Customers filled the aisles at Checkers in Sea Point from 6am on November's Black Friday. South African retailer Checkers has launched meal kits that will make cooking at home much easier. Picture: Jason Boud/ANA
DURBAN - South African retailer Checkers has launched meal kits that will make cooking at home much easier. 

The company has launched Ready to Chef meal kits, a first for any South African retailer. The meals have been developed by chefs and each meal kits has fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, a step-by-step recipe card and a QR code a how-to video. 

The meal kit range was developed and curated by chefs over a 6 month period and 16 different meal kits were selected based on taste, quality and value.

According to the company, they have placed a huge focus on increasing the range and quality of their convenience offering. 

The Tagliatelle Carbonara meal kit Photo: Supplied

"The Ready to Chef meal kits were specifically developed to enable time-pressed consumers to make delicious, yet effort-free dinners at home," said Checkers. 

They added that the meal kit is perfectly portioned for two people which will allow consumers to improve the way that they handle their food waste at home.  

Four different recipes including a vegetarian option will be available in stores each week. The meal kits cost between R119,99 and R179,99. 

The Ready to Chef meal kits have 16 options including Butter chicken curry with rotis,  Cauliflower cottage pie,  Asian beef and sesame seed salad,  Mushroom, pea and mint risotto,  Beef stroganoff with zucchini spaghetti,  Sweet and sour pork with jasmine rice,  Biltong nicoise salad,  Sweet potato and lentil dahl curry with buttered naan (vegetarian)

The meal kits will be available at Checkers and Checkers Hyper supermarkets across the country from Wednesday, 23rd August 2018. 

The Greek leg of lamb fillets meal kit Photo: Supplied

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