Cooper’s Dish was born out of necessity – and a pandemic.
In 2017, Nisha Kalchik, chef and proprietor of Cooper’s Dish, was working at It’s A Matter of Style in Commerce when she launched Cooper’s Dish as a pop-up restaurant serving metro Detroit a wholesome and inexpensive eating possibility.
In 2020, working as a pasta chef for Bacco Ristorante in Southfield, she was laid off because of the pandemic. She made the choice to go all-in on Cooper’s Dish however needed to rethink her enterprise mannequin. “Folks couldn’t go to eating places and weren’t snug going to grocery shops,” she stated. “However they nonetheless wished to eat wholesome and increase their immune programs.”
So, she turned Cooper’s Dish into Cooper’s Dish Supply, a house supply service. Kalchik rented cooking house in Waterford and introduced the recent meals to residents’ houses in Waterford, Commerce, Highland, Keego Harbor, West Bloomfield, White Lake, Milford, Royal Oak, Berkeley, Southfield and Ferndale. Prospects can order day by day meals or join a weekly menu plan.
This spring, Cooper’s Dish will endure one other transition to a brick-and-mortar location on Union Lake Highway, within the former Subway location. Along with persevering with its five-day-a-week supply service, the restaurant will provide ready carry-out meals, salads and soups.
“Folks at all times must eat and nonetheless might not wish to go to a restaurant,” stated Kalchik, who grew up in West Bloomfield. “Our meals are immune-boosting and have components with antiviral properties.”
Kalchik admitted she is each nervous and enthusiastic about opening the brand new Union Lake Highway location at a time when many eating places throughout the nation are closing as a result of quick staffing. However she and enterprise companion Jake Sasser – who met whereas working at Bacco – are making it work. They do all of the meals buying, cooking and deliveries.
And who’s Cooper? “My cat,” stated Kalchik. “He beloved no matter I made for him and he at all times licked his plate clear.”
For extra data, name 248-880- 6858 or go to Coopersdishdelivery.com.