About Us

Making Dinner Simple and Delicious Without all the Work.

HomeCooked was founded in December 2006 by Claire Phillips Guarino to solve dinner dilemmas for local families juggling packed work, school & activity schedules. Claire wanted to make it easy for her clients to get meals they could feel good about serving onto their family’s dinner tables without all the usual work.

Originally from Lancaster, PA, Claire graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business and started working for Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products business in marketing. Claire’s HomeCooked business idea developed from her time in Southern California, where Guarino & her (now) husband had demanding careers and worked long hours. With no energy to put good meals on the table (despite loving to cook and entertain), they turned to take out & convenience foods.

In 2006, she saw an opportunity to provide a healthy, convenient solution for families facing similar struggles and decided to use the idea to propel a move back to the east coast. Originally conceived as a "meal prep kitchen" for clients to assemble meals, over the past ten years the business has evolved based on client demand and now offers pick up, delivery, holiday menus and an extensive kids cooking program including camps, workshops and birthday parties.

Fast forward ten years, and in addition to HomeCooked Claire and her husband Paul are now parents to two young sons and live in Phoenixville. When not working on HomeCooked, you may find Claire at early morning bootcamp classes, listening to business books in the car or catching up on any episodes of Shark Tank.

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Phone: 610.647.1002
1 Paoli Plaza, Paoli, PA 19301 (across N Valley Rd from the Paoli Train Station)