Sydney Chefprep’s meal delivery service launched last year amid lockdown, sending frozen meals prepared by restaurants including Little Lagos, Stix and Olio. Now it has supplemented its delivery service with the launch of a new pantry range, stocking products from well-known and cult food companies – many of which are hard to find online.
Besides Chefprep, “Bourke Street Bakery products are only available in-store,” said co-founder Elle Curran. Large format. Other items, including Melbourne’s OGS Small Batch Tomato Sauce, are only available in Sydney via another online delivery platform. Chefprep will soon also stock dry pantry products from its partner restaurants.
For its pantry launch, the platform kicked off with a streamlined selection of small-batch products. Get homemade muesli, raw honey, tomato sauce and coffee beans from Bourke Street Bakery (Chefprep also delivers its pies and sausage rolls), plus smoked garlic chili sauce, beef jerky, habanero salt and Jalapeno Garlic Sauce from Erskineville’s Old Bones Chili Co.
“Our objective [is] on pantry products that are manufactured by our [restaurant] partners and artisan producers across Australia,” says Curran. “That means we focus on sourcing products that aren’t available online or are hard to find online. We also work with our partners to help them develop new pantry products… based on customer feedback and data.
While the inaugural range is limited to three brands, it is set to expand. Soon you’ll be able to get home pizza from Hank’s Hot Box; peanut butter, cakes and gelato from Leichhardt’s Peanut Butter Bar; and packs of gluten-free meatballs from House of Goodness.
Since its launch last July, the number of restaurants on the site has grown. Now you can pick up Butter’s Ramen Sets and Impossible “Beef” Lasagna, Foreign Return’s Indian Dishes, I Love Lupe’s DIY Taco Kits, and Maybe Frank’s Pizzas. Not only does the service allow you to order food from multiple restaurants at once, but you can also freeze the majority of meals for up to three months before putting them in the oven or microwave. Plus, it provides another avenue to support lockdown and hospital businesses hit by Covid restrictions.