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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. On one hand it heats very rapidly, but on the other it very quickly can over cook any or all components of your dish. 

To make matters more difficult, microwaves come in all different powers making firm reheating times impossible.


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. 

This is because every component of your meal needs a different amount of time to reach optimal flavor without overcooking, which happens all too often in microwave cooking and reheating.

Thus, in order to have your meal come out perfectly, you will need to use a layer approach to heating, whereby you start with the densest item in the tray first, then add 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 take a little more care and use the layers approach described above, and heat in small 15 to 30 second increments until all the parts of your meal are hot without any overcooking.


Fill you and your parents' kitchen with locally made Top Chef Meals and easily eat
fresh and healthy cuisine without compromise or commitment.


We guarantee the quality of our products and their delivery in good condition. Because we produce a perishable product, we cannot accept returned food items. We will promptly either 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 cooking by consumers.

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Delivery Areas We Serve

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

Your first shipment to any areas that are served by 3 day or less 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 shipping costs for zone 4, and 3 day select air service shipments can be found HERE.

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