22 Jul, 2014
Although I post a lot of recipes here at the Fishbowl, I am far from being a kitchen whiz or super supper planner. Sometimes I feel like I’m really on top of my game; cruising around the grocery store with a purposeful spring in my step, meal planning and budgeting like a demon, and cooking like Someone Who Knows What She is Doing. But then there’s all those other times. The times when I can’t pull it together to hit up the grocery store, park a mile away and waste my time waiting in the checkout line… gritting my teeth because I have a million other things to do. This is when we end up having breakfast for dinner or I raid the freezer. (Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it can get tiresome.)
Some people are very organized. They sift through the weekly flyers and plan their weekly dinners accordingly. They batch cook on Sundays and fill their freezers with meals their whole family will enjoy. I have to face facts and admit that I’m not one of these people and I may never be.
Enter Supperworks. It’s basically a large kitchen – or many small ones depending on how you look at it – that gives ordinary folks the chance to come in and do some meal prep. A few months ago they offered me the opportunity to try it out, and I’m so glad I did. I was really impressed with the whole process.
You order your meals online ahead of time, pick a date, and show up. The kitchen is also very organized. Imagine a large warehouse-ish type place with smaller meal prep stations scattered around. Each meal has its own station, with a clearly printed recipe, pre-chopped ingredients, and sets of measuring spoons assigned to it. So if you’re making Crockpot Chicken Curry you just head over to the counter that’s labelled as such.
Here’s a look at one of the stations: