Inspired by the World. Made in California.

Professional-grade Cooking, made by YOU.

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  • Freshly Made

    Meals that are made to last. Our ingredients are chosen for their quality as well as their flavor.

  • Created by Chefs

    Ingredients that are hand-selected by top-rated chefs to create mouthwatering meals every time.

  • Home Comfort

    We bring the world’s best flavors to you. Enjoy flavors and dishes from all over the world from the comfort of your home.

Discover Our History

Basics Made Better is our mission.

Our fresh ingredients are of the highest quality and standard to ensure that what goes into your body not only tastes good but is good for you. 

We understand your busy schedule, which is why we provide the time-consuming ingredients for you so that you can enjoy delicious meals without the long waits. Our values are driven from the ground up. Every sauce, creme, drizzle, marinade, and stock is formulated with the best possible ingredients, and created with you in mind.

Gourmet Essentials

Customized to your liking, Guesthouse ingredients come full of chef inspirations. We focus on 5 key items that can be tailored to your pantry. Find staple ingredients, basic ingredients, and one monthly special item provided by our top-rated chefs. 


What is the difference between a staple ingredient and a basic ingredient?

We provide you with all the necessary ingredients needed to create chef specialties from the comfort of your home. Our fresh ingredients comprise all the basics you need to start your dish, including seasoning, dough, mixes, and more. Each staple ingredient, including sauces, marinades, creams, and more, will help take your creation to the next level.

What is the shipping process?

Available in the Palo Alto and Menlo Park areas.

Where can I find recipes that include these ingredients?

Our growing community is filled with home chefs like yourself who are passionate, experimentative, and motivated to share and learn different recipes. Visit our Instagram page to see what our community is up to, and share your recipes with others! Visit Now

What is a specialty ingredient? Can I purchase ingredients from previous months?

Some specialty ingredients are seasonal and will only be around for a limited time, so be sure to stock up on seasonal specialty items when they come around!

Our Team

Trevor Cornwell

Experienced founder and executive; created mobile hospitality company Skyjet; sought after in worlds of technology, policy, transportation, and nonprofits.

Jason Rose

Jason is the Co-Founder and principal at the boutique Hospitality consulting firm Full Heart Hospitality. He brings his deep passion for food and hospitality coupled with more than 25 years of industry experience to Full Heart.

Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is the Co-Founder of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America through the No Kid Hungry campaign.

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Jason Rose

Jason has been an Executive Chef and Culinary Director for over 20 years, including developing renowned menus at Truc in Boston, The Carneros Inn in Napa, Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma and Whole Foods Market. Capitalizing on his expertise in the restaurant industry, he became a Culinary Director, building a portfolio over the past decade for a broad range of hospitality groups including the Bi-Rite Family of businesses in San Francisco, Dean & Deluca worldwide, The Tyler Florence Group, The Delfina Restaurant Group, and the groundbreaking food incubator La Cocina. Branching out from all things culinary, he has a wealth of understanding in the development and management of manufacturing, grocery, prepared foods, systems development and implementation, labor and product set optimization, team building, and financial strategy. Jason lives in Marin county with his daughter, partner and 2 dogs, and his passions include mountain biking and off road motorcycling.

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Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is the Co-Founder of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America through the No Kid Hungry campaign. Together with her brother Billy Shore, Debbie founded Share Our Strength in 1984 with a $2,000 cash advance on a credit card. Since then, Share Our Strength has raised and invested more than $600 million in the fight against hunger, and has won the support of national leaders in business, government, health and education, sports and entertainment.

As a member of the executive team, Debbie oversees the organization’s long-term planning and strategy. She is a key decision-maker on a wide range of management issues, including: finances, hiring and staff development, communications, long-term sustainability, and the measurement of Share Our Strength’s success and impact.

Debbie has led the development and launch of several key platforms such as Share Our Strength’s culinary events, which include Taste of the Nation®, No Kid Hungry dinners, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry and Chefs Cycle. Now in its 29th year, Taste of the Nation® has raised more than $95 million through hundreds of events in every major market in the country and built a national network of volunteers. In 2008, Debbie launched Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, an annual campaign that engages thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to raise funds to end childhood hunger. Funds raised through these and other programs support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to make sure every child in the U.S. gets the nutritious food they need, every day.

Since 2014, Debbie has led Share Our Strength’s revenue innovation lab, providing vision and overseeing efforts to create, test and launch diverse new revenue-generating platforms and activities for the organization such as Chefs Cycle, an annual cycling event for chefs and culinary professionals to raise funds and awareness for No Kid Hungry. She is also the co-creator of Add Passion and Stir: Big Chefs, Big Ideas, the weekly Share Our Strength podcast hosted by Billy Shore, launched in 2016. Each episode centers around people who are changing the world through a conversation with a guest from the culinary world and an industry thought leader.

Prior to starting Share Our Strength, Debbie was a political organizer and fundraiser for former U.S. Senator Gary Hart’s (D-Colorado) presidential campaign.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Debbie earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy from Ohio University. She has lived, studied and traveled extensively in Mexico, and has one daughter, Sofia.

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