Our Story

From Our Founder

Artichoke Dinner Club is a new, affordable chef service for busy people. Artichoke was created out of our need for a convenient, high quality alternative to meal subscriptions and restaurant takeout. As our family juggled our busy work schedules and personal responsibilities, we found that cooking dinner from scratch every night was almost impossible. We tried frozen dinners, meal kits, meal prepping on Sundays for the week and ordering takeout. At the end of the day, all these options left us either exhausted from the amount of work or questioning the quality/convenience/cost tradeoffs. As a result, we decided the best solution was something different. We wanted to focus on being local, not having food shipped across the country; offering restaurant quality food and encouraging people to eat together by serving all dishes family style. Great food should not be compromised for convenience. We want to help you have more time to do what is important to you whether that is having extra time to relax and read or do yoga; grab a drink with a friend or play outside with your family.

~ Anthony Vipond, Artichoke Dinner Club, Whiskey Bird & Little Bird 

Our Mission

Food is better enjoyed when shared. Our increasingly busy schedules, however, make time around the table, eating a nutritious dinner feel like an impossibility. Grocery shopping is prep-intensive, takeout is expensive and unhealthy, and other meal delivery options cater only to individuals or restrictive diets and require a subscription.

Artichoke was created to fill that gap in meal solutions by creating wholesome, family-size prepared dinners you can have delivered right to your door. Whether you share your meals with a roommate, a partner, or a large family, at Artichoke, we want to make it easier to eat together.

We believe in providing an amazing expereience for both our customers and our team members.   We pay above a living wage, provide flexible schedules, offer free meals for team members and their families, and create opportunities for growth and empowerment.

Our Approach

Above all, food should be delicious. To us, that means combining the comforting, wholesome, unfussy quality of a homemade dinner with the know-how of a chef. Our process? We simply handcraft menu items that we want to serve our own families, meaning our locally prepared dinners are truly from our kitchen to yours. 

Giving Back

We believe it is important to support the communities that support us.  We are proud to partner with local elementary schools and help them raise money by donating a portion of sales.  Please email me at anthony@artichokedinnerclub.com to create a partnership with the elementary school in your neighborhood.