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By Served LLC
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About

Finally, there's a better way to make dinner! 

In October 2016, Chef Curtis and I started on an extraordinary journey to make life a little easier for those of us who don't like to cook or just don't have time. 

My Served Meals Packaging
My Served Meals Packaging

When you hear the word TV dinners, you're probably thinking turkey (two white meat slices and one dark) with lumpy gravy, mashed potatoes with a butter square and corn. Or maybe the salisbury steak patty? These are the meals of my childhood because I am the daughter of a single mom who worked three jobs and just didn't have time to cook. Our company is out to change that.  

My Served Meals is a fresh take on traditional frozen dinners. We plan to reinvent TV dinners by providing a wide variety of delicious recipes prepared in small batches by co-founder Chef Curtis Bufford, vacuum sealed, then shipped frozen. Ready to eat in 10 minutes or less, My Served Meals was created to solve the perennial problem of "what's for dinner?" We honestly believe there's a better way to make dinner. 

Shipped right to your door
Shipped right to your door

Served meals are great because they are convenient and require little to no skill to prepare. We prefer each meal to be heated using the sous vide method. Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This technique produces results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. If you can boil water, then you can make a Served Meal! 

Easy as 1-2-3
Easy as 1-2-3

When you sous vide Served Meals you can get that perfect doneness you desire. Our meats come out tender, pastas al dente and vegetables cook perfectly every time. Unlike many other meal delivery services, there’s no need to wash produce, prep ingredients, or spend 20-30 minutes at the stove cooking. With Served, you’ll have a restaurant quality dinner in no time flat and with no 'sweat equity'.

Super Easy; Super Tasty
Super Easy; Super Tasty

Are you a party of one? Because our meals are vacuum sealed, they'll last  in your freezer for 6 to 8 months, and in the fridge for up to 14 days. This allows you to have as much (or as little) as you'd like, and without the fear of food going bad in your fridge. No more wasted food or money!!

Perfect Every Time.
Perfect Every Time.

 

Perfecting Our Process

During our first 8 months, we shipped 60 to 70 meals per week to customers throughout the Texas area. We've improved our processes and recipes and now we're ready to expand! We know our small business could be an industry disrupter in the large and expansive frozen food market. 

According to Statisa.com, frozen food sales are estimated at $53 billion a year. It's time we put a new and flavorful spin on an old familiar classic. Who says frozen isn’t fresh? Frozen IS the new fresh! My Served Meals are so delicious; it doesn't come any closer to homemade.  Some of our favorite Served meals include (but are NOT limited to): 

  • Braised Beef with Mashed Potatoes  
  • Korean BBQ Tacos  
  • Creamy Scallop Pasta 
  • Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa 
  • Lemon Chicken  
  • Orange Shrimp Stir Fry 
  • Pan-roasted Snapper with Spring Vegetables 
  • Chicken Marsala 
  • Grilled Vegetables with Penne Pasta  
#1 Best Seller - Chicken Marsala
#1 Best Seller - Chicken Marsala

We will also start incorporating more vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. If you value convenience, love the heart & soul put into a home-cooked meal, and need more hours in your day, then Served is perfect for you. 

Herb Roasted Chicken with Santa Fe Rice
Herb Roasted Chicken with Santa Fe Rice

 The support we receive from this Kickstarter campaign will help us scale our business tremendously. We plan to use the funds in a few different ways:  

  • Improve website, ordering, fulfillment, and distribution processes 
  • Build a substantial list of new, healthy, and delicious recipes
  • Update product packaging
  • Purchase new kitchen equipment 
  • Improve our marketing and advertising efforts to build brand awareness  
Korean BBQ Beef Tacos
Korean BBQ Beef Tacos

Our goals are to expand the business nationwide, to build a profitable business model and to provide high quality meals at an affordable price.

The keys to our success include: 

  • Product quality - Food that is not only delicious, but high in quality, care, price, and all made from scratch.  
  • Service - Our customers are paying for high quality food, delivered safe and conveniently to their door. Their experience will suffer if service is not of the highest standard and each interaction is courteous, exceptional, efficient, and attentive.  
  • Marketing - We will need to target our audience early and often. With such a wide range (nationwide), word of mouth and customer satisfaction is imperative to our success.  
  • Management - We maintain a firm grasp on costs, such as food and labor costs. Stock is maintained by a dedicated stock system and quality control, inventory and consistency is critical.  
  • GRIT - Unshakable determination to meet our goals despite challenges.  

Risks and challenges

There's no doubt there will be some surprises and challenges along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible product for you.

Any pledge, regardless of sizes, helps brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

THANK YOU in advance for your support!

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    It's time to fill your freezer with an array of delicious Served meals. You'll be one of the first to receive 14 meals of your choice, shipped directly to your door. Eat some now, and save some for later. FREE SHIPPING! Note: at this time, we can only ship within the continental United States.

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    Let the celebration begin! Chef Curtis will personally prepare a perfect surf and turf (filet mignon and lobster) meal for two. We will also include an appetizer, soup, dessert and a very special 'thank you' from us to you. FREE SHIPPING! Note: at this time, we can only ship within the continental United States.

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    HOUSTON RESIDENTS ONLY: Chef Curtis will prepare a 5-course private dinner in your home for you and up to six of your guests. With a fully customizable menu and perfectly designed courses, this event is sure to be a hit!

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