The Beauty is in the Mix: Power Supply Offers a Range of Wholesome Meal Options
Dec 04, 2014 03:30AM
Power Supply started operation in 2011 to solve a very simple but important problem: how to give people who want to eat well close access to delicious, locally prepared, nutritious meals that are free of gluten, dairy and preservatives. Their time-starved customers, who often lack the desire to cook, value the convenience and variety that comes with a network of independent chefs and “easy button” options, such as recurring ordering and accommodations for common dietary preferences, like low carb and vegetarian.
Since then, the growing community of staff, chefs and consumers has grown together to become the region’s premier food delivery service, with no intention of slowing down. Most recently, Power Supply has been identified as a finalist in the 50 on Fire, a recognition of the most celebrated “inventors, disruptors and luminaries” within D.C.
The mix of people who make up the Power Supply community is as diverse as the meals they offer. Key to their support is the network of independent local chefs, who each add a different tasty element to the menus offered by Power Supply. Currently, eight chefs bring a range of culinary specialties, including Alison Swope, who has been serving the community for the past 25 years at Teaism. With Power Supply, Swope creates Asian dishes with her most important ingredients “love, care and respect”.
There is tremendous variety within each of the menus which rotate weekly, keeping things fresh and interesting for loyal customers. In a given week, the Paleo menu (for example) offers Thai basil chicken with zucchini and mushrooms (a new offering by Chef Peter), and Cuban pulled pork with Mexican spiced carrots and parsnips from Chef Anna. Customers can rate meals and provide feedback. One customer recently shared, "Best meal yet. I came home from the gym, turned on the tube and microwaved my dinner ready to eat by myself with kitties observing. Turned off TV, lit a candle and began reading the label with a French accent. A gourmet meal of outstanding quality."
Built on the premise of strong communities and mutual support, Power Supply has developed an innovative affiliate program for local wellness professionals from chiropractors to trainers to health coaches, also known as “mavens”, to engage others and spread the word that delicious, locally sourced food is available. Maven Cheryl Mirabella, a health coach and wellness educator for Living Whole Health notes, "I have been so pleased with the quality of the food and service with Power Supply. Many of my clients have lost weight while enjoying the healthy fresh fare and have thanked me for the sharing this service with them."
Ordering meals through Power Supply on their extremely user-friendly website is a piece of cake. The options are clear and the entire process takes only a few minutes. Deliveries to designated pickup spots throughout D.C, Maryland and Virginia (strategically placed at yoga studios and gyms from Baltimore to Lorton) takes place on Mondays and Thursdays.