FAQs

FoodSt is an online place where people connect over great, home-cooked food. We give time-poor people access to the wonderful foods already being cooked in their community, we help busy people eat better. At the same time we empower passionate home-cooks to share their food with others and earn an income working from home.

Everything we do centres around our mission to connect people through home-cooked food.  We scour the community for the most passionate cooks and their most delicious meals and bring them to you via two main services:

1. Pre-Made Meals
Our cooks prepare their signature dishes from scratch.  Their meals are cooked in the same way they would cook for their own families. We then quickly freeze the meals to retain maximum flavour and nutrition and deliver to you once a week. 

2. Hot Dinner Service (Northern Beaches only)
Our premium and original service where our cooks prepare your meals to order hot and ready-to-eat Monday's through to Thursday's. Orders close the night before.

Currently we provide our Pre-Made Meal Service to the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Inner West/Green Square with more areas to come soon!

We provide our Premium Hot Dinner Service only on the Northern Beaches and will be expanding soon.

We would love to service other areas so please, if you would like FoodSt in your area leave us a message!

Yes! Most important question we agree. We have a whole section on Food Safety which you can read here.

Please send us a message. We are always looking for new cooks! 

We do require ALL of our home cooks to hold a valid NSW Food Authority approved Food Safety Supervisor Certificate. This must be the Supervisor level. If you already have one that is great and if you don't we can point you in the right direction. There is a cost associated with this certification.

Great idea. 

We offer Gift Vouchers here

Pre-Made Meals
Our delivery cost for PreMade Meals is $10 per delivery and FREE over $75. This includes the cost of the delivery and our eco-friendly Woolcool delivery boxes and gel packs.

Delivery Times & Areas
We deliver between 9am and 7pm. We will message you the day before with an approximate window. **Please note all of our deliveries are made in an eco-friendly insulated box so your meals will stay frozen for a number of hours.

North Shore & Northern Beaches:
Deliveries every TUESDAY. Orders close Monday 12pm.

Inner West & Green Square:
Deliveries every WEDNESDAY. Orders close Tuesday 12pm. 


Minimum order is $40

Hot Dinner Service
Delivery is $4.95 for every meal that we have to pickup for you. So, if you order from one cook that's 4.95 and if you order from two cooks that 9.90.
Our deliveries are made between two windows: 5pm - 6.30pm and 6pm - 7.30pm. You can choose your window at checkout.
There is no minimum order for our Hot Dinner Service.

The wonderful thing about having a network of accredited, local cooks is the ability to source amazing services. Yes! If you need catering or a Private Chef please send us a message.

Our commitment to Food Safety means that we can not guarantee Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free or Dairy-Free meals. Although selling this type of food would be fantastic for both our business and the largely under served market for allergen free food, we believe that SAFETY comes first. You can read more about Food Safety here.

We can provide other dietary meals that are not allergen-specific such as Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo etc The availability of these types of meals depends on the cooks available in a specific area

Please contact us if there is an issue with your order. If for any reason you are unable to pickup or receive your meal please contact us here . If for any reason you are unhappy with your meal we will happily refund your order.

In so many ways but the most important one is this:

FoodSt doesn't mass produce meals in one kitchen, we find local home-cooks to make meals just like they would for their own families. We are looking to help local cooks feed their local community, many of which are stay at home mums, aspiring Masterchef's, retired chefs or caterers looking for more work etc

Our philosophy is about creating a community around cooking, encouraging people that love to cook to share their skills with others who don't have the time or capacity.

Our vision is to create this wonderful community where people work together.  This is absolutely different to any other meal service available today.

Other points of difference include:
- your meals are cooked for you so they don't require you to cook like recipe kits
- our meals are really, truly homemade meaning they are multicultural, exotic, traditional and absolutely delicious. They are recipes handed down through family generations and not designed by recipe writers looking to maximise profits.
- we do not add preservatives and shelf stabilisers. Our meals are freshly made from real ingredients.