Ready to Cook – Chef’s Basket

The ready to cook market in India is estimated in thousands of rupees and that’s the reason so many new startups are tried to get a foot hold in this market which is still at its niche. Even large giants like ITC, Hindustan Unilever, Godrej, McCain are also trying to get in but are facing competition from local enterprises like Chef’s Basket.

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Chef’s Basket

Chef’s Basket is a new entrant in the ready to cook market with an emphasis to Italian and Chinese food items. The parent company Fizzy Foodlabs was started in 2012 in Mumbai and quickly expanded to other cities like Bangalore, Delhi NCR, Pune and so on. The products are moved through online channels and supermarkets like Big Bazaar, Hypercity and so on.

Chef's Basket Ready to eat Rohit Dassani

The food from Chef’s Basket comes in a kit format for example any Pasta kit has pasta (to be cooked later), sauce, condiments like herbs and chili flakes and even sea salt for the Pasta. The best thing about their Pasta Kit is the fact that it is made from whole wheat and has a shelf life of only 6 months. Each kit is competitively prices at below Rs.100 tag and is targeted to satisfy the hunger for 1 person.

Chef's Basket Ready to eat Rohit Dassani

What to try?

Cheesy Alfredo Pasta – White creamy sauce with Penne, sea salt, herbs and chili flakes. No doubt the taste was like restaurant and the packing is done in a box format. The kit is complete in all senses except if you want to add fresh veggies to your pasta.

Chunky Arrabbiata Pasta – If you are an Arrabbaita sauce fan this is a must for you. The pasta is tangy and a bit spicy.

Creamy Tomato Pasta – This is a milder version and is between Alfredo and the Arrabbiata sauces. The pasta is one of the best from both the world’s.

Tangy Sichuan Noodles – Comes with noodles and Sichuan sauce. The Noodles were spicy in taste and takes you straight to the kitchens of Kolkata.

Chef's Basket Ready to eat Rohit Dassani

Chef’s Basket – Ready to Cook – Scorecard

Food/Taste – 8/10
Value for Money – 8/10
Packing – 8/10
Quantity/Quality – 8/10

What’s for the future?

Chef’s Basket brings home the taste of restaurant. The products are innovative and give something new to the consumers. Unlike other ready to cook option that we don’t use after the first time, Chef’s Basket products are competitive in price and the taste is really good. The company is also coming with other culinary products lines and special packaging for kids.

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Rohit Dassani

Rohit Dassani is one of the top culinary reviewer on Zomato/TripAdvisor for the last 5years. By profession he is a IT Professional who escapes to world of food whenever he gets a chance. You can reach him via contact page or email!

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4 Responses

  1. Shilpi Dutta says:

    Looks good and very convenient for people on the go. But frankly I am scared of the preservatives that are in the ready to eat packs. Not very healthy in the long run. Recommended to eat in moderate quantity.

    • I do agree with you on that, but Chef’s Basket doesnt have a lot of it and therefore the shelf life is much lower than other products…. but cannot compare it with fresh food 🙂

  2. Sunanda says:

    The taste is close to cooking a complete pasta dish at home … flavours were fresh .. but i do wonder about the amount of preservative …

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