Need a Hand in the Kitchen? Plated To the Rescue

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means many of us are busy preparing food, getting ready to host friends and family, or traveling to celebrate. All the shopping and preparations can be tiring, though well worth it. So, we want to reward you.

We’ve partnered with Plated to make cooking easier. Founded by Harvard Business School alums Nick Taranto and Josh Hix after they realized the need for budget and time friendly food options, the Plated version of a dinner box was born. Compiling recipes from noted chefs such as Michael Mina, Plated delivers all the ingredients necessary to make a home-cooked meal, including spices, produce, and proteins, with easy to follow recipes.

“We believe that most people want better, more nutritious, less greasy food, and they’re willing to put in 20-30 minutes of work in order to get it — if given the choice,” Nick says.

But Plated hasn’t stopped with delivery. They have also created a new social aspect, “Social Recipe Pages.” Social Recipe Pages are like Pinterest for home cooks, a place where you can share photos and cooking tips.

“With thousands of customers cooking the same meals on same night any given week, this will be a place for them to connect and engage with each other,” Nick said. “They can talk about what they’re doing, share their personal takes on the recipes, talk to the chef who designed the meal, and ask questions.”

Sound interesting? All of our Insider Pass-holders can enjoy a free week of service from Plated.

That’s four meals designed by chefs and delivered to you to wow your family, friends, or self. Plus, there’s still time to also receive 20% off the standard Insider Pass rate.

Learn more, then grab your pass here.

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Recently profiled in the New York Times, Plated is disrupting the way we eat. They deliver all of the ingredients their customers need to cook fantastic top chef-designed recipes — plus beautiful how-to instructions. They are building the platform to create, share and monetize food experiences with social commerce.

As part of a promotion with Social Media Week, they are giving the next 300 people who purchase an HQ Pass to Ideas Connected a one week free trial of Plated — estimated value $60. Get your pass now!

“Unleash your inner chef — everything you need to cook a top chef-designed meal, delivered to your door.”