Dream Dinners – A 10 Year Evolution

Our Company | February 23, 2012 | By

Dream Dinners was created by two busy, working mothers, Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna. They began inviting friends to assemble dinners together and started a business pioneering the meal assembly industry.

We asked Tina and Stephanie if they would share a few memorable moments from the beginning…

“The first few months before we had our own location, we would haul all of our food into a catering kitchen that we rented by the evening. There was no refrigeration and we would set up stations around the kitchen on long counters.  At the end of the evening, we would have to wash each dish by hand (no dishwasher) and then haul all the food back to a warehouse where we had stored a few freezers.  We’d crawl into bed at about 2:00 AM, then get back up at 6:00 AM and start the day all over again.”

“For the first year or so, our website did not capture customer orders.  We would take their reservation and menu order over the phone or by email.  Our scheduling calendar was a big refrigerator box with time slots and names written in it. When we switched from the cardboard sign up to our first web site sign up we forgot to transfer the paper sign ups so we had a Saturday session with double the guests… 24 people showed up to make their dinners! We stood on a barstool, apologized and asked everyone to be patient and they were great, they all helped each other!”

“On the first Saturday in December we cleaned out all of the dinner ingredients in the stations and set up 12 stations of cookie and candy making ingredients.  It was the biggest mess you can think of… flour, sugar, sticky candy stuff and chocolates everywhere!”

Dream Dinners today

  • We have assembly stores representing all regions of the country
  • Our web site makes it easy to order and select your session time
  • Our dinners are rated by customers on a monthly basis making them more delicious than ever
  • The assembly times are faster and streamlined with easy to read recipe cards and color coded measuring spoons
  • Most stores provide additional pre-made meals and our exclusive Chef Touched sides and desserts that you can add during your session

Think of us as your second kitchen. If you haven’t tried us out or visited a Dream Dinners in a while, you have missed out on a whole evolution.

Visit DreamDinners.com to find a location near you and start an evolution in your home serving more delicious, fresh, homemade meals around the dinner table you can be proud of.


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