Home Chef to create more than 1,200 jobs in DeKalb County

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Governor Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Home Chef, a meal kit delivery service, will create more than 1,200 jobs and invest $3.35 million in a new DeKalb County facility by 2020.

“Home Chef is among the many innovative companies using Georgia’s high-performing transportation infrastructure to grow their distribution network,” said Deal. “By establishing this new facility and utilizing the state’s skilled workforce, Home Chef will be able to reach more of the Southeastern market and meet the needs of a growing customer base. I look forward to the company’s continued investment and growth in our state.”

Home Chef’s new facility will serve as a wholesale purchasing, assembling, packaging and distribution center. To house the new center, the company will lease a 140,000-square-foot facility on Lithonia Industrial Boulevard.

“Home Chef’s presence in DeKalb will be the first meal kit delivery service production facility in metro Atlanta, an exciting new concept taking the nation by storm,” said Decide DeKalb President Ray Gilley.

Home Chef currently employs more than 500 people nationwide in marketing, technology, production and customer service. The company delivered more than 1 million meals in 2015 and expanded to nationwide service in 2016.