Some hopeful news for Aucklanders sick of cooking - the Sustainable Food Company will be trialling a new zero-waste plant-based food delivery service in Level 3.
Chef and founder Amy Klitscher is excited to soon deliver high-quality meals which will be served up on customers' own plates.
People keen for meal delivery can select a day and time slot and choose from two options - one gluten-free and one comfort food, Amy tells Jesse Mulligan.
Her team will then prep the meals in a registered kitchen and deliver them in a special electric van to your place. They'll text you on arrival, at which point you'll bring out your own dinner plates and place them on a coffee table by the van. Once the meals are plated up, they'll leave them on the coffee table and drive on.
The Sustainable Food Company, which Amy launched in January 2019, combines her two passions - cheffing and sustainability.
She fell in love with cooking while working in the Pacific Islands for six months as a volunteer chef and working in environmental conservation for years, saw firsthand how much food-related plastic waste is floating around New Zealand's coastlines and waterways.
Serving delivery meals on customer's own plates not only sidesteps plastic waste, it also enables Amy's team to offer restaurant-style presentation.
"We can do a swirl of sauce and we can do a bit of this on the side and a bit of this on the top."
When Level 3 begins, the Sustainable Food Company will start delivering in the Grey Lynn / Ponsonby area, offering 50 meals between 5:30 and 7pm.
The options will be a teriyaki tofu abundance bowl or a coconut korma curry.