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Community Weigh-In: Celebrity Chefs + Meal Kits

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseFeb 23, 2022 | 0 comments

Note: Results were compiled at the time of writing.

Community Weigh-In is a new weekly series that polls the community on a range of subscription-related topics. Each week, we'll pose a new question to the community and then share the results here in the feed. Hop over to the MSA Forum to cast your vote for next week's poll! 

As a group of passionate boxinistas, this community knows a thing or two about subscriptions, and you all have opinions. I've watched you debate whether spoilers are a zero or a hero, sing the praises of those perfect didn't-even-know-I-needed-it items, and suggest ways that a lackluster shipment could have been great with a few small tweaks. As a community, we may not always agree on what constitutes the perfect subscription, but we sure do have fun talking it out.

This series is designed to give us all a chance to do just that. Each week, I'll pose a new question in the MSA Forum, and then I'll round up the results to share with you all here in the feed. Last week, I asked:

Which celebrity chef would you most like to see guest curate a meal kit menu?

Here are the choices:

  1. Gordon Ramsay
  2. Ina Garten
  3. Wolfgang Puck
  4. Carla Hall
  5. Marcus Samuelsson
  6. Guy Fieri
  7. Rachael Ray
  8. David Chang
  9. Someone else!

Participants are allowed to select more than one answer, so the percentages reflect the total number of voters who would like to see that item in a box this spring. Let's dive into the results!

When it comes to celebrity chefs, you all have a clear favorite. 45% of voters cast a ballot for Gordon Ramsay. Hot on his heels is Guy Fieri with 37%. Coming in just a little bit behind is Ina Garten, who was selected by 25% of all voters. 8would be happy to see meals from Momofuku's David Chang, and 4% would like meals designed by Carla Hall. Surprisingly, not a lot of Rachael Ray or Wolfgang Puck fans in the house. Neither of these kitchen maestros got a single vote.

4% of voters wanted to see Something Else:

I can’t believe there’s no Bobby Flay or Alex Guarnaschelli. Like Lindsey?! -Jessica-MSA

(Sorry, Jessica!)

I voted for Gordan Ramsay… I also think it would be cool to have The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond… I have cooked a lot of her recipes… They are not as Gourmet but like every day food… -cherilynn8


Rick Bayless. -Sherri


Is Jamie Oliver still around? -ebbgirls


Good question! I bet he'd be a great guest meal kit curator.

I also have to give a hat tip to AnDreama, who may have just come up with the best subscription box concept of all time:


Where is the subscription box where I get to hang out with Ina Garten at her house while she teaches me how to cook and garden, and we drink fun cocktails? I need that, please and thanks. -AnDreama


Same, AnDreama. Same.

This poll remains open! You can hop over and vote for your favorite items here. Want to be featured in next week's Community Weigh-In? Cast your vote now. The question is: Which bath time indulgence would you be most excited to see in a sub box??

If you're not yet a member of the forum, you can join by clicking this link. Need help getting started? Check out this Quick Start Guide for tips on how to sign up, set up your profile, and join the conversation.

What do you think about this poll? Did we leave out your favorite chef? Let us know in the comments!

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle. 

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