Frequently Asked Questions 

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What is the purpose of Wolcott Foods?

Our program is to provide a base of regular, convenient meals that clients can have in the refrigerator whenever you want. Then when something else sounds good you can go out & get it.Use Taste Buds for the convenience of having 1 meal a day in the fridge. Or maybe instead of the hassle at work, get Monday thru Friday meals for lunch. The third is our weekend meals. When you’re off, maybe you want to splurge on a little more. Restaurant quality already in your fridge. No waiting at a crowded restaurant, driving, tipping, or paying for expensive drinks. This new line is called Taste Buds!

 

-Ron

Owner of Wolcott Foods 

We are licensed & inspected regularly just like any restaurant. Our insurance is different because we don’t have dine-in, but we are fully insured. 

-Ron

Owner Of Wolcott Foods

Is Wolcott like A restaurant?

We’re in between the idea of ordering a meal from a restaurant or ordering weekly meals that you prepare at home. Our meals are delivered fresh-made, fully cooked to your chosen location which at this time is Prairie View apartments in KCK. I like to say that Taste Buds requires a little planning, less impulse buying. You might look at this stocking up on meals. You always have something on hand.

 We deliver on Friday & for convenience you can order the next week's meals while picking up this week.

-Ron

Owner of Wolcott Foods

How is TasteBuds different?

 I consider the container to be a cooking vessel & I feel more like it’s a restaurant or homemade meal when I put it on a  plate. The other advantage is that different foods reheat at different times. For example, the chopped steak dinner, mashed potatoes take longer maybe by a minute. Reheat the whole meal 1 min 30 sec. Then remove chopped steak to a plate if done. Check veggies, are they done as you like?   

Reheat the mashed potatoes for longer, then plate. You can also now add something extra like buttered bread or apple slices to complete the plating.

-Ron 

Owner of Wolcott Foods

How do I plate the meals?

A  good friend & smart businessman told me you can’t sell people on the idea of quality if your price isn’t high. I disagree. You only need to tell people how & why you can do it for a better price. Every meal we make uses the same ingredients as a more expensive restaurant. It all about the little things like no dine-in so no tables, chairs, wait staff, extra insurance for a dining area, extra utilities, & more.

All restaurants use the same basic ratios when pricing their meals. We consider that same ratio without all the little costs to price our meals. Quality for a fair price benefitting both you & Wolcott.  

-Ron 

Owner Of Wolcott Foods

Quality & low prices?

 First, let me say that each week for 4 weeks we have a totally different menu. It’s one of the ways we keep prices down. You would go to www.tastebudskc.com site. You look for the upcoming menu, order by Monday for that   Friday’s delivery. All prices are before tax. Pick your meals for the week, pay online, & we’ll text or email you when your foods is delivered. In Prairie View, go downstairs in the clubhouse left of the theater to find the Wolcott cooler. For your safety, the cooler will be locked & you will get the new code each delivery. Lock up when you’re done. The cooler is sanitized on each delivery & will have the upcoming menu available. You can save a step by ordering for the next week with your phone while you’re there. Can’t pick up your meals on Friday, no worries, the cooler runs all week.

- Ron

Owner of Wolcott Foods

How do I order?

 We all know too many processed ingredients are not healthy. With all meals that Wolcott makes we try to limit processed ingredients.

-Ron

Owner of Wolcott Foods

Are there processed ingredients?

Is it okay to freeze my meals?

Most of our meals freeze well. We have people who order several of a meal they really like so they can have it on the weeks it’s not on the menu.    

If you like our Quiche, order 4 so you will have 1 Quiche breakfast every week for 4 weeks.

-Ron 

Owner of Wolcott Foods

An alternative is to REHEAT in a covered skillet at a low temp. High heat will overcook it all. Add the longer reheating foods first then add other foods until you have all foods in the skillet.  Remember low heat warms, high heat can dry out, burn, or overcook.

-Ron

Owner of Wolcott Foods

What if I don't like to microwave?

 The thing about restaurants or foodservice like us is that we already consider food safety. We already have safe food practices built in to everyday cooking. There are some who are not safe & never have been. The good news is they usually don’t stay in business long. One of the things we’re proud of at Wolcott is that we added additional safety protocols very early in Covid-19. As far as I know,  we were the first larger business to require masks inside our Kansas City building. We evaluated every surface in our building based on how often was it touched compared to how often it was sanitized.  From the keypad to get in, time clock, water cooler handle, & even the toilet & sink handles, everything gets sanitized daily or more if needed. 

-Ron

Owner of Wolcott Foods

Is Taste Buds COVID or Virus safe?

 I usually start at 1 minute 30 seconds & go from there.  All microwaves vary. Many meals take 2 minutes or a little more.

-Ron 

Owner of Wolcott Foods

How do I heat my meals?

Our meals average 16 ounces. Because some ingredients weigh less or some are more dense & heavy, the weight will vary slightly. Each is a full meal.

-Ron 

Owner of Wolcott Foods

What are the meal sizes?

Any meal with a red dot has something that doesn’t microwave well under it. Examples are any bread or a baggie of something that you open & put in as your microwave. A lot of time the baggies will have sauces that would otherwise make the rest of the meal soggy. These bags DON'T microwave. The baggie may have something that 

might be an option for the meal, mushrooms let’s say.

-Ron 

Owner of Wolcott Foods

What is the red dot?