Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 10, 2013

Healthy-food delivery group looks to beef up TIP


“This kind of stems from the kind of hours we were working. It’s a challenge to eat healthy (when you work long hours) and its almost impossible on a consistent basis. We’d been friends for a long time and we kept saying, ‘One of these days...’” said Bauer. “We’re 36 and we said, ‘Let’s go. Here’s something we can fix and will solve a major problem in our lives.’”

“I was big on eating new foods. Eating new cuisine was a passion. John came from a body-building background, and so he was making a lot of his own meals,” said Speights. “We don’t have culinary backgrounds. We understand nutrition, we understand taste.”

The Foodery used a team of chefs to create the recipes for “fully prepared, fresh, delivered, ultra high-quality meals,” said Bauer. Most dinners are 550 calories and there is a four-meal minimum. This week’s dinners, which cost $23 each, include bison meatballs, pasta, broccolini/shiitake mix; and wild sockeye salmon, chard and whole wheat couscous.

The Foodery is expanding into Andover after establishing itself in Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Cambridge and Newton.

The duo cook the food on Sundays and deliver the packages Sunday nights. That means that they can prepare meals people can use in the first part of the week. They expect to expand and offer another cooking and delivery day on Wednesdays, allowing people to get two deliveries per week that could give them fresh dinners for the entire week. They also look to expand to offer lunch, dinner and two snacks per day in the future. For more information, see

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