Claude Wasserstein, the ex-wife of billionaire financier Bruce Wasserstein, resides in a $34 million duplex on Fifth Avenue. But that doesn't mean she wouldn't be willing to drop off four mini-cheeseburgers for you to eat for dinner tonight for $12. Wasserstein has teamed up with three other women—Susie Cover, Marcia Mishaan, and Samantha Schlumberger—to launch a food delivery service called Susie's Supper Club, which promises to "give New York City families an alternative to standard take-out and delivery options." Like the dozen or so other companies that deliver freshly-cooked meals that you need to pop in the microwave for a few minutes before you pass off as your own cooking, customers get to pick and choose items from an online menu. Unlike other services, these dishes are prepared by a chef skilled enough to have once worked as personal chef to the Wasserstein family. Chew on that, ZoneChefs. The full press release is below.
For Families in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Dinnertime Just Got Easier The Launch of Susie's Supper Club Brings Freshly Cooked, Skillfully Prepared Meals Right to the Front Door
New York, NY (May 27, 2009) – The benefits of gathering the family around the dinner table are endless. Dining together promotes healthy eating, encourages discussion and offers a time to relax. Unfortunately, the process of grocery shopping in New York City, dragging bags home on the subway and coordinating busy schedules, can lessen the appeal of a family meal. Now, with the launch of Susie's Supper Club (www.susiessupperclub.com), an online service, families can dine on freshly cooked, skillfully prepared, nutritious food in the comfort of their own homes with just a few clicks. Finally, a suppertime solution delivering happiness.
The four "founding mothers" – Susie Cover, Claude Wasserstein, Marcia Mishaan and Samantha Schlumberger – give New York City families an alternative to standard take-out and delivery options. While working as a personal chef in a home with three children, Susie Cover learned that by crafting family versions of classic recipes, as opposed to "kids' food," the children readily consumed a larger range and healthier variety of foods. Susie uses the same techniques when creating meals for the Club, making it easier for families to dine together enjoying the same food. For example, Susie's Supper Club's Chicken Milanese will delight children thanks to the accompanying Homemade Ketchup and Lemon Dipping Sauce. Salmon served kebab-style turns a typical "adult" food into a kid-friendly dish. Macaroni and Cheese Muffins are crispy and creamy when heated in the oven for just a few minutes and Lamb Pizza provides a gourmet twist on a family favorite. For delectable desserts, there are Apple Pie Bars with brown sugar and cinnamon and Mini Banana Bread Muffins.
At the Susie's Supper Club kitchen in Brooklyn, Susie and her team of French Culinary Institute-trained chefs hand-prepare each dish. Fresh deliveries from local farmers and purveyors arrive weekly, and all-natural, sustainable and organic ingredients are used whenever possible. While the company emphasizes flavor, providing a nutritious meal to customers is also a priority: One of the chefs, Lise Cruz, is also a nutrition expert and ensures that everything coming out of the kitchen is well-balanced. A certified nutritionist also consults to provide precise nutrition information for each dish, all of which is available online. Once an order leaves Susie's kitchen and arrives at the customer's home, getting dinner on the table is effortless – meals are ready to be enjoyed after just five minutes of heating in the oven or microwave.
Simple online ordering lets parents plan meals for their family at any time of the day. The interactive system also allows children to get involved; they can look at photos and descriptions and help place the next order. Parents can alleviate the stress of last-minute planning by ordering meals for lunch or dinner a few days in advance; Susie's Supper Club dishes can be enjoyed up to three days after delivery. With Susie's Supper Club, ordering food delivery never tasted so good.
Order Susie's Supper Club at www.susiessupperclub.com or call 347-529-5259. Delivery is available Monday-Friday. Order by 5pm for delivery the next day, $30 minimum; $5 delivery charge. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Susie's Supper Club Gift Cards are accepted.