Home-cooked Love

We shop, cook in your kitchen, and clean up


Our home-cooked love is prepared with our COVID-19 safety protocols.

Affordable, in-home meal prep

Started in 2014, Dinner Elf is the new way to fix dinner. For less than takeout, your Elf grocery shops, cooks, and cleans up. Save time and eat better with affordable meal prep. We cook in select zip codes in Austin and San Antonio.

1. We shop

for fresh groceries on the way.

2. We cook

just for you, in your kitchen.

3. We store

3 nights of dinner in your fridge.

4. We clean up

so your kitchen sparkles.

Dinners for Every Taste

Price: $99 + ingredients

For $99, your Elf shops, cooks 3 nights of big dinners, and cleans up.

For ingredients, only pay what your Elf pays.

A $20 tip and tax are extra. Most appointments cost $150-$200 (less than 3 nights of takeout).

Elf Mandy

Mandy was magical! She came in while I was on conference calls. When I came downstairs she was gone and the kitchen looked like no one had been there except for the amazing smell.

– Ann B. (verified customer)

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Elf Louis

Elf Louis has changed our lives! Getting home after a long day to a home-cooked meal is still a “pinch me” moment. I almost can’t believe that (a) this is really happening, (b) my kids like the food, and (c) I can afford it! Louis is a delightful person who brightens up our kitchen.

– Ayleen P. (verified customer)

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Elf Mel

Elf Mel has been blessing our family with her cooking for many months. She’s not just a wonderful cook, but a joy to be around. I look forward to Mondays because of her. Thank you for the love you put into cooking!

– Christa H. (verified customer)

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Elf Nicole

Elf Nicole was absolutely spectacular. She was just plain nice to have around. Her food was outstanding and delicious and we have continued confidence in her. Her clean-up and exit were the best.

– Margo D. (verified customer)

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Elf Brett

Brett arrived on time and even washed a few dishes I had left in my sink! He was personable without being too chatty. Super nice guy. The food was excellent and both my kids ate the chicken tenders with zero fuss! Can’t wait to have Brett back to cook for us again.

– Erika D. (verified customer)

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Elf Michael

Michael came in and filled our home with wonderful smells and left us with three nights of scrumptious meals with no mess to clean up – he even took out the garbage! He was friendly and personable. Everything we have had so far has been scrumptious.

– Heather A. (verified customer)

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Ways to Use Dinner Elf

For You

For the busy seasons of life, get more time for you and your family for what matters most.


Give a dinner package starting at $50. Give them the food they want, when they want it.

Group Gifts

Anyone can start a group gift so family and friends can give dinners online.

Corporate Gifts

Celebrate, help or thank your clients and staff with your brand.

For Kids

Two parents started Dinner Elf, so we have kid-friendly options. 😀

For Gatherings

Entertain a book club, bible study, bachelorette party, and more.

For Aging Parents

Set up a weekly schedule of rotating dinners they love.

For Allergies

We’re cooking just for you, so we may be a good fit.

Read more about pricing and answers to common questions.