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 home delivered 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

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 6 years ago launched Dietlicious, a gourmet diet range which has been getting fantastic reviews.

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Sebastien Houillon Executive chef

Our recipe for success starts in the kitchen. The team are led by our French Executive Chef, Sebastien Houillon, who comes from a Michelin restaurant background. Lured to Australia by the wealth of fresh produce and the chance to surf every day, Sebastien adds his own special Gallic expertise + charm to the kitchen. He is passionate about food and frozen in particular. His motto is frozen is 'fresher than fresh'. Check out his videos on this subject.

Singh

Singh Head Chef

Head Chef, Singh brings Indian experience, exquisite expertise and secret recipes passed down through the generations. That’s why our curries and eastern meals are so perfectly spiced! He understands the subtle flavouring in food which is necessary to season and balance the flavours in a meal. He takes this one step further focusing on the consistency of every meal. For you this means that your favourite meals taste the same each time.