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UCOOK is committed to safely delivering fresh ingredients from local suppliers to households in South Africa.


How it works

Cooking made easy

Pre-proportioned ingredients, a flexible subscription + no supermarket trips make cooking a breeze.

Master the art of cooking

Learn to cook recipes prepared by our team of chefs, and discover new dishes in minutes

Eat Ethically

Our organic, pasture reared and seasonal ingredients help you to eat well and live better

Food Philosophy

Our suppliers / Pasture-reared meat Organic vegetables

Ryan Boon

Founded in 2011, Ryan Boon is specialised butcher that supplies some of Cape Town’s finest restaurants. A focus on pasture-reared and sustainably-sourced meat makes Ryan the ethical butcher of choice and the go-to for the best cuts in the game.


The Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) launched Philippi Urban Agricultural Academy to empower and train emerging farmers in the Western Cape, who now have access to markets to sell their organic fruits, herbs and vegetables.


UCOOK came about in 2014 when two friends, David Torr and Chris Verster Cohen, noticed a gap in the market for convenient, healthy dinner solutions. After officially launching the business in 2015, they were quickly joined by a few friends, and proceeded to operate the young start-up out of a garage in Cape Town, packing each box themselves.

From 24 boxes in their first delivery round to tens of thousands in 2018, a warehouse space in Joburg and Cape Town, and now a team of 50, UCOOK has established itself as South Africa’s favourite dinner kit service in just 3 years.

Our young, dynamic team is forever striving to make your life easier – we’re learning as we go and hope that we can continue to make your weeknights all the more enjoyable with every box we deliver.

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