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  • Coming home to find your fridge packed with delicious and healthy meals made specifically with your tastes and dietary needs in mind.
  • Spending less time in drive through lines and packed restaurants and more time in the comfort of your own home.
  • Sitting down to a meal without the hassle of meal planning, shopping, prepping, cooking and cleaning.
  • Gaining back 15-20 precious hours each week to do what matters most to you.

The Grateful Table can make this happen for you by taking care of all steps in your meal preparation. Our service includes:

Initial in-home consultation

We begin with a complimentary, no-obligation consultation to assess your needs. We will take this opportunity to discuss your taste preferences, dietary requirements and the service that will best suit your needs as well as answer any questions you may have and schedule your first cook date.

Customized Menu Planning

Drawing from our first meeting, we will design seasonal menus to meet your tastes, needs and diet. You will have the opportunity to review and approve your menu ahead of time, as well as choose items from our seasonal menus or request family favorite meals for us to cook.


On your scheduled cook date, we will do all the shopping prior to arriving at your home. We look for quality ingredients and purchase the freshest local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Please read more about our food philosophy. Because we shop just before arriving at your home, we are happy to pick up a few items you need such as milk, bread, eggs, diapers or pet food.   

In-home Meal Preparation

 Bringing all of our own equipment, we carefully prepare your meals from scratch in the safety of your own kitchen using current food safety standards. We will pack, store and label your meals with easy-to-follow heating instructions and place them in your refrigerator.

Clean Up

We will leave your kitchen just as we found it with the delicious aromas of home-cooking and a packed refrigerator as the only signs of our presence.·  

All that is left for you to do is to come home, pop something wonderful into the oven and sit back and enjoy a meal made especially for you. 

The Grateful Table offers:

Good food that is wholesome and good for you, the environment and the local economy

Returned hours usually spent on weekly meal planning and grocery shopping

Abundant time to enjoy what matters most 

The comfort of eating in your own home

Enjoyment of food & good company around the dinner table

Fulfillment of one of life’s basic necessities in a stress free way

Unique and personal culinary services to meet your specific needs and tastes

Loads of delicious meals neatly stacked in your fridge after a long and busy day.

We are a busy professional couple. The last thing either of us wants to do when we get home is think about what to make for dinner or prepare dinner. The Grateful Table saved us from food boredom! Katie and Mary came into our home - but the only reason we knew they were here is because of all the wonderful food in our refrigerator and freezer. The Grateful Table allowed us to experience food again - something we never had time for. Katie and Mary are truly wonderful - and our happy and full stomachs are grateful we found them!
— Brad and Maureen Soles Odenton, MD