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Why Gourmet Dinner Service?

Australian Owned

Gourmet Dinner Service is 100% Australian owned and operated. We got our start in Janel’s home kitchen with a few dollars and a lot of hard work. Since then, we’ve grown into one of Australia’s largest ready-made meal companies, with commercial kitchens in three states and employing teams of chefs, drivers, customer service staff and more.

Profits stay in Australia. Since 1994, we’ve cooked up many millions of meals and helped countless happy customers save time, feel great, feed their families and eat well. Unlike many of the big players in the industry, we’re proud that all our profits stay right here on Australian soil.


Environmentally Committed

100% sustainable, eco-friendly packaging. In 2020, we were the first prepared meals company to make the switch to sustainable, eco-friendly packaging options for all our frozen meals and refrigerated salads. Our meal trays are made from plant sources, and are biodegradable and compostable. The lids are recyclable. This year alone, we will stop using 2 million+ plastic containers and lids, and 50,000+ single use plastic bags.

Polystyrene delivery boxes, re-used 12 times before recycled. Instead of ending up in landfill, our polystyrene delivery boxes are re-used an average of 12 times before we recycle them back to the manufacturer. Our delivery drivers will happily collect your used boxes when they drop off your next order. In the areas where we use courier partners who are unable to collect your poly box, we ask customers to re-use or check for your nearest EPSA Recycle Centre.

Zero food waste. Because we plan our production, purchase our ingredients according to scheduled quantities and cook to set recipes, our kitchens create near zero food waste.

Ingredient Integrity

Taste + quality never compromised.. Our premium ingredients are delivered to our kitchens fresh every day from markets, farms and trusted local suppliers. Fruit and vegetables are chosen for seasonal perfection; our seafood is top quality, including sashimi grade Tasmanian salmon; and all meat and chicken is hormone-free.

Creativity. With a little culinary magic, our creative chefs transform these fresh, natural ingredients into mouth-watering meals. With top marks for nutrition and variety, our meals are as comforting as home-cooking, only better! Fresh-cooked daily and then snap frozen to lock in the goodness, you’ll appreciate that the quality and taste of each meal is optimally maintained.

No fake foods or additives. We never use any preservatives, additives, E numbers or genetically modified anything here. We believe that what we leave out is just as important as what we put in!

Flavour Diversity

Passionate + talented chefs. Our recipe for success starts with our passion for food and our talented team in the kitchen. Drawn from almost every continent on Earth, our crew of professional chefs bring their 5 star talents, techniques and authentic recipes to our menu for you to enjoy.

Restaurant quality. Founded on the philosophy that convenience food needn’t be tasteless, we’ve set the bar high and continued to create restaurant-quality meals that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

The secret is our herbs and spices. We use plenty of real herbs and aromatic spices, alongside a wide range of cooking methods designed to maximise the taste of our fresh ingredients and delight your tastebuds. You’ll enjoy the true flavours in our Indian and South East Asian curries, our Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and classic European dishes. In fact, you won’t find a better tasting frozen meal anywhere!