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Cooks Venture - Meat Delivery Review

Cooks Venture works with regenerative farmers to deliver flash-frozen meat boxes to meat lovers all across the United States. Customers can build their own meat box—either regular (6 items/meats) or large (12 items/meats)—by selecting from a variety of pasture-raised heirloom chicken, 100% grass-fed beef, Kurobuta pork, and pasture-raised lamb. Shipping is free to forty-eight contiguous US states.

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  • $50 Off + Free Shipping For New Customers
  • Choose-your-own heritage chicken, beef, pork, and lamb
  • 100% comprehensive guarantee
  • Pasture-raised, non-GMO feed, antibiotic-free meats

Key Facts

  • Delivery Area: All 50 states
  • Service Type: Build-your-own box; non-subscription
  • Free Shipping? Yes, for the 48 contiguous U.S. states
  • Products Arrive: Frozen, in eco-friendly, insulated packaging

About Cooks Venture

Founded in 2019 by Matt Wadiak, Cooks Venture is on a mission to build a better food system for animals, the planet. The company is based in Northwest Arkansas, where Cooks Venture breeds and raises pasture-raised heirloom chickens on 800 acres of beautiful, wooden forested farmland in the foothills of the Ozarks.

Cooks Venture places animal welfare and environmental impact at the center of their company, taking care of the land on which they farm so that the soil grows rich and continues to host a variety of nutrients and living organisms. They also work with their feed farmers to transition to regenerative systems, fighting climate change by naturally capturing carbon–and contributing to better tasting and healthier food.

Cooks Venture’s Meat Delivery Services

Cooks Venture offers build-your-own meat boxes in two sizes: Small (6 selections for $159.99) and large (12 selections for $289.99). Pricing is calculated by box size alone, meaning that customers can order whichever meat they like without worrying about whether they’re changing the total cost.

What’s On The Menu

Customers can fill their Cooks Venture box with a variety of meat cuts/options, including but not limited to:

  • Heirloom Chicken:
    • Boneless chicken breasts
    • Hatch chile and cheddar chicken sausage
    • Whole chicken
  • Grass-Fed Beef:
    • Ribeye steak
    • Ground beef
    • Top sirloin steak
  • Kurobuta Pork: Ground pork
  • Lamb: Ground lamb

How to Order

You can order your first Cooks Venture box in as little as five minutes. Once you’re on the Cooks Venture website, select “Shop Now,” and then start building your custom meat box.

First, you’ll be asked to select between two delivery sizes: Small (6 meats for $159.99) and Large (12 meats for $289.99). Cooks Venture boxes are priced by size, not by the meat selections themselves, meaning you can select whichever meats you like without concern of the pricing rising.

Additionally, Cooks Venture meat shipments are not subscriptions, but a one-time purchase of a custom meat box (if you want to order a second time, you’ll just repeat this quick process).

Once you’ve selected your size, it’s time to choose your meats! Meats are sorted by type, and, currently, you can select a variety of beef, chicken, and pork products. In addition to what we’ve mentioned above, Cooks Venture offers chicken sausage, whole chicken, sliced beef, ground pork, and more. Each item also has a "Learn More" button which lists the ingredients, notes the average cooking time, and recommends ways to prepare or use it.

Lastly, enter your shipping and payment details: you’ll typically receive your first order within a week of payment.

Shipping and Delivery

Every Cooks Venture order ships for free, to any residence in the United States.

Cooks Venture meats arrive flash-frozen in an insulated box. Flash freezing is a process where foods are frozen quickly enough to inhibit the formation of flavor-draining ice crystals, meaning that your selected meats can arrive at your home both safely and with all of the flavor intact. Every Cooks Venture box is recyclable, and the included insulated packaging can be reused as a tote bag for groceries.

Bottom Line

Cooks Venture delivers high-quality, sustainability-sourced, and humanely-raised meats right to your door at flat prices. When customizing a meat box, customers only have to pay a flat fee for the number of meats they purchase, meaning they don’t have to skip out on their favorite meats out of fear of the prices rising. With added perks like free shipping and a 100% guarantee, Cooks Venture is a fantastic way to receive high-quality meats right to your door.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are a lot of great new meal delivery options available in the market, with each meal service putting their unique twist on an otherwise tried and true model. If you are looking to maximize convenience, you should consider prepared meal plans such as Freshly or Fresh and Easy, with meals ready to eat in just 3 minutes. If you enjoy cooking but are tired of food waste and grocery shopping, you should consider meal kits such as Home Chef or Hello Fresh, where you can cook recipes from carefully packed, fresh ingredients within 30 minutes. Most services are accommodating, but meal delivery services aren't made equal when it comes to dietary restrictions. Sun Basket, Purple Carrot and Green Chef stand out with the widest range of keto, vegan, and organic options. Every meal from Freshly is 100% certified gluten-free. Other factors you will want to consider include cost per serving, delivery fees, cancellation policy, and menu size and flexibility.
There is a tremendous amount of customization you can make to the meal plans available in the market, which creates an almost endless number of options to choose from. The first decision you will need to make is whether you prefer a meal kit plan, where you cook with fresh ingredients, or a prepared meal plan, where your meal prep starts with a partially or fully cooked meal. The next factor you will want to consider is the diet type, with common options including meat, seafood, vegetarian, keto, gluten-free, and more. After you have chosen your meal plan and diet, your plan will be customized based on the number of mouths to feed, the number of meals you want per week, shipping dates, and more.
Prepared meals come in pre-packaged, individual servings that can be popped into the oven or microwave for a quick meal. Meal kits come with pre-measured ingredients and recipe instructions that are simple to follow. In both cases, your meals will be shipped in a well packaged box with an ice pack to keep ingredients fresh until they make it into your fridge.
Meal kits will provide you with pre-measured ingredients that you can quickly cook into a fresh meal. Ingredients will come in individually packaged bags or containers and a recipe card with detailed cooking instructions. Most meal kit recipes can be cooked from start to finish in 30 minutes. On the other hand, prepared meal delivery services will have done some, or all, of the prep work for you to make your cooking as efficient as possible. Some prepared meals can be cooked in the microwave and some will require a few minutes in the oven or stove. In any case, prepared meals are generally ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. Whether you choose a meal kit or a prepared meal, you can expect chef-inspired dishes made with fresh ingredients.