A Slice of Silicon Hills Eats Gluten Free with PrepDish

By ANDREW MOORE
Reporter with Silicon Hills News

Allison Stevens, founder of PrepDish. Photo courtesy of PrepDish.

Allison Stevens, founder of PrepDish. Photo courtesy of PrepDish.

Have you been trying to cut back on Gluten? If so, you’re not alone. According to The NPD Group, 29 percent of Americans are either quitting or trying to avoid gluten-containing foods. Finding a steady diet of gluten free meals – or even healthy meals for that matter – can be difficult. But that is the business model behind Austin startup PrepDish.
Allison Stevens founded PrepDish. She trained in the culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University and is gluten intolerant herself. The startup sells weekly gluten-free meal plans which can be downloaded from PrepDish.com. Each do-it-yourself plan has a recipe for four dinners, one breakfast, one snack, and one dessert and contains a grocery list of the ingredients needed. A few plans also contain salad recipes. The recipes are simple enough that a whole week of meals can be prepared in two to three hours, even for those less experienced in the kitchen.
Each meal plan costs $25 and there are currently 12 different plans to choose from on the site. One new plan is added each month.
Steven financed PrepDish.com through her personal chef business and uses the same recipes she prepares at home and for her clients. Since the startup launched last January, customers have downloaded about 750 plans.

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