How do you make a fine dining meal kit?
13 June 2022 - Uqonic Chefs
A lot of work is put into making a fine dining meal kit. Every chef we work with has one thing in mind: you, the customer. When you order a fine dining meal kit, it should be easy and fun to prepare at home. And of course, it should taste extraordinary!
How Uqonic Chefs fine dining meal kits are made
Uqonic Chefs is an innovative concept that connects star chefs to lovers of haute cuisine in the United Kingdom and Zurich. MICHELIN Star Chefs have trusted Uqonic Chefs’ local chefs with their iconic recipes and trained them in becoming experts in their recipes. This is a long process that includes many face-to-face meetings to capture the flavours and personalities of the chefs.
The MICHELIN Star Chefs and their sous chefs train the Uqonic Chefs for 2-3 weeks. Their menus are cooked through during this time, with many tasting sessions. The challenge lies in capturing the chef's taste, flavour and personality. How can they translate a menu offered in their MICHELIN Star restaurants into a fine dining meal kit people can re-create at home?
Luckily, the chefs are visionaries who have the customer in mind in creating the pre-prepared menus. The teams work closely together, and the star chefs help in sourcing the best products, often bringing forth their own suppliers. This is crucial in getting recipes, and especially flavours, right.
In the following months, the Uqonic Chefs keep on testing and refining the menus. The MICHELIN Star Chefs then come for a final tasting session to approve and sign off the menus. Receiving the chef’s signature of approval is the ultimate goal.
After that, the Uqonic Chefs start preparing the heating and plating instructions for the people at home. This also takes weeks to refine together with a team of copywriters to make sure the people at home can effortlessly recreate the dishes – and have fun while doing it. Later on, these instructions are made into video instructions for easy preparation in the kitchen and to create the feeling of personal guidance.
The Uqonic Chefs team has done most of the work. Customers do the rest at home. All menus are designed with the guests at home in mind, making sure they are user-friendly and don’t require any culinary skills. Your carefully pre-prepared fine dining meal kit will allow you to serve gastronomy for your loved ones and even more complex molecular cuisine.
UQONIC CHEFS DINNER BOXES
Uqonic Chefs tasting menus are the best way to get acquainted with the chefs’ gastronomic dinner boxes. Pick a menu from any star chef and opt for either a 5- or 3-course menu. All dishes are freshly prepared for your iconic home dining experience. The gastronomic meal delivery kits only require your finishing touch. By following the easy preparation and styling instructions you can enjoy a unique dinner at home.
Do you fancy mixing and matching your own courses à la carte, or do you prefer a special selection box? It is all up to you to decide what to order.
Uqonic Chefs offers Signature Menus that consist of courses with meat, poultry and/or fish. For vegetarians we offer plenty of delicious options, ready for you to discover.