Home Chef opens Atlanta-area production center

July 21, 2022

Home Chef opens Atlanta-area production center

Meal solutions provider Home Chef, part of The Kroger Co., has expanded its Southeast footprint to a new production center that brings more capacity and additional efficiencies.

Chicago-based Home Chef said Tuesday that it has leased a 181,000 square-foot location at 2120 Skyview Dr. in Douglasville, Ga., about 20 miles west of Atlanta. The new facility marks Home Chef’s first to incorporate a full-service kitchen for cooking and batch production of ingredients to be used in the brand’s meals, the company noted. Going forward, the 6,000 square-foot kitchen will handle the cooking of vegetables, starches and grains, as well as in-house sauce production.

In addition, the Douglasville production center marks Home Chef’s first single-tenant facility and is equipped with state-of-the-art features such as an upgraded food-safe material design, cleaning processes and facility flow, the meals company reported.

“Our Atlanta facility is a foundational part of delivering high-quality meals to our customers in the South and beyond,” Erik Jensen, CEO of Home Chef, said in a statement. “This brand new center will make our production and distribution even more efficient so we can continue to bring fans easy, delicious recipes.”