The season of Top Chef with winner Stephanie Izard was absolutely one of my favorites. Peapod, an Ahold Delhaize company, recently announced that its latest collaboration with the chef has culminated in an expansion of its chef-inspired meal kits. Peapod is working with Izard and her line of globally-inspired cooking sauces and spices, This Little Goat, to make it easier than ever for shoppers to create tasty and unique restaurant quality meals at home. The extensive collaboration begins this summer with two meal kits inspired by some of her favorite dishes, with more kits planned for fall.
"These innovative collaborations allow Peapod customers to enjoy a wide array of exciting dishes in a convenient, ready-to-cook format," said Spencer Baird, Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Peapod. "As a Chicago resident who loves Stephanie's restaurants, it's particularly exciting to be able to bring some of our favorite local Chicago dishes to all the markets we serve. We love being able to bring something new to the table!"
The first two kits are available for home delivery, with options like Yucatán Fish Tacos by This Little Goat and Grilled Belize Chicken Sandwich by This Little Goat. Consumers can also look forward to exploring additional kits this fall: Roasted Asian Chicken Thighs by This Little Goat and Hong Kong Slow Cooked Short Ribs by This Little Goat. All of these meals will be available via Peapod’s site.
According to a press release, the kits serve four people and retail around $6 per serving. All kits feature pre-measured, pre-cut, and pre-washed fresh ingredients.
"As a mom and business owner, I understand how life can just get busy! But that shouldn't take away your chance for a tasty dinner," said Stephanie Izard. "I'm excited to partner with Peapod to make some of my favorite recipes easy to cook at home."
Along with the meal kits, customers in select Peapod markets will be able to purchase Izard's full line of This Little Goat cooking sauces and spices.
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