Meal-preparation stores are essentially rental kitchens. Customers place orders for a number of dinners and then come into the store at the scheduled time to assemble those dinners and package them. The food is frozen and cooked when needed. While meal-preparation stores do save time over traditional home cooking, they still require a block of time, generally one or two hours long, in which to assemble the dinners. They also require a certain amount of pre-planning.
As a solution to planning difficulties, some meal-preparation stores have started to include pre-assembled dinners for their customers to take to go. There are two ways they do this. One involves having a selection of pre-made dinners available for walk-in customers.
The other is to have customers request pre-made dinners and schedule pickups. These entrees are created especially for the customer and can often be customized. While some meal-preparation stores offer this service in addition to scheduled sessions, other establishments only offer pickup service. A few even offer home delivery for an extra fee. This type of service is often more expensive than traditional customer assembly, but it does save time.
SupperWorks in Toronto is a meal-preparation store that provides facilities for customers to assemble their own food and also sells pre-assembled entrees to go. For more information, call (905) 599-4392 or send an email to email@example.com.