Wellingtons isn’t just another food delivery service; it’s a Los Angeles-based company that has taken a classic dish and made it more accessible and versatile. Specializing in ready-to-bake Beef Wellington and its many variations, Wellingtons strives to simplify the process of enjoying high-quality meals in the comfort of your own home. With a focus on natural ingredients and no preservatives, the brand has gained traction among those looking for quality meals without the fuss of complex preparation.
Wellingtons Before Shark Tank
Wellingtons owes its inception to a challenge familiar to many: the quest for the perfect dinner. Founders Arya and Anastasia Alexander faced this predicament one pandemic night, finding themselves dissatisfied with overly complex or humdrum recipe options. Instead of settling, they embarked on a culinary adventure that led to the creation of their now-famous Wellington dishes. Over the span of three months, they fine-tuned their recipes, serving them to friends and family every Wednesday. This endeavor was not confined to just the traditional Beef Wellington; they expanded their offerings to include unique twists like Chicken Pot Pie Wellington, Salmon Welly, and even Breakfast and Burger Wellingtons.
Their experiments met with overwhelming approval, and two years later, Wellingtons operates out of a commercial kitchen in Los Angeles. No longer a small, home-based operation, the company has partnered with established marketplaces like Pink Dot, Goldbelly, and Locale Market to distribute their Wellingtons nationwide. In a true fairytale ending to their culinary journey, Arya and Anastasia also tied the knot in June 2022.
Wellingtons has succeeded in making the classic dish accessible and versatile, catering to diverse palates and occasions. Their product line offers a range of sizes and ingredients, ensuring there’s a Wellington for everyone.
Personal Classic Beef Wellington: For the traditionalist, this dish features a center-cut filet mignon, or Chateaubriand, coated with dijon mustard and a shallot and garlic mushroom duxelle, all wrapped in a puff pastry. It is then topped off with a mix of flaky salt, rosemary, and thyme.
Large Beef Wellington: Designed for sharing, this version takes the classic beef wellington up a notch. It includes a 16-ounce Chateaubriand filet mignon, making it an ample dish that can serve 2-4 people.
XL Beef Wellington: This one caters to larger gatherings, featuring a 32-ounce Chateaubriand filet mignon. Like the Large Beef Wellington, it uses the company’s homemade mushroom garlic and shallot duxelle and is recommended for 4-6 people.
Cheeseburger Beef Wellington: This fusion dish comes with two custom-blend beef patties filled with cheddar cheese and topped with grilled onions and jalapeños, all enveloped in a sesame-seed adorned puff pastry.
Breakfast Wellington: For morning or brunch lovers, this dish includes scrambled eggs, crispy hash browns, turkey sausage, and sharp cheddar cheese, wrapped in a puff pastry and topped with ‘everything but the bagel’ seasoning.
Cheeseburger Welly Bites: These are bite-sized versions of the Cheeseburger Wellington, featuring prime sirloin ground beef, sharp cheddar, fresh jalapenos, and grilled onions.
Buffalo Chicken Welly Bites: For fans of spice, these bites have chicken breast marinated in a special hot sauce, with a dash of mozzarella to keep the meat juicy, all enclosed in puff pastry.
Nutellington with Nutella: Last but not least, Wellingtons even has a dessert option. Their take on a cannoli uses puff pastry instead of the traditional fried shell, filled with Nutella to satisfy those with a sweet tooth.
The dishes arrive frozen and ready to bake, with instructions provided to ensure a stress-free gourmet experience. The ready-to-bake aspect makes these dishes practical for those who wish to enjoy high-quality food without the time-consuming preparation.