Follow your cooking dreams without quitting your day job

Follow your cooking dreams without quitting your day job

December 26, 2017

By Georgia Scapens for FoodSt

My sister is a fabulous cook. I’ve talked about her in a previous blog post - she’s one of those people who you look at and think: why on earth are you not a chef?

Her food is both seemingly effortless and mouth-wateringly good. And beyond that, cooking brings her so much joy. Her eyes light up when she finds the perfect combination of flavours and she bounces around the kitchen with so much energy, a champion of multi-tasking. Watching her in the kitchen is a total delight.

But there are a couple of very easy answers as to why she isn’t a chef, even though she’d love to be. My sister is a surgical nurse in a day clinic, and she is also a full-time single mum. Chefs are generally required to work early mornings or late nights, and those are both times that she has committed to her children.

As a family we’ve talked about ways that she could fulfil her dream of cooking – like a small catering business that she could run during the day – but it has never quite been feasible. The risk of giving up her nursing job and pouring her savings into a new and unknown career is too much, and being a single parent she has always worried about the time and energy it would take to build a business from the ground up.

This year we stumbled across Food St, and with it came the solution. My sister can choose the nights that she wants to cook, she fits it around her nursing hours and she prepares the meals while her kids sit at the kitchen counter and do their homework. She has a little extra money in her pocket each week and she is doing what she loves.

Now, every Tuesday and Thursday, my sister’s kitchen is noisy with chatter and full of delicious smells, and she couldn’t be happier.

FoodSt enables passionate home cooks to sell their delicious meals from home. To find out about becoming a cook go to 


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Word on the Street

Which Trendy Kitchen Gadgets Do You Really Need?
Which Trendy Kitchen Gadgets Do You Really Need?

August 21, 2019

There’s always a new kitchen tool, appliance or gadget, often showcased on a TV commercial with ‘Buy one, get one free!’ or chasing you around on instagram, but which ones are really worthwhile?

Read More

Important Update about Deliveries
Important Update about Deliveries

August 10, 2019

We’re always on the lookout for ways we can improve our service to you, and in our latest round of customer interviews we heard some great feedback. We're excited to announce that we are now are able to deliver TWICE a week and you have the ability to order ahead.

Read More

Why we love home made meals
Why we love home made meals

July 08, 2019

Home-made meals are the absolute foundation of what we do at Food St.There are so many benefits of home-cooking, which have totally shaped our values as a business.

Read More

Portion Sizing Information


As a guide:

Protein per serve = 150 - 200g 
Total Weight per serve = 300 - 400g
Anything less than these weights are tagged as "LIGHT MEALS"

To help you decide on portion sizing:

 1 Adult 1 Serving
2 Adults 2 Servings
2 Adults & 2 Children under 10  3 Servings
2 Adults, 1 Child under 10 and 1 Older Child 3 Servings