NEW YORK – Prepared meal delivery service Freshly Inc. has launched the Chef's Special by Freshly, a new menu of limited-edition meal collaborations from renowned regional and national restaurant chefs.
Designed to bring bold, adventurous eats with trending flavors and unique ingredients to Freshly customers, users can enjoy destination dining for a special night at home with ready-to-eat cuisine from chefs Jet Tila, Kwame Onwuachi, Sean Brock and Kristen Kish.
Chef's Special by Freshly meals will be available beginning April 5 kicking off with Jet Tila. Each chef's meal will debut for a limited 10-week period as part of Freshly's rotating weekly menu of 35+ meals. The menu will feature:
- April - June 2021: Chef Jet Tila's Kung Pao Steak with Basmati Rice & Toasted Cashews: An elevated yet approachable twist on a classic Asian-American dish. Slices of succulent steak over rice and a bright veggie stir-fry, topped with cashews and Chef Jet and Freshly's signature Kung Pao Sauce.
- June - August 2021: Chef Kwame Onwuachi's Escovitch Steak with Jerk Broccoli, Peppers & Coconut Rice: A modern, meatier take on a traditional Jamaican fish dish. This version features sliced steak and the traditional escovitch accompaniments, plus sides of house-roasted mini sweet peppers, jerk broccoli, and caramelized onion coconut rice.
- August - October 2021: Chef Sean Brock's Oven-Roasted Pork Chop
- October 2021 - January 2022: Chef Kristen Kish's Sliced Beef Brisket
All meal concepts developed by the chefs were built from their own unique story — from celebrating culinary heritage to regional cuisine, ingredient spotlights, and cultural identity. Like all Freshly meals, Chef's Special by Freshly entrees arrive already prepared and can simply be heated in the microwave for three minutes with no chopping, cooking, or cleaning required. Meals are single-serve and built on a foundation of better-for-you, whole-food ingredients.
"In the past year, there's been a steady increase in interest for craft and artisanal food from consumers looking to liven up their pandemic pantries. This appetite for authentic food experiences only continues to grow as consumer tastes and preferences evolve," said Mike Wystrach, Freshly’s founder and CEO. "We're thrilled to welcome this roster of celebrated chefs to the Freshly kitchen to recreate their restaurant-quality meals at scale and give our customers a taste of their cuisine no matter where they are. For this series, we aimed to work with chefs who we were not only inspired from a culinary standpoint but also those who had unique stories to tell and are making a cultural impact in their communities."
The launch of Chef's Special by Freshly comes on the heels of Freshly recently being acquired by Nestlé USA, the launch of FreshlyFit, and a year of monumental growth for the company. Chef's Special by Freshly meals start at $9.98 each (a $1.49 premium upcharge). Customers can order as part of their 4, 6, 10, or 12 weekly Freshly meal plans. For more information visit www.freshly.com.