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A new method of cooking for the modern family

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A new method of cooking for the modern family

Want to cook more, without sacrificing your nights and weekends?

Want to discover new flavors and ingredients?

Delicious dinners with just 10 minutes of prep


Harissa Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower


"We made the pork chops with succotash last night and it was AMAZING! I’m excited to use this for dinner parties because it seems super fancy but it's soooo easy!"

Michelle, Burlingame, CA

The Zest Method simplifies every step of cooking

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5 min

Ingredients available via grocery delivery

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10 min

Recipes take less than 10 minutes to prep

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Hands-off cooking to free up your time



5 min

Only 1 sheet pan and 2 bowls for easy clean-up

So easy that kids can do it

The Zest Method recipes are so easy that you don't need any cooking experience. We've even heard of 4-year olds making our food!


No subscriptions or cardboard boxes

The Zest Method is a philosophy, not a meal kit. You don't need a subscription, and using local grocery delivery means no bulky boxes or ice packs. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do your recipes really take just 10 minutes to prep?
    Pre-cut, pre-washed and pre-mixed ingredients means less work for you. If you’re new to the recipe or a bit rusty in the kitchen, it may take closer to 15 minutes the first time you make a dish. But every recipe is rigorously tested for accurate prep and cook times, so it really shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes once you’ve made the dish a couple times.
  • Can I use my existing oven?
    You can make our recipes in a normal oven, but for best results we recommend using a countertop oven such as the Breville Smart oven or Cuisinart Chef's Oven. We’re obsessed with speed and quality, so our recipes are designed and tested for countertop ovens, which have minimal preheating, faster cooking times and more reliable heating performance than normal ovens.
  • How many people do your dishes serve?
    Most of our dishes will serve two adults and two children, or three adults. If you have more mouths to feed, you can actually double our recipes and cook everything together in a normal full-sized oven.
  • Can I buy my own groceries?
    Absolutely. But we’re also happy to take that off your plate too.

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Our mission: great food for all

Mike's been the executive chef of Michelin-starred restaurants. Sam's an engineer who helped build the first Tesla Roadster. We're both busy parents trying to juggle work and family.

We created Zest so anyone can make great food, even when you're super busy or don't know how to cook.

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