All dozen of the chicken breasts must be shredded for the salad. The thick pork chops have to be thoroughly baked, and the medley of spices on the shrimp have to marinate into each prawn.

These are just some of the foods that co-owners Jennifer Wilcox and Jeremy Jordan cook as the chefs for their business, The Picnic Basket Meal Market.

As the one-year anniversary of The Picnic Basket approaches, they do not seem to be slowing down.

Wilcox elaborated on how the market generally operates, from receiving the ingredients to selling the products.

“It comes in that back door raw, and we prep it, cook it, cool it and pack it,” Wilcox said. “And it comes out here once it’s labeled, and then everyone can come pick out what they want for dinner.”

She added that the items are all a la carte, which allows customers to mix and match the entrees and sides that they want.

The two chefs elaborated on what led them to start the market in Watkinsville. 

For more on this story, see the June 6 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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