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Barry Sendel's Company

We're in the business of helping people

Whether we’re providing disaster or power outage relief, or helping drivers get home sooner, Chef Minute Meals Inc. is driven by our passion to help people.

Our Beginning

Our president Barry Sendel founded our company knowing the comfort of a hot meal can go a long way during a disaster. He saw the need for shelf-stable, self-heating meals that were not only nutritious, but great tasting, safe, and easy to use. With this in mind, we launched our original line of Chef 5 Minute Meals™ and Gourmet Meal Kits for Disasters. Since 2000, we’ve provided millions of ready-to-eat meals to disaster relief agencies in the United States and abroad.

The Comfort of Convenience

We’ve continued to expand our product line to meet the changing needs of our customers, designing convenience food solutions for life on the go and outdoor adventure. With Chef Express and BackPack Meals, our customers can take Chef to work or school, on the road or into the backcountry. Our mission is to improve the everyday lives of our customers by providing delicious hot meals that are ready to eat wherever life takes them.

Our President and Founder

Barry Sendel’s life-long mission has been to change people’s lives. He’s devoted his career to developing innovative business solutions for industries focused on helping people, from synthetics and medical equipment to robotics and disaster relief.

Mr. Sendel’s passion for human welfare not only drives his creative vision, but inspires our entire company. The result is a company culture that is collaborative, compassionate, and committed.

Our Commitment

Chef Minute Meals is committed to quality, integrity and dependability. We pride ourselves on providing superior customer service and products that surpass the highest quality and safety standards.

Our Facilities in Piney Flats, TN

Award Winning

Chef Minute Meals has been recognized as a leader in its field.

  • 2000-2001 Canadian Grand Prix Award Winner for Originality and Innovation in the New Products category
  • 2018 Barry Sendel included in Trademark Business Leaders of America 2018 Honors Edition