Great question! Here’s the deal. Pete is a classically trained chef from Le Cordon Bleu and has worked in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. He is an artist and food is his medium. Given that Pete’s Paleo puts a high importance on using seasonal ingredients, Pete takes pride in ensuring that each time that specific ingredient makes an appearance on our menu during the season, it’s treated differently each time—different spices and cooking methods—so that you’re not bored and everything tastes different each week!
Hey we get it, this whole meal delivery thing isn’t the new kid on the block of ideas anymore.
There has been a proliferation of meal companies big and small since Sarah and I started our little company seven years ago. But with that said, we still feel that there’s quite a bit that makes us different and honestly better than the rest.
Most importantly, our meals are prepared!!! Most of these other companies just send you ingredients and a recipe card. The whole point of services like ours is to make your life easier.
On average if you get home at 7:30pm and start cooking one of their meals, you won’t be eating till 9pm. And you know what? Your kitchen is still a disaster! Sure it might take ME 30 minutes to make those meals. But I'm a pro. It will take the average person an hour, and again, you're still doing dishes.
With our meals, you get home at 7:30, you're eating at 7:40 and there’s no dishes! We don't just save you a trip to the grocery store, we really make your life more convenient. No shopping, no cooking, no cleaning. That's a real value and a real help.
When it comes to our meals, we have incredible variety. Our weekly menus have 10 different menu items. That means 10 different types and styles of protein using different cooking methods and flavor profiles. Then there are 20 veggies! Sure you're going to eat kale a few times a week, which you should be, but for the most part you're going to be eating a huge variety of vegetables, certainly more than if you were cooking for yourself or even if you were using another meal company.
Now, let’s talk flavor. We change the menus weekly and seasonally. Our spice blends are created by our own chefs and then executed for us by local spice companies for each respective kitchen. Every season we rewrite the menu as a team, incorporating new ideas from our recent travel and continuing education. Sometimes we can be accused of things being a little too flavorful, but we're always going to walk that fine line and bring you exciting, delicious meals that are also quite good for you.
So yes, we're one of dozens of options out there now. But if you're looking for 100% allergen (gluten, soy, dairy, egg, nut) free, restaurant quality meals that come prepared and shipped directly to your door, Pete's Paleo is going to be the one for you.