Dietlicious Ethos

About Us: History + People

Janel Janel

Janel Horton - Mastermind + Masterchef Behind Dietlicious

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.

Sebastien Sebastien

Sebastien Houillon

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.

Dr Jo Dr Jo

Dr Joanna McMillan

Dr Joanna and Dietlicious have partnered as we share the same eating philosophy. We both recommend eating meals balanced with nutrient dense vegetables, a good source of protein, smart carbs and good fats. Sometimes you need to outsource the cooking and other times you just need healthy recipe ideas. Either way Dietlicious and Dr Joanna have got you covered!

We recommend you always keep a supply of healthy meals in your freezer for those nights you are too busy to cook and subscribe to Dr Joanna’s Get Lean program for the inspiration, information and support you need to get lean and stay lean for life.

Want to know more about the Dr Joanna Get Lean program? Click here for more information.

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. Brooke looks after the marketing and public relations, spreading the good word. While Martina looks after all things digital and social media. Please call Melissa if you have any questions, or Brooke 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.

Our Drivers

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 Nick, Greg and Gypsy 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!