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Covid-19 has had a lot of us using delivery when we don’t want to cook, which is expensive, and you end up getting cold food, and paying 30-40% more than in the restaurant. However, cooking 7 nights a week is a huge chore for busy families. Subscribe to Familymeals and receive anywhere from 6 -12 meals that feed your hungry family and you always have leftovers. Plus, with family meals you are getting chef made, restaurant quality, food delivered at a price that can’t be beat.
Chef Jesse has 2 Kids of his own and knows what it takes to please them, and the adults. Save yourself the headache and the chore. Familymeals is simple, fresh, and makes everyone happy.
Sign up and our team will reach out to you to take your order for 6 or 12 meal plans.
Home cooked meals that feed the whole family
We started Family meals because we wanted to serve the immediate community in the best way we know how, with food. We believe a meal with family can heal wounds, change opinions, and actually change the world. Speaking as Jesse: So much of my life has been influenced by sitting around the table sharing a meal with family and friends alike. Back to my earliest memory in the kitchen with my mother helping her crush the tomatoes for the salsa with my bare hands, to cooking here in my kitchen for your family, I have always loved being a part of the reason we all come together. I have also known from a very young age that sitting around the table together, was a special time.
How it works
CHOOSE YOUR PLAN
Select from a variety of different meal options.
WE COOK & DELIVER
Cooked by chefs and sent fresh directly to your door.
HEAT, EAT & REPEAT
Enjoy a family sized meal, cancel at any time.
Meet Chef Jesse
Jesse Smith, is the founder and head chef of Familymeals. Jesse is a Seattle born chef that has over 20 years of professional culinary industry experience. Jesse prior to family meals, was the Executive Chef at several restaurants including Bizzaro café, and Pinkys. With stints at fine dining establishments such as Revel and the Space Needle, Jesse brings fine dining skills to accessible meals designed around what he would make at home for his family.
Raised in Arlington on his family’s farm, he has always had a close connection with food. He now lives in Seattle with his wife and 2 daughters. After watching many of his colleagues struggle to be both a father and a chef, he decided to forge a new path to make time for his family, and began a chef driven hot lunch program for elementary schools, that has been wildly popular with both the Kids and Teachers at the schools his company services, and are expanding rapidly, to new schools. In the 3rd year of this business, Covid-19 happened. As everyone scrambled to figure out the next step, Jesse started FamilyMeals, a community-based meals program, to continue to serve the community he so deeply loves. Jesse is now expanding this program to the greater Seattle area to provide restaurant quality, significant portioned, family style meals that feed anywhere from 4 hungry adults to 8, with leftovers!
Meet Chef Max
At the age of 31, Chef Maximillian Petty has approached his culinary career much like each dish that he creates: imaginative, purposeful, and without boundaries. With aspirations well beyond his years, Maximillian started cooking at the age of 11 and shortly after, realized that he had a natural skillfulness and interest in cooking as a career. It would combine with his love of art, fascination with technology and his relentless desire to learn. His fast tracked career has included positions at Jose Andres’ Zaytinya in Washington, D.C.; King Estate Winery in Eugene, Oregon; and Olivia in Austin, Texas, where he became executive chef at age 23.
The creativity, dedication and discipline necessary to be an award-winning chef under the age of 30 was further recognized as a semifinalist for James Beard Award Rising Star of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018. His signature style and applied talent have created a notable chef with a solid reputation for intriguing and imaginative dishes at Eden Hill. He has recently opened Eden Hill Provisions down the street on Queen Anne. A counter service family restaurant focused around community and the perfect cheeseburger. Getting involved with Family Meals has been a perfect blend of both passions and approaches towards food and family.
Delicious Food Reviews
“Chef Jesse is a real life family man and cooks from the heart. There’s a great combo of classic dishes and experimentation with different cuisines, it’s always fresh and delicious!”
“Family meals has saved my sanity many an evening. Knowing that we would get a delicious meal, amazing quality and something everyone in the family loved made it easy for me to justify ordering and me not needing to cook was the cherry on top! Also, since there is always a ton of food – it usually meant a couple of lunches were covered too. Win win all the way around!!”
“Our family has been well nourished by the incredible food prepared with care and flair by Chef Jesse! The time saved combined with an affordable price point have reduced stress and increased joy in our house!”