Top Chef Meals: Storing and Heating

Storing and Heating

Top Chef Meals are all prepared fresh to order, and flash frozen the night before delivery so they arrive safe and ready to eat at your convenience with NO preservatives, chemicals or trans fats.

All Meals are Packed in Oven and Microwave Safe

Ready to Heat Trays

 No Pouches to Boil

No Pots to Clean



For BEST results completely defrost (thaw) your meals prior to heating.

Microwave heating is a very unforgiving rapid method to prepare your food. It heats very rapidly, but it can very quickly over cook any or all components of your dish. 

Microwaves come in all different powers making firm reheating times extremely challenging.

Better Reheated Method:

Heat your meals the LEAST amount of time to get just hot enough.  Do this by initially heating your meal for half the time indicated and then heat in small increments of 15 to 30 seconds at a time and checking each time if your meal is hot enough.

Best “IDEAL” Reheating Method:

If you want a perfectly reheated meal you will have to separate the components of the meal out of our trays and add them back into the tray or a plate throughout the cooking process. 

Every component of your meal needs a different amount of time to reach optimal flavor without overcooking.

Perfect reheating, requires a layered approach to heating, starting with the densest item first, then adding the next component with less density and finally add the loosest, least dense item (often the vegetable) during the last 30 seconds of heating.

If you prefer your meats medium rare, then you will need to use this layered approach described above, and heat in small 15 to 30 second increments until all the parts of your meal are hot without any overcooking.


We guarantee the quality of our products and their delivery in the best condition possible. Because we produce a perishable product, we cannot accept returned food items. We will promptly replace or credit your Top Chef Meals account for any meals that are damaged, spoiled, or otherwise inedible as a direct result of shipping or delivery.  

We cannot guarantee meals that are unacceptable because of taste preferences or over heating by consumers.

Deliver Area

Delivery Areas We Serve

We ship via FedEx to all of the lower 48 states of the US.

Your first shipment to 1-3 day ground shipment areas are shipped free as long as you FIRST create an account and order at least $75 after any discounts. Shipping costs for these zones after the first order are as follows:

Orders less that $110 at $19.95 per box.
Order at least $110 worth and receive 50% off shipping ($9.95) per box up to 21 meals. More than 21 meals require a 2nd shipping box.
Order exactly 21 meals (no other items allowed) and receive FREE Shipping

Western states (4 day and 3 day select air service) cost are detailed at Delivery.

Delivery Options

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