We have moved! - 17th May 2021
We have relocated to Cornwall and will continue to make amazing handcooked food using great local produce.
Normal Service Resuming! - 28 August 2020
We are resuming our normal delivery service now, after our summer break. Please see the Delivery page for more information on our delivery schedule and terms.
Holiday Delivery Notice - 20th August 2020
We are taking our annual break. Meal Box orders placed from today onward will be dispatched from Wednesday 2nd September. Posted vouchers will also be dispatched then. We will continue to send e-vouchers out throughout the holiday period, but please note that such orders won't be processed and sent until the evening of each day.
Thanks very much for your understanding!
May 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE
We are pleased to say that we can offer our normal delivery service and the courier network is currently working well. Please let us know when you order if you are self-isolating or vulnerable. The couriers provide contactless delivery.
23 April - COVID-19 UPDATE
We can now offer delivery Wed-Fri next week, that's 29 April / 30 April / 1 May
15 April 2020 - COVID-19 update
Sorry - we cannot offer any more delivery slots this week so we are pausing Online Ordering for now. Please check back later in the week.
9 April - Delivery Update
We are now open for deliveries next week on 15-17 April.
We would like to be able to get meal boxes to as many people as possible, so if you could keep your order to 20 meals or fewer, that would be great. Flexibility on preferred delivery day is also appreciated. And do let us know if you’re self-isolating or at-risk.
You will get an automatic receipt when you order but all the delivery details may not be confirmed by us until evening.
PLEASE NOTE - unfortunately, delays at one courier depot mean we CANNOT DELIVER to SE London currently; to check if your postcode is affected please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before ordering; and please read our T&Cs.
5 April - Delivery Update
We've had to press pause on online ordering for the moment. But please check back in a couple of days for new availability of delivery slots.
2 April - Delivery Update
We are now open for deliveries next week 7-10 April.
We would like to able to get meal boxes to as many people as possible, so if everyone could keep orders to 20 meals or fewer that would be great. Flexibility on your preferred delivery day is also appreciated.
You will receive an automatic receipt when you order but all the delivery details won’t be confirmed by us UNTIL THE EVENING.
Thanks to all for bearing with us, we are trying to get as many deliveries out as we can.
26 March - Delivery Update
We have delivery slots available for Thurs 2 April and Friday 3 April next week. We'll put a note up when we open up the following week for delivery.
Hi Everyone - We've opened up our delivery slots for 31 March-3 April.
We would like to be able to get meal boxes to as many people as possible, so if everyone could keep orders to 20 meals or fewer that would be great.
If you are in a particularly difficult situation in relation to getting food, please let us know and we will do our best to prioritise your delivery.
The couriers are under extreme pressure at this time. As such, we can no longer GUARANTEE that your meals will arrive the day after we send them -- although so far all our boxes have arrived safely, albeit sometimes later in the day than normal. Please see T&Cs for more info.
22 March 2020
Hi Everyone - Sorry, all our delivery slots for the delivery week 24-27 March are now full, so we've had to pause online deliveries.
But fear not, while we're sending out meals this week, we'll be making lots more for dispatch the week beginning 31 March. Please check back later in the week.
Thanks for your patience, and take care.
19 March 2020 - COVID-19 Info
As the Coronavirus Pandemic develops, it is possible that we will encounter both supply issues and problems with delivery as and when stricter measures are brought in. There may well also be an issue with keeping up with demand, as we are only a small producer.
As such, we may have to reduce our menu, substitute products or delay deliveries in order to manage stock as best we can. We will of course endeavour to keep customers fully informed of any changes or delays to orders, and would be grateful for your patience and understanding on this.
Please check back to this page for updates as things change in the coming days and weeks.
Christmas Deliveries 2019
Please note, our only remaining Food Box delivery days are Thursday and Friday this week (19th & 20th) Dec - please order by the end of Wednesday. But you can still order email Gift Vouchers for Christmas right up until Christmas Eve - the perfect gift for food lovers!
Meal box deliveries will resume in the new year - the first delivery date will be Friday 3 Jan.
1 Aug 2018
We are closed for our annual break from Tues 7th Aug for a couple of weeks. If you would like a delivery before we leave, please order by the end of Sunday 5th August. Thanks!
