Search The Frozen Food Guy

Monday, June 21, 2010

Full Plate Rolls Out Frozen Meals


The Full Plate, a meal preparation company in the San Francisco Bay area, has branched out with a new line of four frozen meals.

Chef Lisa Alumkal has blended her meal prep expertise from the company she founded in Oakland, Calif., in 2004 to the need of today’s busy consumers for healthy and tasty but easy-to-prepare meals.

“I really think people want to eat well but don’t always have time to figure it out,” says Alumkal. “These new meals provide on-the-go foodies with a healthy alternative to takeout. The meals we’re offering are wholesome but without the excessive fat, cholesterol or sodium. Two of the dishes are gluten free.”

The frozen meals are Risotto Primavera; Mushroom Stroganoff; Roasted Garlic, Zucchini and Penne with Pesto; and Asparagus Risotto. Suggested retail price for each is $5.99.

Alumkal points out that all Full Plate meals are prepared by hand with fresh ingredients, including locally grown produce. The meals can be warmed in the oven or microwave. Each meal is 8 oz. with the exception of Mushroom Stroganoff, which is 10 oz. Asparagus Risotto and Risotto Primavera are wheat free and gluten free. Mushroom Stroganoff, Asparagus Risotto and the Garlic-Zucchini with Penne meals are all appropriate for a sodium-restricted diet.

Full Plate meals are available in northern California at Whole Foods stores in Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, San Francisco (399 Fourth Street), La Honda, San Mateo, Cupertino, Los Altos, Redwood City, Napa, Novato, Sonoma and Roseville; Farmer Joe’s and Piedmont Grocers in Oakland; Piazza’s Find Foods in San Mateo; La Honda Country Market in La Honda; Angels Food Market in Angels Camp; Twain Harte Market in Twain Harte; and Whole Foods in Reno, Nev.

1 comment: