What is a Meal Prep Session?

In less time than it would take you to make one trip to the grocery store, you can come to The Dinner Bell and prepare delicious, nutritious entrées to serve to your family throughout the month. We make the process quick, easy, and fun, and our talented chef creates recipes that are sure to please seasoned cooks and children alike. Below are the steps you will take to place an order on our website.

  1. Visit our Menu to browse the variety of entrées we are offering this month. Each entrée you make will be portioned into two 3-serving containers.
  2. Please create an account on our website.  Then click on Order to find a convenient Meal Prep Session date and time and select as many entrées as you would like to prepare during your Meal Prep Session. There is no maximum number of entrées you can prepare in a Session, but for every 6 items you choose we will throw in a half-dozen cookies at no charge (Each entrée will be discounted to $22.50 each). You can pay in advance on our website or when you arrive in the store the day of your Session. (See our FAQ for Cancellation Policy).
  3. Arrive at The Dinner Bell a few minutes before your Meal Prep Session is set to begin. Our friendly staff will show you around and help you get started. Don’t forget to bring a bag, box, or cooler to pack your items in at the end! (For a perfect fit, we have cooler bags available for purchase - $5.00)
  4. We will provide everything you need to complete the recipes you have chosen, and we do all the cleanup! Once you have finished preparing an entrée, simply attach one of our labels with cooking instructions and take your item to your designated refrigerator shelf. Our staff will come right behind you to clean up the mess, so you can move on to making your next delicious entrée.
  5. Once you have prepared all your menu items, our staff will pack your bag or cooler. We are also available to help you carry it to your car if desired.
  6. When you get home, simply follow the cooking instructions on the label and serve the entrée you prepared for your family. Any entrées you are not planning to serve in the next few days can be frozen to use at your convenience.

What our customers say

Denise from St. Peters: This is exactly what I needed in my life! I did not have to slice, dice, clean up or shop! The recipes are easy and delicious. The staff are super friendly and very helpful. It is fun to do! My freezer is full. And the cost is unbelievable... I spend twice as much per meal at McDonalds and am tired of eating takeout and unhealthy food. I could never shop for the ingredients and have them cost so little. I highly recommend The Dinner Bell. I know I will be back every month.... at least!

Lisa from St. Charles: My 9 year old daughter and I prepped 6 meals yesterday and had such a wonderful experience! Everything was so easy! My daughter loved prepping sauces and attaching labels. The staff was very welcoming and helpful, happy to bring us anything we needed and quick to clean up behind us when a station was finished. All ingredients looked fresh and the facility was so clean! I am excited to have 12 dinners in our freezer as we get ready to go back to school. Thank you for bringing this option to the Cottleville area! I can't wait to come back!

Jennifer from St. Peters: What a great concept! I am not one who likes to cook so this works out perfect for my family. Loved every aspect of The Dinner Bell. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The menu is amazing and will feed even the picky ones:) So glad to have this new business in our community!

Katie from Eureka: We attended date night and had a blast. The staff is so great and helpful.

Kim from St. Charles: Made my Husband go for the first time with me yesterday, and left with him excited to go back. 
We made 6 items. Took us about an hour and a half, but to be honest, we were not hurrying. We took our time, enjoyed the experience, and felt very comfortable just kind of having fun.

Chelsea from Wentzville: My saving grace for quality meals for my busy family!!!