Meal Assembly Services (again)

I originally posted about a meal assembly service I saw in the news back in February (clicky). Elaine Magee, aka the Healthy Recipe Doctor, just posted this article on the assembly services popping up in the US. She also has provided nutritional information where available (I still can't find nutritional info on the Supperworks site).

I still don't think that this is a good idea for me for a variety of reasons. The serving sizes aren't geared towards the single person (I'm really not their target demographic). I think it's too expensive for me (12 entrees [each entrée serves 4-6 people] = $279.00 [$3.88 per serving based on six servings per entrée] and they charge $15* to split the 12 entrees into 24 that serve 2-3 people [still too much food for me]). And I don't have enough freezer space. Plus I really am able to make most of the dishes they offer and I don't see the need to pay other people to do it for me. If I were working at my old job and we were in our busy season and dinners were not provided it might be tempting even with all the above going against it.

Supperworks seems to gaining popularity. They opened in November and have gone from 35 to 300 clients a month. According to their website they are planning to open up locations in Newmarket, Toronto, Etobicoke, Ottawa, Kitchener/Waterloo and London (I also saw an Alberta based company was planning to expand into London). They also now offer gift certificates which I think could be a great gift for new or expecting moms.

* I misquoted the first time and said $40.