MEET CIBO MEALS
Cibo (chee-bo) is the Italian word for food. We create locally prepared, fresh-to-jar meals delivered each week to spice up your dinners and lunches with internationally-inspired meals in reusable, environmentally-friendly Mason jars. There are many options out there for meal services that deliver ingredients and recipes to cook yourself, or use processed ingredients in too much plastic, but what about when you want a meal that is tasty and ready-to-eat within five minutes? Meet Cibo Meals, saving you from dining out or ordering take-out food that can be both unhealthy and costly. Based on a simple vegetarian diet, using a wide variety of produce, often locally provided, ancient grains, pastas, herbs, and most importantly, creativity, Cibo Meals is a new alternative to other meal delivery services, restaurants, and fast-food options. We are here to offer you la bella vita (the good life) in your meal choices!
MEET EMILY, C.E.O./COOK
Ciao! I am the owner and creator of Cibo Meals, and I love what my small, local business has grown into since I started it in 2016. I’ve always loved to cook and to travel, and I wanted a way to bring these two passions together. I also wanted to be more involved in the amazing communities in the Metro Denver area. As a longtime vegetarian, I felt there was a need for more internationally-inspired, wholesome vegetarian meals that are ready-to-eat without a lot of work. Hence, the creation of Cibo Meals.
Before starting Cibo Meals, I was an Interior Designer in New York and in Denver, which was a career that lent itself perfectly to the creative and detail-oriented nature of cooking. In early 2016 I left that career behind to pursue a life-long dream of living in Italy and learning the Italian language, and after three months in Lucca, Tuscany, I returned to Denver with a renewed dream to start a business that brought together my two loves, cooking good, clean food and traveling the world. ~Buon Cibo!
MEET LEIA, C.T.O.
Our Chief Tasting Officer (C.T.O.), Princess Leia, is a key member of the Cibo Meals Team, and she knows it! Whether she’s busy hiking the trails with Emily, or cooling off with one of our PAWS Pet Ice Cream jars on a hot day, she always has energy, love, and kisses to give out. And, she loves her position as our Chief Taster because it means she gets to enjoy any left-over ingredients after we’ve cooked and jarred for the week. Farro, Freekeh, Zucchini, Carrots, or Apples, Leia loves it all…especially when she’s watching her favorite movie series, Star Wars (she prefers the Original Trilogy, of course 😉 Leia makes every day at Cibo Meals a tail-wagging good time.
WEEKLY MEAL OPTIONS?
We order Cibo Meals regularly. Love how sustainable the business model is with reusable bags, jars etc. There’s hardly any waste if any at all. All the meal options are vegetarian and we love them — and we aren’t even vegetarians! You could easily add meat to any of the dishes, but we prefer them just as they come. There is always something new and delicious that I would never think to cook myself. Our toddler even likes it too (win!!)
My family loves Emily and Cibo meals. We are not vegetarian, but her vegetarian homemade meals are tasty and come with thoughtful dressings, sides and protein recommendations. We get them almost every week because they’re so convenient.