In my home, the question, “What’s for dinner?” often results in my husband and I staring blankly into each other’s eyes. And not those loving gazes, but rather more like pure piercing stares. Neither of us is exactly a fan of cooking, and we have never been particularly great at planning meal schedules. But by the same token, eating healthier fresh food is our goal.
Recently I was introduced to WECO Hospitality, a daily dinner service. WECO started at the pandemic’s beginning as an alternative to meal kits and restaurant takeout. Since then, the company has grown into a community and has become a staple in thousands of households across the Northeast.
WECO Hospitality recently expanded to Westchester County, and I was excited to try it!
WECO chefs make handcrafted meals daily, using locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, and hand-deliver them to your door in time for dinner. The ordering and delivery process is seamless.
- Signup for WECO’s email list to receive the weekly menu in your inbox. Ordering opens at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday for the following week. Menus are based on what’s locally and seasonally available, along with ideas driven by the creativity of WECO chefs and feedback from customers.
- Choose your meals, and then complete and submit the form. The menu is packed with variety, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Typically there are main meals, a couple of starters, a kid’s meal, dessert, drink mix, and breakfast for the next day.
- As dinners are cooked fresh each day, delivery is done daily rather than in bulk at the beginning of the week. Meals are prepared by chefs in WECO kitchens and delivered fresh within driving distance, not shipped out of a warehouse or by truck or train.
- Dinner comes fully prepared with minimal prep required. Heat and plate it in your kitchen.
- No subscriptions nor minimum orders, which allows flexibility for us busy moms.
Dinner is Served
The main meal of our first dinner order from WECO was Spatchcock Chicken with a side of string beans. We also ordered the Charred Peach Salad with Pesto Shrimp and the Sweet Potato Bao with Korean Pork.
The meals come with step-by-step cooking and preparation directions. The WECO meal comes with almost every ingredient you need, which is amazing. While there is ample packaging, it is lightweight, sustainable, and has minimal close-to-zero food waste. The overall cooking time was about 30 minutes from unpacking to the table.
My teenage daughter opted for the kid’s meal of tortellini and green beans, which quickly warmed up in the microwave. Dessert was Kitchen Sink Cookie Dough mix consisting of butterscotch, oatmeal, cranberry, golden raisins, pumpkin seeds, and white chocolate. That mix made some amazing cookies!
When I say everything was delicious, I’m not exaggerating! All of the food had great flavors, and our family enjoyed it. The portions are generous, and we could enjoy leftovers for days.
After our first experience, we were eager to try another meal from WECO. This time we had Miso and Honey Glazed Pork Loin with sides of Brussels sprouts and mashed sweet potatoes. I had to rub the honey and miso glaze onto the pork loin, but aside from that, there was very little prep.
The Beef Barbacoa Enchilada Kit came with rice and beans (and even a tin to cook in.) All components are packed separately from each other. For example, beef, tortillas, sauces, and cheeses come separately. That allowed us to prepare the food as our individual taste buds requested. No crema sauce for my daughter, but lots of cheese; less cheese for me, and the more, the merrier of everything for my husband. Throw them in the oven for about 20 minutes, and you’re all set.
The Falafel Greek salad was delicious; honestly, I’ve never tasted a better pita. The kid’s meal was veggie spring rolls and rice (again for the teenager in the house). Dinner finished off with lemon bars for dessert and a Hot-Tea toddy. We had abundant leftovers and some delicious spinach ricotta twists for breakfast the next day.
OK, WECO chefs cooked. However, I prepared, baked, plated, and served my family a well-balanced, fresh, and nutritious meal. Overall, I’ve found WECO Hospitality to be a perfect solution.
The company recognizes that with work schedules, commutes, and life in general, there’s little time to plan, shop, prep, cook, and clean. WECO checks all the boxes for being delicious, convenient, and community-oriented. It can make all the difference in the world for busy families.
WECO’s vision is to offer a better way to eat in the comforts of your own home. Their mission is to share joy through food, believing that better food is regenerative to our families, communities, farms, and planet. From our personal experience, I can say that their mission has been safely accomplished.
WECO Hospitality offers free delivery on your first night of dinner! Extra Joy Code: WF-MC-DELIVERY. Valid through January 6, 2023