Why Gourmet Dinner Service?
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 most respected, innovative meal companies, with commercial kitchens in three states and employing a multicultural, passionate team.
Profits stay in Australia. Since we started in 2010, we’ve cooked millions of meals and helped countless happy customers save time, feel great and achieve their healthy eating goals. Unlike many of the big players in the industry, we’re proud that all our profits stay right here on Australian soil.
100% sustainable, eco-friendly packaging. In 2020, we were the first prepared meals company to make the switch to environmentally-friendly packaging options. 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 cook to set recipes, our kitchens create near zero food waste.
Wholesome meals. With a little culinary magic, our creative chefs transform fresh wholefood into superbly wholesome meals. With top marks for nutritional content, our meals taste home-made, but even better because we have done the cooking for you AND you still lose weight and improve your health.
No fake foods or additives. Cooking from scratch is the only way we know how to cook so we never use any preservatives, additives or genetically modified anything here. Because we freeze our meals there’s no reason to add any nasty stuff - freezing is nature’s preservative.
Passionate + talented chefs. 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’!
Authentic taste. We do small batch cooking and hand-serve using real ingredients so you get a boutique style ready-meal that can be easily claimed as your own
The secret is our herbs and spices. True enough, you can’t build flavour in a meal without The Holy Trinity of flavours; garlic, herbs and spices and the key is the combination and balance. We draw inspiration from all over the planet, so there’s plenty of cuisines to choose from on our menu.