Katy Texas News
Posted January 13, 2011
Families on the go often struggle with the issues of healthful nutrition and quality time during the frenzy of work, school and extra-curricular activities. Cinco Ranch mother of three, Katie Moore, grew up in a home where dinner was always served at the kitchen table and the conversation allowed her family a chance to reflect on the dayâ€™s events. She enjoyed the tradition and â€“ because she also enjoyed cooking – implemented it in her own home by making dinner time family time with a home-cooked meal. Over time, she began to offer to cook dinners and deliver them to family and friends in the Katy area. Dinner is Done Katy was born.
â€œAs a wife and mom, I witnessed the battle that so many of my friends had â€“ and often lost â€“ in trying to be creative enough in the kitchen to entice their young ones,â€ Moore says. â€œToo often, fast food and eating on the go becomes a default. I wanted to be helpful to others through my own integration and exploration of classic meals with the reality of outside competition. After awhile, it became clear that our community had a real â€œappetiteâ€ for what I provided.â€
In the summer of 2009, Moore partnered with friend and Cinco Ranch mother of two, Kathleen Ram, who has more than 20 years experience in restaurant management, and moved the business to â€œthe kitchenâ€ at 20660 Westheimer Parkway (near S. Fry). Â Through Dinner is Done Katy, they offer delicious, fresh and homemade meals delivered to busy families who enjoy a nutritious and fun dinner together. Dinner is Done Katy has quickly grown into an expanded menu of family favorites like chicken enchiladas, Momâ€™s meatloaf, chicken tenders and flank steak, among others. Each meal is delivered cooked and ready to be served in recyclable containers for quick and easy clean up. As an added value, a simple conversational game is provided to keep families connected. In addition to family meals, Dinner is Done Katy provides a la carte freezer meals, nuts, breads, cookies, salads, snack packs and gift certificates.
“Dinner is Done Katy not only has helped my family out on those hectic school nights, but it also enables me to be able to provide meals for my friends who have had surgery or a baby,â€ says Jennifer Dolcefino. â€œSometimes IÂ just don’t have time to cook, but still want to help. The meals are always fabulous and well-balanced!”
Weekly menus are posted online at dinnerisdonekaty.com and sent via e-mail every Thursday. Customers simply call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours ahead, with the order, delivery location, telephone numbers and desired delivery time (between 4 â€“ 6 p.m.). Areas located north of I-10 are delivered between 4:30 â€“ 5:30 p.m. only. Delivery is free within a 10-mile radius and a minimum purchase. Dinner is Done Katy accepts all major credit cards, PayPal, or cash/check at delivery. Average cost for a dinner (entrÃ©e, side and starch) is $29.00 (feeds four) and $39.00 (feeds six), less than a restaurant or other take out.
Customers are also encouraged to stop by the Dinner is Done Katy store front kitchen to pick up a delicious loaf of just baked bread, fresh salads, veggie and fruit trays or popular freezer meals like French toast casserole, chicken divan, spaghetti pie, king ranch casserole and more.