Gourmet ToGo allows those with hectic lives and special needs to get meals that are as tasty as they are healthy.
Eating a gourmet meal is no longer limited to a night out on the town. Now you can order decadent food to eat right in your own home—and all you have to do is turn on the oven.
It’s all a part of the Gourmet ToGo program. The program began in 2011, when Ryan Tiller, owner of Dining By Design, The Pie Box and Wellington Banquet Facilities, decided that people don’t need as much in-home, full-service catering as in years past. He realized that people were still clamoring for something nice, but on a smaller scale. That’s when Tiller began offering hors d’oeuvres, whole desserts, breakfast items and pastries for pre-order with delivery.
The success of that option has led Tiller to expand a bit, and now he’s offering single-serving fresh and frozen meals, ideal for singles or even families with hectic schedules. But there’s another group that Tiller’s targeting with his new meal option: Seniors.
“We all have parents, grandparents who live alone,” says Tiller, who cites nutrition as a concern for people with aging relatives. These meals, which include an entrée, starch and vegetable, offer a solution to that quandary. “It’s very simple for them, but it’s not a Banquet meal from the grocery store,” says Tiller. The meals are even ideal for people with dietary restrictions, since they can be ordered in gluten- and sugar-free varieties. Tiller and his staff have worked hard to create tasty alternatives to traditional desserts, which can be added to any meal, and even offer a sugar-free coconut cream pie, as well as gluten-free peanut butter cookies.
Tiller also offers delivery service for the meals, which is free for a $50 or higher order. At approximately $8 per meal, an order just has to be between 6 and 8 meals to get it right to your door for free.
“We see a lot of people out of state order for their elderly relatives,” says Tiller, who will take payment via credit card for orders over the phone. “People who can’t be here with them still know that they’re being provided for.”