The Convenient Chef - 5830 Ash Avenue Powell River, BC - 604.483.9944  or 604.414.5376

From Marika's Kitchen to Your Table

The Convenient Chef Powell River Frozen Gourmet Food Delivery or Pick Up

Download and print our new take-out menu!

Download our Senior's Meal Program Brochure

Senior's Meal Program consists of 5 "Chef's Choice" Meals for $50.00 (Optional: Add $10 more and get 5 desserts OR 5 soups as well)

Order by Sunday for free Wednesday delivery or pick-up (within city limits). Call 604.483.9944 or 604.414.5376 or email



Good Food & Convenience in Powell River, BC

We use local (100-mile) and seasonal ingredients, to maximize nutrition and taste, without additives or preservatives.

Offering gourmet meat-based & vegetarian selections for a local & discerning Powell River clientèle.

Former Tree Frog Bistro owner and award-winning Chef Marika Varro's The Convenient Chef is an exciting new business in Powell River with a unique approach to serving people delicious prepared dishes and catering.

We're located in that little yellow house at the crossroads of Ash and Marine Ave in Townsite (just up from Townsite Brewing) that houses our kitchen and retail outlet.

The Convenient Chef is creating ready to 'heat-and-eat' meals and individual dishes in various portions, to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Packaging is high quality, PBA free and meals can be heated in conventional ovens or microwave.

We aim to delight with a great selection of nutritionally balanced, additive-free, flash-frozen or chilled restaurant quality options, while supporting our local farmers and economy. Download and print our new take-out menu, and check out our "Chef's Choice" Senior's Meal Program brochure,  then  give us a call at 604.483.9944 or 604.414.5376 (Weekdays 10AM-6PM or leave a message) or email to pre-order for pick-up or delivery, and if you have any questions.

Pre-pay for a month and it will be at your door every Wednesday.

The Convenient Chef is perfect for:

  • Busy professionals
  • Seniors (children who live out of town can pre-order nutritious meals for their parents)
  • Bachelors/singles
  • Families on the go or with new baby
  • Date night at home
  • Injured or Extended care
  • Institutional and home care providers
  • Boaters, hunters, and vacationers heading to the cabin or camping
  • Emergency meals
  • Those who like the convenience of a prepared delicious meal or meal selections

Customized meal contract conveniently delivered to the your door with drop off catering also available to businesses, offices, and homes.

Meetings, special occasions, and events are all good reasons to take advantage of the excellent cuisine provided by the Convenient Chef.

No tax applied and free delivery on $40 order within city limits.

Each seasonal menu is also based on your requests and, of-course, on our chefs' inspiration.

Contact us with your ideas, and Check out our image galleries and news on our Facebook Page.


Marika Varro – owner/general manager

Born in Budapest, Hungary to busy parents, Marika spent a lot of her childhood in the country side where her grandparents had a vineyard. Great memories of crushing grapes barefoot and being around farm animals. Her grandmother was an excellent cook and being around her all the time, Marika developed a deep passion for cooking from a very young age, learning the basics of meal preparation from her grandmother. Marika is self-taught, loves to read and learn about food, a day doesn’t go by without reading, learning something food or business related.

Marika has over 30 years’ experience in the food service industry. She owned and operated various successful food and wine related businesses since 1991, most recently here in Powell River; WestView U-Vin, U-Brew and the Tree Frog Bistro. 1991 in Calgary started a catering business All Occasion Catering, changed hands in 2014 along with the Tree Frog Bistro. Her dream was always to create signature dishes from local ingredients; this new business venture will fulfil that.

Chef Marika Varro photo The Convenient Chef
The Convenient Chef,  Marika Varro

Check out Marika's blog, Tastefull!

no replies

Leave your comment