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About Us - Impromptu Gourmet

Most people can’t afford to hire a gourmet chef full time. We’ve come up with the next-best thing: chef-inspired meals, foods, and gifts delivered to your door. At Impromptu Gourmet, we’ve perfected what we like to call “The Art of Dining In”. From casual comfort foods to more elegant gourmet fare, we’ve got you covered with appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts for any occasion.

Our main goals are convenience and exquisite quality. Our hand-curated gourmet food selections represent some of the classics of gourmet cuisine—sometimes with a modern update, but always faithful to the original. And above all are simple to prepare and serve, leaving you that precious time to relax or enjoy guests.

Started as a small chef-inspired meal delivery company in 1996, current partners Laura McManus and Kate Glenn have continued the tradition and ethics of a small business since 2011, staying true to its roots. Both believe employees and customers are part of our extended family, and although we’ve grown considerably since our humble beginnings, as owner-operators we believe firmly in staying true to our roots. That means above all delivering an exceptional, personal shopping experience every single day.

Whether you’re hosting a gourmet dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or just looking for a weeknight treat or an impressive gift, we have what you need. Our unique Dinner for Two selections, specially designed with foods that complement each other brilliantly, are developed with you in mind. Or use one of our delectable entrées as the base for a wonderful meal and mix and match sides and desserts to your own taste. The possibilities are endless.

At Impromptu Gourmet we want to make your life better one meal at a time – to make the ordinary special, and the special extraordinary. We thank you sincerely for being part of the Impromptu Gourmet family. Bon appetit!



Impromptu Gourmet is proud to be part of Chesapeake Fine Food Group, a private female-owned business focusing only on direct-to-consumer prepared gourmet foods. Our small family of brands includes Impromptu Gourmet, Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes & More, and Mackenzie Limited, and was formed with the goal of offering every type of prepared gourmet food for increased shopping ease and convenience. If you don’t see something you’re shopping for in Impromptu Gourmet, we invite you to visit the Mackenzie Limited and Chesapeake Bay tabs at the top of the screen to explore what our sister brands have to offer, or simply query in the search box (upper right) what you’re looking for and it will quickly scan all three websites. Your purchase from all three brands can be added to the same Checkout and will be combined for shipping as well.