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 one million meals, been included in Business Review Weekly’s annual list of best female entrepreneurs and successfully launched Dietlicious, her gourmet diet range which is now available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.
Our recipe for success starts in the kitchen. Leading our team is 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, imagination and charm to the kitchen.
Sous Chef, Gupreet 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.
In our kitchen brigade we have chefs from almost every continent, who all bring their 5 star talents, techniques and authentic recipes to our menu for you to enjoy.
Zoe Bingley-Pullin is a passionate foodie, nutritionist and an internationally trained Cordon Bleu chef. After graduating from the Le Cordon Bleu School in London and gaining her Diploma of Nutrition, Zoe started her food and nutrition career working in the South of France. This amazing experience eventually led Zoe to bringing her zest for health and nutrition back to Australia where she is known for her love for food.
Zoe’s food philosophy is all about eating well to enjoy the best lifestyle possible. This means enjoying food, being educated about food and truly understanding how food and good nutrition can increase your overall health, happiness and performance, in all aspects of life.
It is Zoe’s passion for food that is her driving force to continually inspire and help people to embrace the many benefits of food through education. Zoe believes, by simply improving people’s knowledge and understanding of nutrition, this helps to empower people to create and sustain a healthier and more delicious life.
Therefore, Zoe’s message is to have a balanced food and nutrition foundation. Through eating nutrient dense wholefoods, rather than focusing on deprivation and restriction, this will always better serve your health, leave you feeling more satisfied as well as being more excited by food.
As the Dietlicious consulting Nutritionist, Zoe is now sharing her amazing wealth of knowledge of food, nutrition with us, as well as reminding us of the importance of nourishing oneself from the inside out. That’s why we are so excited to welcome Zoe the Dietlicious team, together we combine our knowledge, inspiration and passion for food, health and wellbeing for happier and healthier lives.
Dietlicious was established in 2010 with the objective of creating a gourmet range of healthy, calorie-controlled prepared meals. Utilising only the best quality produce and no additives or preservative, our team of chefs proved that diet food didn’t need to be bland. In just eight years, we’ve grown to be one of the largest healthy ready-made meal companies in the marketplace. We’ve cooked hundreds of thousands of meals and helped countless happy customers save time, feel great, achieve their ideal weight and healthy eating goals. Here’s what we believe in; it’s the secret to our success:
1. Convenience – save yourself the time and energy you’d normally spend on shopping and cooking and let us do it for you. Our service is easy to use, flexible and caters to all types of eating preferences. 2. Taste – our food really is in a class of its own! We provide the most enjoyable and delicious meals, created by our team of accomplished chefs who know how to combine ingredients and create flavour. You won’t find a better tasting frozen meal anywhere! 3. Health – our nutritionist-endorsed meals are freshly prepared and contain only top quality, natural, wholefood ingredients. We don’t use any preservatives or additives and we snap-freeze so that all the vital nutrients remain intact. 4. Value – our chef-made meals are number 1 in the industry for quality and worth, containing the best produce and higher protein levels than other providers. 5. Integrity – we care about the food we cook for you and thanks to our friendly drivers, you can rely on it arriving on time and in excellent condition. We are also proud that our kitchens create near zero food waste.
So, with all that said, we invite you to compare our meals with other meal delivery services. There is simply no comparison! Our ingredients, preparation and flavours are better and we stand by that. It’s a question of love, from our kitchen to yours.
Customer Service, Administration + Marketing
We pride ourselves on providing you with the best service. Melissa, our Customer Service Manager, is one of the friendly voices of Dietlicious and Gourmet Dinner Service. Anita looks after the public relations, spreading the good word. While Nicole looks after all things marketing, digital, SEO and social media. Please call Melissa if you have any questions, or Anita if you are interested in writing about or reviewing our food.
Nutritional Know How
We are endorsed by some of Australia’s best known nutrition and healthy lifestyle experts including Dr Joanna McMillan, Catherine Saxelby and Renee Leonard-Stainton. Please see a nutritionist if you need personalised dietary advice.
We have 8 vans on the roads in 3 cities delivering food 5/6 days per week. Some of you will be familiar with your local drivers. In Sydney Greg, Peter and Jack are the local drivers zipping around the worst traffic jams. In Melbourne Mohammed, Sam + Bobby agree the streets are better laid out but drivers don't give way and in Brisbane, Brent + Andrew almost have the roads to themselves!