Home Chef strives to provide thousands of its customers a delightful culinary experience. The company sends fresh, portioned ingredients and step-by-step recipes directly to its customers' doorsteps. Home Chef's team of chefs publish a new menu on a weekly basis, giving the customers access to delicious cuisine and useful culinary knowledge. The company also gives its customers a fun, affordable alternative to cook restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their own home.

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Parent CompanyKroger
HQChicago, US
Home Chef was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Chicago, US
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Key People/Management at Home Chef

Pat Vihtelic

Pat Vihtelic

CEO & Founder
Matt Pulley

Matt Pulley

Richard DeNardis

Richard DeNardis

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Home Chef Office Locations

Home Chef has an office in Chicago
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Home Chef Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$55.5 m


In total, Home Chef had raised $55.5 m. Home Chef is a subsidiary of Kroger

Home Chef Operating Metrics

Jun, 2014Jun, 2015Aug, 2015May, 2016Sep, 2016Y, 2016Feb, 2017

Meals Delivered

10 m

Meals Delivered per Month

3 k70 k540 k1.50 m2.50 m

Recipes in Database

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Home Chef Online and Social Media Presence

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Home Chef News and Updates

Kroger and Home Chef Expand Nationwide Retail Rollout and Launch Customizable Meal Kit Feature for Online Orders

CINCINNATI and CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Home Chef announced today the introduction of retail meal kits to new cities, bringing the weekly rotating meal solution to 500 additional Kroger Family of Stores across the country. Additionally,...

Kroger to sell Home Chef meal kits in select locations

Kroger Co. and recently-purchased meal-kit company Home Chef announced Wednesday the launch of weekly rotating in-store kits at select Kroger locations. The company will also launch a limited test of the new Home Chef Express product, a meal kit that could be ready to eat in about 15 minutes. The H…

Kroger Completes Merger with Home Chef

CINCINNATI and CHICAGO, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Home Chef, the country's largest private meal kit company, today finalized a merger that will significantly accelerate availability of meal kits and position the combined company to lead the way in...
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Home Chef Company Life and Culture

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Home Chef Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Home Chef founded?

    Home Chef was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Home Chef key executives?

    Home Chef's key executives are Pat Vihtelic, Matt Pulley and Richard DeNardis.

  • Who are Home Chef competitors?

    Competitors of Home Chef include Blue Apron, HelloFresh and Good Eggs.

  • Where are Home Chef offices?

    Home Chef has an office in Chicago.

  • How many offices does Home Chef have?

    Home Chef has 1 office.