The concept here is ultimately to assist home chefs of all skill levels in preparing elegant, satisfying meals without the fuss of shopping or chopping. Think of the staff as your sous chefs. With the growing list of menus you pick from, caper simplifies the actual cooking process by setting you up with all the necessary ingredients prepped for you. Even the proportions are doled out for the size of your party. This is also known as 'mise-en-place' in proper cooking terms, in which all the ingredients are prepared and ready to combine for cooking. You still do the actual cooking, so really, you're not cheating, but merely taking a shortcut.

- Excerpt from a roundup by Gloria Tai