Gastronomy A-Go-Go: Chefery Delivers to Las Vegas & Henderson
Food from The Chefery will be featured during our Father’s Day Shopping Event on Wednesday June 15th from 4-7pm.
Please RSVP at (702) 857-8212 or email@example.com.
Limited space is available.
Here’s a bit of background on the firm:
Order dinners from Chefery, the Henderson, Nevada-based online restaurant, and chances are good that founding partner Brian Skenandore will deliver it personally and spend some time schmoozing with you, suggesting heating tips for the freshly made, partially cooked gourmet meals and how to best plate the food for visual appeal.
“Our customers are educated,” says Skenandore, a chef and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, with many years of restaurant and hospitality experience. “We have an incredible pool of fine-dining opportunities here in Las Vegas, run by internationally acclaimed chefs. Our clients know these places, and I like to spend time talking to them about food. It gives me menu ideas.”
This hands-on meal-delivery service started in 2015 when Skenandore landed back in Las Vegas after working at fine-dining establishments in Minnesota for several years. Previously, he had received his bachelor’s in hospitality at UNLV and had worked at Wynn as a management trainee, where he also became a Level 1 Sommelier. “My wife didn’t like driving in the snow in Minnesota,” says Skenandore, 36, “so we came back to the Las Vegas Valley.”
Cooking for friends back in town, it dawned on Skenandore that there was a niche market for nutritious, Michelin-quality fresh meals, delivered to a customer’s doorstep. “If you want food delivery here, it’s pizza, Chinese food or paying a lot of money for someone to deliver a restaurant meal to your home,” he says. “I thought of Chefery as having a personal chef, but not as intrusive.”
He enlisted the aid of several partners, including chefs Suzan and Ryan Alday, whose combined culinary chops include stints at the Mandarin Oriental and Waldorf Astoria hotels, as well as with chef Alain Ducasse in New York.
The trio moved into a low-key, 500-square-foot commercial kitchen in Anthem Village Center (that’s right–Chefery is Amusespot’s neighbor), sans retail storefront, as the business is online only.
Inside the kitchen, the magic happens. Chefery’s emphasis is on nutrient-dense, healthy ingredients, sourced locally and regionally, much of which is organic. The meals are par-cooked and delivered packed in minimum-waste, biodegradable containers. Nothing is frozen, and the meals take only a few minutes to finish cooking with a microwave, oven or stovetop. Orders, which are made online 24 hours in advance, are delivered Tuesday through Friday in Henderson, Summerlin, the Strip and other area locales.
What’s on the menu? Entrées that meld French, Asian and American influences. Right now, that includes jap chae, Korean sweet potato starch noodles stir-fried with marinated beef and vegetables, topped with dried seaweed (featured main image); chicken breast served with Tuscan farro, citrus segments, olives and spinach (above); and, for vegetarians, a beet burger topped with arugula, horseradish and house-made pickles. “We like to use seasonal ingredients,” Skenandore says, explaining the monthly menu updates. “Right now is ramp season, so we’re doing pickled ramp bulbs and ramp coulis with a pan-seared chicken leg and thigh.”
Chefery is also on top of the bone broth trend, rich in protein and collagen, which is said to promote good health. Their chicken and beef bone broths are made with a 10-hour stock base to which more protein, vegetables and aromatics are added, cooked and strained.
Healthy kids’ meals, salads, sides and a dessert or two round out the menu.
Who’s been using Chefery? Working professionals who want a nice meal without having to leave the comfort of their homes. Doctors, lawyers, fitness professionals, gym owners, retirees–there isn’t a single profile, says Skenandore.
He’s also fine with clients pretending they made the meal themselves to impress guests. “I don’t care if they take all the credit,” he says. “Hide the evidence. You can bury the packaging in the back yard. It’s biodegradable. Be the hero of Friday night dinner. It’s okay with us.”
Interested in making The Chefery’s Bone Broth?
Check out the recipe here.
Or order online at cheferylasvegas.com
USE CODE NEIGHBOR1 at CHEFERYLASVEGAS.COM for Buy One Meal Get One Free Offer ($15 credit applied at checkout). Tax not included. Offer good through August 31, 2016
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