Chef Piquanti personally buys and reviews gourmet food, prepared meals, and diet meal delivery services. His unique rating method evaluates these services on the prices charged for the products he purchased. A "thumbs up" means he would buy the product again at the posted price, and a "thumbs down" means that he would not.

This unique process helps the consumer to choose services that represent the best value for their money.

It is a very interesting twist, as a very good meal could get a "thumbs down" if it is even just a dollar over what the Chef would pay for it again. Conversely, a less-expensive  meal could score a "thumbs up" based on its value.

Chef Piquanti also reviews restaurants and gourmet food gifts in the same manner. Consumers are invited to share their thoughts and comments on the website's blog.