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