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Dishes arrive refrigerated – just heat, eat and repeat!

Featured dishes

Beef Dumplings made by Shef Judy

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Beef Dumplings

Shef Judy

Chicken Pho made by Shef Ly

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Shahi Veg made by Shef Supriya

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Chicken Pho

Shef Ly


Shahi Veg

Shef Supriya

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Jaganya J.

South India

Ever since leaving India, cooking is how I stay connected to my roots. Shef has given me a sense of purpose and pride. Now I get to cook for my community and make a substantial income that I can rely on.


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All shefs are food safety certified


I just ate this a few minutes ago and it changed my life. It's as good as going to your Pakistani aunty's house for dinner.
Super traditional dumplings that remind me of my grandma's.
I am really picky about my food and any purchase. I am 200% satisfied with Shef. Food was awesome. Quantity was really good.




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Unlike restaurants, you know exactly who is preparing your food

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Food safety

At Shef, we are committed to helping ensure that your food will always be safe to eat. All shefs are required to pass an accredited food safety certification exam after a probationary period and comply with all local laws and regulations. In regions that have not yet implemented home cooking laws, shefs are required to cook out of commercial kitchens or other legally permissible facilities.

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