• Home Chef Delivers Fresh Ingredients to Busy Planners' Doorsteps

     
    POSTED October 27, 2015
     

Looking for a way to still cook meals at home but just don’t have the time to do it all? Home Chef is a food delivery service with a fresh twist. Great for working professionals like planners, the company makes meal planning and grocery shopping a breeze by giving you meal ideas, shopping for you, portioning everything out and delivering fresh ingredients to your doorstep. All you have to do is cook.

Home Chef subscribers can pick from a rotating weekly menu of eight to 10 meal options. Culinary Director Justin Paruszkiewicz and his team create recipes like mushroom risotto, carne asada with mashed black beans, and shrimp and grits. Choices also work well to accommodate a number of dietary restrictions and habits with options for vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie, low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free and other eating preferences. Recently, the service partnered with protein brand Gardein to provide meatless meal options and also now offers smoothie options for the morning and afternoon, too. Home Chef is based in Chicago but delivers to 30 states in the Midwest and East Coast.  

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

Freelancing has become a new ball game since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as many companies cannot afford to keep full-time positions, but still need those tasks completed. Although many more professionals have had to join the freelancing community since March, Tracy Judge had the passion for the freelancing community two years ago–long before the pandemic hit–and founded her company Soundings Connect in order to directly connect meetings and events industry freelancers with customers. 

 

The 18-story, 303-room Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas is now open for business. Located within Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre, the hotel includes a 27,500-square-foot conference center with Regency and Junior ballrooms and additional breakout spaces, most with floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light.