The Culinistas, a Manhattan-based food prep service, is sending their team of chefs out to the Hamptons for the summer. A good thing, because for those going East to get away from it all, “all” might include cooking. In the city, time-strapped working mothers like Nadine Abramcyk and Adair Ilyinsky (of tenoverten) and Rachel Blumenthal (of Rockets of Awesome) rely on the Culinistas to assist with weekly meal prep for their families. From June 21 to September 18, their new membership service is catering to anyone entertaining friends and family—they’ll do everything from stock the fridge to help you plan a BBQ for a large group. Here’s how it works: The team will design a menu (they lean heavily on local farm stands like Bhumi Fams, Mecox Bay Dairy, and Serene Green), a chef will do the shopping, cook, serve, and handle clean-up. If you’re planning a larger gathering, the team is happy to help coordinate rentals, waitstaff, etc., as well. A sample menu checks all the boxes—there’s apricot dressed spinach and beets with seared cucumber tabbouleh to start, a spiced skirt steak with arugula gremolata, and blueberry semolina cake for dessert.

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