F.A.Q.

WHAT IS "JUST BE COOKING"?

Just Be Cooking is the only online food subscription service in Canada providing curated, culturally-specific meal boxes - "Culture Boxes" - to your front door every month.

We highlight one culture each month by featuring authentic recipes that are delivered to one-time purchasers or subscribers for them to cook or bake.

We provide pre-portioned, premium ingredients, high quality culinary tools plus alcoholic drinks, all with curated playlists plus conversation starter place cards to keep the party going. Why? Because we believe food is an experience and has the power to change the world, because it changes people.

Looking for more information? Check out the questions below!


PAYMENT

You can pay online through this website by Credit Card, Pay Pal or Apple Pay.

We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc.).

We use STRIPE, one of the largest online payment processors in North America, to process all payments. With Stripe, this website stores none of your credit card data. Stripe manages billions of dollars in online payments annually and is our partner of choice to ensure the security of your payment information. Everything is processed by Stripe, using their secure servers. Its fee is the exact same (2.9% +0.30c).

HOW DOES YOUR SERVICE WORK?

Just Be Cooking Culture Boxes are monthly themed Meal Boxes that include pre-portioned, raw ingredients you cook or bake in order to make cultural dishes at home. You can skip your next order OR Cancel your subscription anytime.

Each recipe comes with easy-to-follow instructions, with step-by-step photos plus a virtual playlist (via Spotify through a link sent to your e-mail) that you listen to while you cook or eat! Write your guests names on our conversation starter place cards, then flip them open to reveal a question you can ask each other or yourself.

WHERE DO YOUR RECIPES COME FROM?

Our culturally themed recipes are put together by our expert team, drawing on years of culinary experience and inspirations with diverse backgrounds. We know palates are diverse, that's why we strive for cooking experiences the whole family can enjoy. 

WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR INGREDIENTS?

Our suppliers are either local businesses dear to our hearts, ethically responsible Canadian farmers or International Premium brands. We strive to provide only the best quality products. That's why we choose products without additives or preservative, ensuring our sources are eco-responsible and food safe. You can find more details about our suppliers under 'Our Suppliers' tab in each Culture Box description.

ARE CULTURE BOXES ECO-FRIENDLY?

Yes! We use only eco-friendly packing which includes cassava plastic, paper and glass, plus cornstarch liners by the lovely people at Green Cell Foam.

DO YOU OFFER ALCOHOL?

Yes! We are licensed to delivery alcohol in Ontario to your door. We hire third party smart serve couriers. For purchases with alcohol, customers will be asked to provide a valid form of identification at time of delivery.

WHEN DO YOU DELIVER?

We offer deliveries at the end of every month by Friday 5PM.

WHERE DO YOU DELIVER?

Currently we ship via a reliable local courier anywhere in Southern Ontario, Canada for FREE. To verify your delivery zone, enter your City + Postal Code at checkout. 

WHAT IF I LIVE IN A CONDO / APARTMENT?

We recommend verifying your building policies to make sure that perishable products are welcome for delivery if you're not in.

For specific delivery instructions, please add this information under the "Order Notes" section at checkout.

WHAT IF I'M NOT HOME?

No one home? No problem. Our Culture Boxes are carefully packaged with eco-friendly, insulated material plus condensation free ice packs so your food stays fresh and dry while on its way to you. For best results, we recommend you place the contents in your refrigerator as soon as possible.

CAN'T FIND YOUR ANSWERS?

Send us an email from our contact page.