The Cook Smarts Story and Celebrating Five Years of Meal Plans

To celebrate five years of Cook Smarts meal plans, we’re sharing our story and looking back at the milestones that have marked our amazing journey and the community who has helped us to get where we are today.

  • By Jess Dang
  • April 30, 2018

I started Cook Smarts to help home cooks across the world take control of mealtimes while improving their kitchen skills at the same time. Our weekly meal plan service is now five years old and we’re taking time to celebrate!

Over the last five years, we have:

  • Created over 2,000 recipes and 250 meal plans
  • Grown our team from one to four full-time kitchen cheerleaders and a dozen amazing freelancers
  • Created hundreds of articles, guides, lessons, and infographics, some of which are used by nonprofits to teach people how to cook, have been seen by millions on the front page of Reddit, and will soon be featured in a TASCHEN book.
  • Helped thousands of home cooks gain confidence, live healthier, and make lasting memories (while having one less thing to worry about each week).

We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our community. It’s truly been an honor to be a part of your dinner table.

It’s been an amazing journey, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to share our story with you. Learn more about the Cook Smarts story in the video or infographic below:


The Cook Smarts Story: Celebrating 5 Years of Happier Dinners

Our meal plan service is now 5 years old, and it's all because of our supportive community! Learn more about our story with this infographic.

We’re a small group of dedicated home cooks who truly care about the success of each member and reader in our community. For us, it’s not just about creating delicious meal plans; it’s about helping home cooks build lifelong skills — and cheering them on along the way! We’re so lucky to have the jobs we do. Thank you for being a part of the Cook Smarts community!

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During our anniversary, we’re offering 25% off our weekly meal plans. Use the code 5YEARS at checkout to get the offer! You can cancel anytime with one click.

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