by each individual chef and their respective staff to ensure consistency and quality with every meal made. Customers can look forward to seeing Chef Garces' Shrimp & Chorizo Paella made with saffron rice, aioli, grilled chorizo, and shrimp on the platform, along with the plant-based version of a Mexican classic, the Meatless Albondigas with Poblano Cream.
CookUnity has been shaking up the prepared meals category and restaurant industry by creating an entirely new marketplace concept for chefs and a daily, dynamic meal solution for consumers. The unique model offers up-and-coming chefs, alongside established restaurateurs and food innovators, the tools and resources to diversify and create a digital-first business. With CookUnity, chefs generate a new, more predictable revenue stream with lower risk and higher margins. They can reach consumers beyond a restaurant or delivery zone's geographic constraints. The option to quickly diversify their revenue streams has never been more critical as many works to regain their footing following the impacts of COVID-19.
Through a weekly subscription, consumers choose from over 300 meals handcrafted by talented chefs, tailored to satisfy different palates and dietary preferences. Starting at $10.49/meal, CookUnity provides an effortless way for consumers to experience fully prepared restaurant-quality meals from the comfort and convenience of their homes every day.