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Meet the Team

The Talented People Behind Gourmet Dinner ServiceMeet the Team

The GDS Team


Over 20 years’ experience means we must be doing something right! Our gourmet ready meals are full of flavour and cooked by a team of passionate chefs that care about what you serve your family.

Key team members are still working at GDS after 10 years which says a lot about a company caring for its staff.


Janel Horton Mastermind + Masterchef behind GDS

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 two million meals, been included in Business Review Weekly’s annual list of best female entrepreneurs and 8 years ago launched Dietlicious, a gourmet diet range which is now one of the fastest growing companies for diet and healthy ready meals delivered.



  • Role: Founder of GDS




Singh Executive Chef

Head Chef, Singh brings his comprehensive experience, Indian heritage and exquisite secret recipes passed down through the generations. That’s why our curries and eastern meals are so perfectly spiced! He understands the subtlety needed to elegantly season and balance a meal. Singh takes this one step further focusing too on the consistency of every meal. For you this means that your favourite meals taste equally delicious each and every time.


  • Role: Executive Chef