About Us: History + People
Janel Horton - Mastermind + Masterchef Behind Gourmet Dinner Service
Janel started cooking when her Dad built her an oven with red painted stove rings when she was 4 years old. Then, as a teenager, she hijacked her mother’s kitchen and started making homemade Rum Baba’s (classic French dessert cake) which she sold to Sydney’s leading restaurants.
When she moved into the cut throat world of finance her diet was a complete disaster, with no time to plan, shop or cook. Ending up at home late with what she called the invisible meal, an empty plate, had to stop.
So, in 1994 Janel traded the suit and stilettos for an apron and started Gourmet Dinner Service. Since then she’s cooked more than three million meals, been included in Business Review Weekly’s annual list of best female entrepreneurs and expanded her operations across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.
Passionate + Talented Chefs
Our Team Of Chefs - Passionate Foodies
Our kitchen is headed by foodies who love eating and love cooking. Coming from all corners of the globe they bring expertise, tradition, and authentic recipes…and none of them consider McDonalds a ‘restaurant’!
The kitchen team is like a well-oiled machine, turning out lovingly made meals ready for your table. Overseen by Singh, our Exec Chef all our recipes are tried and tested so your favourite meals always has the same great taste.
Christie, is our top tester Chef, our creative guru who is tasked with creating new meals for you each month. As a mum of three she is well qualified to know what will go down a treat in most families.
Gourmet Dinner Service has stood the test of time, keeping families happy, healthy and satisfied since 1994.
If you’re just too busy to cook, Gourmet Dinner Service is for you.
Gourmet Dinner Service offers wholesome, hearty, comforting and convenient meals, so you can spend your time focusing on the things that matter most to you.
Loved by every member of the family, both the young and the old, Gourmet Dinner Service meals are made with a mix of fresh, natural ingredients, a dash of imagination, and a serving of epicurean expertise.
And while there are hundreds of players in the ready-meal market today, ‘The Cream Rises to the Top’ as they say and that’s where we sit for these simple reasons:
Made by highly trained and accomplished chefs, our meals take inspiration from both Western and Eastern cultures, adding our own gourmet flare to the beloved family classic favourites.
We at Gourmet Dinner Service prepare our meals with our families in mind, so we only serve food that we know they will absolutely love and enjoy. Our meals don’t have preservatives, additives, or anything genetically modified. They are only made with fresh and top-quality ingredients, so you can ensure every bite is full of flavour without compromising the healthiness of every meal.
We understand how busy you are, so we ensure our meals are versatile and diverse.
There’s always something for everyone on our menu. We offer different meals catering to a wide range of customers with different dietary requirements and preferences. We also have a diverse range of authentic meals, from the Asian flavours to the Mediterranean and Western faves. With our chefs being so well versed with the different flavours, you can be sure there’s always something new for you and your family to explore.
- Great Quality and Convenient
Quality and convenience are our top priorities.
To ensure you get the best value for your hard-earned money, we only source superior ingredients from reputable Australian producers, such as free-range eggs and chicken and hormone-free Australian meats.
To preserve the quality and integrity of our food, we snap freeze our freshly cooked meals to lock in all the nutrients and flavour. This way, you and your family get all the goodness and taste you all deserve after having a long day.
We also ensure our services are convenient to you. Whether you’d prefer to do it on your own online, or chat with our lovely Customer Service Reps about their recommendations, you can order your meals however you want, wherever you want in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
We’re not just big on food, we’re also big on the environment. We care about reducing our environmental footprint, so our kitchens cook only what we need to create near-zero food waste. By ordering already cooked meals, you can also help reduce food waste in Australia while enjoying your meals without the guilt.
Our customer service is second to none because there are happy people on this end who will help answer questions and solve any issues. Our customer service team members are readily available to help you, from deciding what to eat to tracking down your order. Because who doesn’t love great customer service? We know what the frustration is like, so we ensure you get only the best customer experience from lovely people.
For any interest or enquiries, just call us on 1300 131 070. We look forward to chatting with you soon!
With over 25 years of experience, we have established systems to ensure your meals get delivered on time, so you can enjoy their deliciousness free of stress. We offer a range of delivery options, so you can get your meals at a date most convenient for you. If you’re always out and about and rarely home, you can also pick up your meals at a time most convenient for you during our operating hours.