1. What can I expect?
2. Can I split my meals into smaller portions?
3. Do I need to bring anything with me when I pick-up my meals?
4. I really like one of the meals, but not the other, can I double up on meals?
5. Where do you deliver?
6. The cost per entree is quite low, how can this be?
7. Do I have to register on the website?
8. What if a meal has an ingredient I don't like or I'm on dietary restrictions?
9. I have told a lot of my friends about your services, do you have a referral policy?
10. I have certain food allergies. How can I be sure not to register for meals that contain ingredients that I cannot have?
11. Do you have a cancellation policy? What if I am sick?
12. How long can Dashing Dishes meals stay frozen?
13. What is the cost of Dashing Dishes?
14. Is nutritional information provided?
15. I have a gluten intolerance, are you gluten free?
16. What are your payment options?
17. I have split my meals, do my cooking times vary?
18. Can I assemble my own meals?
It's simple! Click 'Register Now' from the menu bar and select either 'Pick-up' or 'Delivery.' Based on your selection, a list of available dates will populate. Choose the date that works best for you, make your meal selections and choose if you would like to have your meals split. The system will also allow you to make a note of any ingredient you would like omitted from your order, and/or any special delivery instructions.
Pick-up: Please arrive anytime between 4-8 p.m. to pick-up your ready-to-freeze/cook meals from our location. Don't forget to bring your cooler!
Delivery: We ask you to make a one-time $5.00 purchase of an insulated cooler bag. This allows us to deliver your meals quickly, efficiently and safely. After your first delivery, please leave your cooler bag(s) out on your delivery day and we will swap your bag for a new one filled with your delicious Dashing Dishes! If you do not leave your cooler bag(s) out for us on your registered delivery date, we will leave your meals in a new bag and charge your credit card for the additional bag(s). Our deliveries are done between 5-9 p.m. on your registered delivery date. Please ensure someone will be home at this time. Dashing Dishes will ring your doorbell or buzzer when we drop-off your meals, but no further contact will be made. Customers are responsible for collecting their meals and freezing them as soon as possible after drop-off. TOP
Of course! During the online registration system you will have the opportunity to select the 'Split' option. Your entrees will be packaged into half portions, with each meal serving 2-3 (full meals feed 4-6). For example, if you order eight meals and choose to split them, you will receive 16 meals, each serving 2-3. TOP
We will provide freezer bags, aluminum trays and anything else you need to freeze your meals. You just need to bring a standard camping-size cooler to take your meals home in. TOP
Yes, you can! Our system will allow you to order up to two of each entree. TOP
We deliver throughout Calgary and offer delivery once a week for each community in the city. If you do not see a date for your area, it is most likely because your area has sold out for deliveries. At this time, we do not deliver outside of Calgary. TOP
We buy the freshest ingredients at wholesale, as well as work with a local butcher to provide the highest quality of meat at a great price. We then pass these savings onto you! We are a much healthier, tastier and cost-effective option than fast food or processed meals. Not to mention how convenient having a freezer full of Dashing Dishes is! TOP
Typically, all registrations are done online. If this is not an option, please give us a call at 403.471.1395. TOP
Hate garlic? No problem. During our online registration process, you have the opportunity to leave us a note for any ingredients you would like omitted from your order. Each meal also has a link to the ingredients contained in that meal so you may choose the entrees that best suit your needs. TOP
Yes, we do! Once you refer six people who register for Dashing Dishes, you will receive 10% off your next Dashing Dishes order. As well, once you have registered six times, you will receive 10% off your next registration. TOP
No problem. When selecting your meals during the online registration process, you will see a link to the ingredients found in each of our meals (the link is beside each meal title). If you need any further information on an ingredient, please contact us and we would be more than happy to assist you. Our customers with allergies typically choose the meals from our ingredient list that best suit their needs. We do our absolute best to ensure cross-contamination of ingredients does not occur at our facility. Each meal is assembled on its own table and each ingredient has its own utensil. However, please note that we are not a nut- or gluten-free facility. TOP
Dashing Dishes meals can be kept frozen for 3-5 months. TOP
The cost for four entrees is $140, eight entrees is $240 and the cost for 12 entrees is $340. If you would like to order more than 12 entrees, each additional entree is $28. Our delivery fee is $20. We do not charge GST. Please visit our Pricing page for more information. TOP
Yes, we provide nutritional information for each of our entrees. Nutritional data is based on one serving, assuming each full meal contains four servings. The nutritional information is calculated using standard formulations and average values for ingredients. TOP
Dashing Dishes is not a gluten-free facility. Some of our entrees do use ingredients that contain gluten. However, you can make substitutions for ingredients so they fit with your specific needs. For further information please contact us. TOP
We ask first-time registrants to pay in advance by credit card during the online registration process. If you prefer, we can also accept credit card information by phone (403.471.1395). Repeat clients also have the option to pay by cheque or in-person (cash/credit card) when picking-up their meals. Dashing Dishes does not accept debit at this time; however, we do accept PayPal after your first order. We must receive full payment in advance for delivery orders. TOP
Yes, they may vary slightly. For split meals, you may need to decrease cooking times and/or temperatures slightly. TOP
At this time, we do not offer the opportunity for customers to assemble their own meals. Regardless if you select the pick-up or delivery option, your meals will be assembled using raw ingredients and ready to freeze or cook. TOP