Rose’s Dinner Bowl is a culinary cooperative created for busy, health-conscious people who want to enjoy adventuresome, nutritious, affordable, gourmet meals right in their own homes, but who don’t have time to cook.
Based in Birmingham, the co-op’s always-changing menu highlights seasonally fresh, locally grown ingredients paired in interesting combinations, often along diverse ethnic themes. What began as a carbohydrates-conscious dinner service for amateur athletes—Rose’s hard-core running buddies—has expanded to include menus designed for families, couples, and single people who don’t find time to cook the way they’d like to.
Rose’s Dinner Bowl is the passionate pursuit of two lifelong “foodies.” Rose Nguyen is a photo stylist whose palate developed during countless food photo shoots for recipe developers at magazines such as Southern Living, Cooking Light, Weight Watchers, and Paula Deen Magazine. Mona Mac Dougal is a professional caterer from Bali who moved to Birmingham when her husband's job relocated them. The two constantly brainstorm new ready-to-eat (or heat-and-eat) menus ranging from simple to elegant. Each Monday and Thursday they fire up their kitchen to fill co-op members’ orders. The average price for two multi-course gourmet meals: $40 if picked up at their English Village kitchen, a little more if delivered.
While menus change with seasonal produce's availability, dinner subscription is fixed.
Rose’s Dinner Bowl can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, Atkins, gluten-free, and other specialty diets with custom-designed menus, and also caters to corporate clients who want beyond-typical presentations at company lunch or dinner functions. For more details and to see sample menus, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 205-276-8214.