23 May 2018
4 September 2017
Just to confirm, that normal deliveries have now resumed following the holidays/
2017 HOLIDAY NOTICE!
We are taking our annual break from the kitchen 19 August-2nd September. Last orders (for delivery on 18 August) must be received by noon on Thursday 17 August. All orders received while we are away will be acknowledged on our return and dispatched the week beginning 4 September. Apologies for any inconvenience!
January 1st 2017
Happy New Year to all our customers!
As Monday is a Bank Holiday, our first dispatch will be Tuesday this week for delivery on Wednesday, and normal service thereafter.
Christmas Deliveries - December 2016
For guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery of Meal Boxes, please get your order in by the end of the weekend (18 Dec).
Last orders for Postal Vouchers – Monday 19th
Last orders for e-Vouchers – Friday 23rd
Happy Christmas to all our customers!
PLEASE NOTE: There is no Friday delivery this week (Friday 28 Oct). Please order by 9am Wednesday (26th) for Thursday delivery. Normal service resumes next week. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Our First Week Food Box for Mummy & Daddy features in Marie Claire's list of 10 useful gifts for a new mum. Indeed, they describe it as "the ultimate in useful new parent presents". Check it out here - http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/gifts-for-new-mums-9215
21 March 2016
Easter Deliveries - just a reminder that as this Friday and Monday are Bank Holidays, our last dispatch day before Easter will be Wednesday 23rd for delivery on Thursday 24th, and the next dispatch day after that is Tuesday 29th for delivery on Wednesday 30th. Email gift vouchers can of course be delivered as normal over the holidays.
15 March 2016
We've added a new box to our meal packs range - Home Comforts - a boxful of comfort food at its best
1 March 2016
You can now follow us on Instagram, if you are minded - find us at chefonboarduk
7 February 2016
Please note that due to a family funeral, there will be no dispatch on Monday 8th February. Orders placed today, 7th Feb, will be dispatched on Tuesday 9th for delivery on Wednesday. Apologies for any inconvenience.
27 January 2016
We have expanded our range of Gift Boxes to four new ones, which can be found here. They are a lovely way to congratulate or commiserate with someone - as well as being more original and tastier than flowers.
All the Gift Boxes - and the new mum gifts - are now available in voucher format as well.
25 November 2015
You can now buy our best-selling box - the First Week Food Box for Mummy and Daddy - as a voucher to be posted or emailed, as an alternative to sending the box. This is particularly handy if you are not sure when the recipients are likely to be home from hospital.
It's hardly a revolutionary development, we know - but handy nevertheless!
22 July 2015
Please note, our Annual Break starts on 24 July. Any orders received after Wednesday 22 July will be dispatched after our return on Monday 10 August. Apologies for any inconvenience.
31 March 2015
Orders received over the Eater holidays will be dispatched on Weds 8 April for delivery on Thurs 9th. Happy Easter!
5 January 2015
Happy New Year to all our customers! The normal delivery schedule has now resumed after the festive season.
7 December 2014
Last orders for pre-Christmas food delivery - by noon Monday 22nd for delivery on Tuesday 23rd.
You can order emailed Gift Vouchers right up to Christmas Eve. Last post for Gift Vouchers by mail is Friday 19th.
Last orders for pre-New Year delivery - by noon Monday 29th for delivery on Tuesday 30th.
Normal service resumes after New Year's Day!
31 August 2014
We are back after two weeks full of paella, manchego and chorizo...Normal service is resumed!
12 August 2014
Please note we are closing for a short break. Orders placed after 12 noon on Thurs 14 Aug will be acknowledged and dispatched on our return on 1 Sept. Sorry for any inconvenience!
17 June 2014
We have a new dish on the menu - Moroccan Chicken - free-range chicken slow-cooked in chicken stock with a mildly spiced tomato, aubergine and chickpea sauce. Lovely with couscous and salad on a sunny summer evening.
19 May 2014
Comedy vegetables always brighten our day...this carrot-in-need-of-the-loo was spared the pot today for making us smile...
1 May 2014
We've given the Chef on Board website a bit of facelift, let us know what you think. We've got lots of new gift boxes on offer for new mums, including our Gluten Free New Mum Survival Box and our Nesting Box - which will keep even the hungriest new parent well-fed for a few weeks...