Frequently Asked Questions
What is different about Storage Chef?
Storage Chef is the first and largest company in the United States building peace of mind through monthly food delivery. Everyone wants to be prepared in case of a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, loss of job, unexpected bills or other calamity, yet most people don't have thousands of dollars to spend, or know what types of food to purchase. Storage Chef makes it easy for everyone by offering great tasting, inexpensive meals delivered to your door monthly.
How is this so inexpensive?
Storage Chef's created a brand new model and it saves you money! Click here to see Why It Works.
Does the food taste good?
Storage Chef only uses meals that have been taste tested and approved by people of all ages (even teenagers!). The food is high quality and made in the USA. There is no MSG and no GMO ingredients in any of the food. The food is manufactured in a USDA and SQF certified facility. Imagine foods like Cheddar Broccoli Soup, Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Alfredo, Buttermilk Pancakes, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Cornbread Muffins, Chocolate Pudding, and much much more!
How long does the food last?
How long food will be good depends on what ingredients are used, how it is packaged and how it is stored. Storage Chef uses ingredients that have a long shelf life and inserts the food in heavy-duty foil bags with oxygen absorbers to give them the longest shelf life possible. If stored in a cool dark area, your food can last for up to 20 years.
How does it work?
In three easy steps you will begin the process of ensuring your family and loved ones have the food they need when a natural disaster, unexpected bills or job loss occurs. The food is delivered monthly to your house. Step 1 - Select which package is best for you. Step 2 - Tell us where to ship it. Step 3 - Watch as your emergency supply starts building each month. See How It Works for more info.
Why do I need food for emergencies?
Natural disasters, job loss or unexpected bills can happen at any time. You want the peace of mind knowing that everyone in your house and other important people have food to survive. With a job loss you don't have money to purchase food. During a natural disaster you might not be able to get to the store or the store may be out of food you need. It is also common to not have power to keep your food cold.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No. There is never a contract and you can stop the shipments whenever you want. To cancel your subscription, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (must be 10 working days before the next scheduled shipment).
How much food is in each package?
There are three monthly plans. The "Basic" plan has 40 servings and is for those people on a tight budget or for a house with 1-2 people. The "Standard" plan has 64 servings and is for those people who who want to build their emergency supply faster or for a house with 3-4 people. The "Premium" plan has 92 servings and is the fastest way to build an emergency supply, or for a house with 5+ people.
Can I order individual flavors of food?
One of the ways Storage Chef is able to offer high quality food at such low prices is we don't inventory dozens or hundreds of items. We purchase large amounts of specific foods each month and offer them at amazing prices. After just a few shipments you will have a variety of foods to please everyone in your family. Additionally, the goal of Storage Chef is to make it simple to build an emergency supply of food. Because of these reasons, we only ship the specific foods offered that month. Keep in mind that every meal has been taste tested by people of all ages.
What do I get each month?
Every month you receive a variety of food. Click here to see examples What Do I Get?
Can I try the food before signing up?
Yes! Storage Chef offers the best tasting dehydrated and freeze dried food. If you are concerned we can send you samples. For $0.01 and the cost of shipping you can try the food first. Click here to try it.
What day of the month does my package ship?
Your first order ships within 5 business days. If your first order was placed on the 1st - 15th of the month, all subsequent orders will be shipped around the 5th of each month. If your first order was placed on the 16th - 31st of the month, all subsequent orders will be shipped around the 20th of each month.
Can I eat the food for regular meals rather than just keeping it for emergencies?
Because the meals are economical and easy to make, people often eat them for every day meals. Whether you have a babysitter watching the children or don't have much time to prepare a meal, Storage Chef has meals that can be made in minutes by anyone who can boil water. Did we mention your family will love them?
What if the food pouch feels like it has air in it?
Storage Chef puts oxygen absorbers in every pouch. This makes the food last years longer. Air is made of 20.95% oxygen, 78.09% nitrogen and 0.96% other gases. The oxygen absorber removes all the oxygen, but sometimes the other gases remain in the bag. These other gases have almost no effect on shelf life.
How much food is recommended for a family to have?
Every situation is different. Think about how many people you want to feed during a difficult time. This should include people who may not be living with you but are close to you. Keep in mind that unexpected bills (medical or other) can arrive at any time. Having a few months of food at your house gives you the peace of mind knowing your family will eat well. For suggested guidelines, go to our Recommendation Chart.
Is there liquid in the package?
All meals are either dehydrated or freeze dried so there is no liquid in the packages.
All nutritional information can be found on our Nutritional Information Page.