Top Chef Meals Press Kit
The Service: Top Chef Meals is a freshly prepared, chef-crafted meal service that is uniquely priced at $10/meal and less. Providing customers with a full range of service options including a comprehensive, accelerated diet plan, paleo meal plan and provision of individual meals as a home meal replacement service.
With its simple beginnings in Westchester County, Top Chef Meals now individually prepares affordable, restaurant quality meals, hand-plated by our own chefs and delivered throughout the eastern United States. Our healthy and delicious meals provide a perfect nutritional balance and are perfectly suited for those on a budget.
Price: Each meals that includes and entree and two sides are priced from $8.25 each. Socially concious all seniors, those who are homebound, and the disabled receive a 15% discount on all meals bringing the per meal cost down to below $5.85. That's less expensive than every other on line meal vendor by a wide margin. Free shipping is offered in the New York Metropolitan area with purchases of at least $110, and is offered on FedEx shipped meals when a full insulated shipper of 21 meals are purchased.
Founder Background: Born in Manhattan, raised in Westchester, Paul has a degree in Engineering Operations. While growing up was actively involved in the family business Execu-Lunch Inc, one of Westchester first Corporate caterers. Paul spent 7 years in the US Air Force both flying fighter airplanes as well as working as a program manager of procurement. Following this he worked for 4 years as a program director of development programs at a systems and software defense contractor before joining the family business. Once joining Execu-Lunch he led the company through a 400% growth before his father retired.
Story: Top Chef Meals is the brainchild of Paul Ghiron, a mesh of his unique experiences working as a caterer and conversations with his father. Paul found himself heavily involved in the corporate catering world back in 2010, as he worked as the President of The Crystal Spoon Corp. He employed numerous chefs and support staff who catered corporate and business get togethers throughout Westchester county. However, he always found it irksome that his staff was severely underutilized after the huge rush of business lunches they catered everyday.
One day, his father called him up frustrated by the lack of offerings for dinner that a single person is faced with and asked if he wouldn't mind bringing over dinner that night. During the conversation that ensued, the idea of Top Chef Meals was born! Top Chef Meals would use the Crystal Spoon's untapped chef talent to make meals for singles, couples or even families who were too busy to cook or who just wanted a fresh made, chef prepared, healthy, nutritious meal delivered to their home.
- Launched: Initially March 2010, Relaunched May 2015
- Location: Westchester County Suburbs of New York City
- Staff of 19: Five Chefs, Five Cook, Five Packers, Four Customer Service Staff
- Funding: self and through sales
- Served over 14,000 Orders and over 200,000 meals in the last year