Frequently Asked

Buying a Turkey

How many people will my Chef's Pride turkey serve?

Approximately 1 pound of turkey will serve one person. Or, if you desire leftovers, plan for 1 ½ pounds per person.

What size Chef's Pride turkey should I buy?

We carry turkeys ranging in size from 10 - 22 pounds. Plan for approximately 1 pound of turkey per person or 1 ½ pounds if you desire leftovers. A 13 to 15-pound Chef's Pride Festive Turkey accommodates 8 to 10 people.

Preparing a Turkey

How should I thaw my Chef's Pride Turkey?

Leave turkey in original bag. Place the turkey in a tray in the refrigerator for 3-4 days allowing 24 hours for every 5 pounds -OR- cover with cold water and thaw allowing 30 minutes per pound, changing water frequently. Do not thaw your turkey at room temperature.

How do I prepare my Chef's Pride turkey for roasting?

When the turkey is thawed, remove the neck and giblet bag from the turkey. Reserve neck and giblets for your stuffing and gravy recipes. Rinse turkey inside and out. If you are not going to be roasting the turkey at this time, refrigerate promptly.

How will I know when my Chef's Pride turkey is done roasting?

Roasting times vary with the size of the turkey, whether it is stuffed and the oven temperature. Roast until "Chef's Timer" pops up or until meat thermometer placed in the breast registers 180° F or the stuffing registers 165° F. If you do not have a meat thermometer, check the turkey at the estimated time by piercing with a fork. The turkey is done when the juices run clear. See cooking chart for roasting estimates.

What do I do when my Chef's Pride turkey is done?

When the turkey is done remove it from the oven. Lift it out of the roasting pan with large serving utensils and transfer it to a carving platter or board. Reserve pan juices to make gravy if desired. Cover loosely with foil. Let it rest at least 15 minutes before carving for easier slicing. And, of course, ENJOY!

How do I roast my Chef's Pride turkey?

Season turkey to your preference. Preheat oven to 325°F to 350°F. Place turkey breast-side up in a shallow roasting pan. Cover the turkey with foil to prevent over browning. Position turkey in the middle of the oven. To brown, roast the turkey uncovered for the last 30 minutes. Roast until "Chef's Timer" pops up or until meat thermometer placed in the thigh registers 160°F, the breast registers 180°F, or the stuffing registers 165°F. See cooking chart for roasting estimates.

Order questions

How soon before my delivery should I place an order?

It is always a good idea to place your order as soon as you know you are going to order from us. Because we are a seasonal business we run out of certain sizes. If you wait too long, inventory may be limited on the size you want to purchase. Once ordered, you can change your delivery date and quantity up to 14 days prior to your scheduled delivery date.

Can my company get delivery on the day and time we choose?

Yes! Chef's Pride can arrange for the delivery of your order on the day and time you wish. We recognize there are shift changes that occur at certain times and that it's important the delivery is there prior to the shift change. We typically ask for a 2-4 hour delivery window.

Can I change my order?

Yes. We ask that you change your order no less than 14 days prior to your scheduled delivery.

How are the turkeys and hams loaded in the truck?

Your order will arrive palletized on a standard (40x48) 4-way, shrink-wrapped pallet. We ask that you exchange pallets with us if you need to keep the order on the delivered pallets. There may be a charge for pallets if there is no exchange.

How long will the turkeys remain frozen once they are delivered?

Obviously, this depends on numerous factors such as where the turkeys are stored, temperature, turkey size, etc. We suggest keeping the entire palletized order packed together on the pallet in the coolest place possible. To maintain temperature, pallets can be covered with a moving blanket.

How to purchase

Would you like a quote?

Request a quote here.

Where does Chef's Pride ship?

We ship to all 48 states in the continental US.

What credit cards are accepted?

We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover Cards.

Where is Chef's Pride located?

Chef's Pride Gifts is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan. Click here to view our additional locations and distribution centers.




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