Progressively, we eliminate the vast majority of processed food. We like our food inputs to be as minimally processed as possible. There are no pies or packets of chips.
This covers all artificial flavorings, artificial preservatives and artificial colourings. We all know why.
No junk food, Ever.
We believe in wholesome food made of whole unprocessed produce. We fill our menu with real foods from Pizza to Pasta, from Curry to Risotto. Our whole foods are exciting and tasty which is why you will love it!
We focus on simple traditional foods you and will recognize and connect with. Our food is familiar, flavorsome and comfortable yet interesting so the kids will experiment and explore new things.
Fresh, seasonal food is our passion. We source it, we make delicious wholesome food from it and we serve it.
In our mind dietary fibre goes up by increasing fresh produce and removing processed foods. Remove junk food and excess fat and sugar goes too. Simple.
This covers the local food concept, striving to reduce food miles wherever possible. We use local fresh foods wherever they are a viable alternative. Seasonality is also key to our operations.
If used at all, our processed foods are Australian where possible and as local as we can reasonably make them.
Finally, in order to complete the circle, food needs to be consumed close to the kitchen, be that at home or at the canteen. Eat together and eat local.
As a logical extension of the location our food is prepared, it should be made by people, ideally by people we know at one level or another. Giant monoculture farms and food processing facilities use very few people to produce the food they make.
What we provide to families who use our services is our time, with a real person converting real raw produce into real food.
It is key to our philosophy that food should be made in kitchens. Certainly some kitchens need to be big, but there is a fundamental difference between a kitchen and a food factory or processing plant. We believe you should eat food made simply and traditionally, in kitchens, just like our ancestors have used for millennia.
We do not use food irradiation, major distillation plants or fermentation tanks.In fact we propose that you should not eat any food that our grandparents, or their peers in other cultures, could not reasonably be expected to recognise as food.