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RVC Resident Launches 'Heat & Eat' Food Delivery Service

Fork & Cleaver allows residents to order fresh, Italian meals sent straight to their door.

After moving from Manhattan to Rockville Centre, the one thing Kal Gullapalli missed most was the plethora of food delivery options Manhattanites get to enjoy.

Despite all the great restaurants located right within Rockville Centre, the hassle of finding parking and the lack of choices when it comes to delivery Gullapalli said often resulted in just eating the same, boring meals over and over again. It was with this frustration in mind that he launched his new business, Fork & Cleaver, a "heat and eat" meal delivery service that provides residents of Rockville Centre the opportunity to order fresh, Italian meals sent straight to their door.

The menu changes every week, and customers have the option to select one entrée and one side for each meal they order for $10.99 per person. The meals are then delivered between 6 to 8 p.m., and customers have the option to heat and eat these meals whenever they want.

As the owner of Malverne Prime Meats, a local butcher shop that has been around for more than 60 years, Gullapalli was really inspired to launch Fork & Cleaver’s "heat and eat" meals after customers started requesting more cooked meals out of his shop.

“With everyone’s hectic schedule these days, it’s tough to make it out to the grocery store much less take the time to cook,” Gullapalli said. “Everything we make in the shop is made from scratch, and so we’re giving our customers the chance to have that home cooked dinner without the hassle of a messy kitchen and dirty dishes.”

Fork & Cleaver hosted a tasting event to launch their new business on Feb. 22 where customers had a chance to meet chef Ed Logan and sample some of Fork & Cleaver’s most popular dishes including spaghetti and meatballs, chicken francaise, eggplant parmesan and penne a la vodka.

“We heard quite a few stories of people telling us the junk they eat for dinner, like popcorn and ramen noodles, because they don’t have the time to cook. They were very excited to hear they could now regularly enjoy a home cooked meal that’s also delivered straight to their door.”

To find out more about Fork & Cleaver, you can sign up for the email list at forkandcleaver.com.

Frank February 26, 2013 at 05:04 PM
WOW. wish I had that in the Keys... Italian food in Florida sucks beyond belief....
Danielle March 07, 2013 at 03:20 AM
I would have hoped for some different food options other than Italian - you can get that delivered anywhere on LI. Being that he owns Prime Meats, offering steaks, chicken and chops, maybe even things like pot pies, would differentiate him from oter delivery options.
Kal Gullapalli March 07, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Hi Danielle. Although 50% of our meals will be Italian, we will have other options added to the menu. For example, next week we are adding kids options (chicken fingers), a bbq item and corned beef. Kal Fork & Cleaver
Michele March 10, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Do you do large parties
Kal Gullapalli March 10, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Hi Michele. Yes we do. Please go to www.forkandcleaver.com and use the contact us form. Once we have your email ill send you our catering menu and we can discuss what we can do for you.
Eve Vergara March 19, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Kal, do u offer dessert, too?
John DelCarpine March 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Why rvc,and not malverne,where your business is?
Kal Gullapalli March 20, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Not yet. Perhaps in the near future!
Kal Gullapalli March 20, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Hi John. We do deliver in malverne and other areas as well. If you go to www.forkandcleaver.com and click "order" you will see our radius. Sorry that the article was confusing. We would never leave Malverne out! In fact, we have already made several deliveries there.
Laura D March 28, 2013 at 09:34 PM
No Oceanside delivery, :(

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