What ingredients are used?
Locally sourced, real ingredients are what we use in all our meals. We don’t use any preservatives, additives or genetically modified foods. Fresh herbs, onion, garlic and spices are used to create unique flavour bases. All meals are cooked from scratch in our kitchens with premium produce.
For a full list of ingredients for any dish please click on the photo of the meal. Full nutritional information is also provided for every meal. We update our meals seasonally so you’ll always have new flavours to enjoy.
Who cooks my meals?
Sebastien Houillon is our French executive chef and he is assisted by Indian master chef Gupreet Singh and a team of inspired sous chefs. The combined skills of our kitchen results in an extensive menu of global flavours that will leave you enjoying every mouthful.
What if I'm allergic to some foods?
It is the Customer’s responsibility to refer to the Nutritional Panel and Ingredients of each meal before purchasing GDS meals. Please check each meal for anything you may be allergic to. In our kitchen we use milk, egg, gluten, seafood, peanuts, other nuts, sesame seed and capsicum and cannot guarantee a total absence of these products in any of our meals. If you require specific dietary guidance, we strongly suggest consultation with your Doctor before consuming GDS meals. We accept no liability to any allergic reaction, by a Customer, including expectant mothers, as a result of consuming GDS meals. If you have a life threatening allergy it is advisable not to eat ready meals such as GDS.
Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
Our food is designed for general healthy eating however you may select our gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free icons for suitable options. Our sister company Dietlicious offers small meals for weight loss and more gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free options.
Unfortunately we are unable customise meals due to our cooking schedule and our meals being cooked in batches.
Can I eat Gourmet Dinner Service meals while pregnant or breastfeeding?
All of our meals are free from any preservatives so are perfectly healthy for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, though it is always best to consult your healthcare professional(s) before starting a diet or embarking on a particular type of eating plan.
How many calories per serve
The Nutritional information refers to the whole meal. Where is states a meal serves 1-2 you can half the nutritionals if you are getting 2 serves from the meal.
How do I store my meals?
Meals can be stored in the freezer for up to 4 months. Once defrosted, they can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. Fresh food ie salads and vegetables can be stored for 4/5 days in fridge. They can’t be frozen. Please see labels for used and storage information.
How do I serve my meals?
Each meal has easy instructions on how to heat or cook. If you are using the oven you need to transfer food from the plastic containers to an oven proof dish before heating. Foil packaged meals need to have the lid removed prior to heating. All meals can be heated using a microwave (including foil containers), with the exception of those meals which need to be cooked.
As we are closed on weekends, please be aware that any fresh components ie salad and vegetables will have a shorter shelf life than week day deliveries due to the orders being packed on Friday afternoon.