Nourish At Home: A Tasty Gift Of Food In Time For The Holidays
Growing up in St. Louis, Holly Cunningham started baking and cooking at the age of five using her Holly Hobbie oven, and she hasn’t stopped since. She started her first business, Hollyberry Baking, in 1998 to create gourmet baked goods for corporate gifts. After that initial success Cunningham started Hollyberry Catering in 2001, with a focus on providing delicious spreads for lunches of corporate clients, as well as imaginative gourmet menus for weddings and special events. Over the past 15 years the company has continued to grow and win numerous awards, while becoming the preferred vendor at more than 30 area event venues.
Now Cunningham’s ventures have come full circle, adding a delivery service to provide busy households with quality meals on a weekly and monthly basis. Her new concept, Nourish at Home, is a subscription service designed to deliver chef-prepared, flash-frozen meals to homes throughout the St. Louis area. According to Cunningham, the new venture evolved after she started Nourish, a café and market-to-go located at 10037 Manchester Road in Warson Woods. In addition to providing a full-service café with a menu that includes gluten-free and vegetarian options, the market features takeout items from the Hollyberry catering menu.
“We soon found out that people loved the idea of picking up food for dinner at home,” she explains. “But as much as people wanted to get to Nourish, it was sometimes difficult because of their busy schedules. So we thought, why not try to deliver high-quality, gourmet meals for the freezer that can be easily and quickly heated and served?”
There are other national and regional companies with home-delivery services operating in the area, but they deliver only the ingredients for making a meal. The actual cooking still has to be done at home. Nourish at Home provides fully cooked, chef-prepared meals. And since the meals are flash-frozen, no preservatives are needed.
The current seasonal delivery menu includes dinners such as shepherd’s pie with cabernet braised beef and vegetables, toasted cannelloni with marinara, honey stung chicken bites, pulled-pork enchiladas and pretzel-encrusted chicken. Sample sides offered include roasted red pepper soup, rice pilaf, balsamic green beans and twice-baked sweet potatoes.
A variety of subscriptions are available and can be adjusted and modified to fit your schedule. If you’re looking for a thoughtful holiday gift that’s perfect for busy foodies, the Nourish at Home website is offering gift certificates.
“Just click on the “Shop” page on the website to purchase a gift certificate for as little as $20, or buy one that’s good for a whole week or even a month of meals,” says Cunningham. “You can print out the gift card and present it to them personally, and they get to use it for whatever subscription they choose. It’s a great way to bless someone with a gift of tasty food… and time!”