25 Mar 2020

The times are tough. Worries are rife. The chefs of Adelaide? They have a plan.

Social distancing is the new normal, with Australian restaurants and cafes now restricted to takeaway options only. But though we won’t be dining out for a while, it’s still possible to enjoy delicious meals from local eateries facing a battle for survival. We’ll get through this together. Let’s #cookthemout.

Chefs on Wheels launched today with a growing collection of fresh, multi-cultural options from Adelaide’s favourite restaurants, chefs and food brands. Meals will be home delivered in refrigerated vehicles by staff who would usually be proudly serving you or working hard to make your beloved products. Dishes are family-friendly and can be enjoyed straight away or frozen for later. If local chefs can’t feed you in their restaurants, let them feed you at home!

The initiative is led by a trio of renowned local chefs: Emma McCaskill (fare), Paul Baker (Adelaide Botanic Gardens Restaurant) and Terry Intarakhamhaeng (Soi 38). Allora Ravioli, K & R Produce and Cooked are on board too, plus more names soon to be announced.

Ready to organise your meals? Orders close at 5pm on Sunday for Wednesday delivery, and at 5pm Wednesday for Friday delivery. A click and collect ordering option based in an HACCP-approved Glynde warehouse will operate between 7.30am and 5pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. On ordering you’ll receive a text confirmation from the Chefs on Wheels team, who will do their best to accommodate personal situations.

Community matters more than ever – and it’s clear we’re all in this together. Email [email protected] if you’re a South Australian restaurant or café keen to get your product to home diners.

Hospitality has always been a labour of love, known for the demands it places on staff and particularly restaurant and café owners. It unites talented, passionate folk who – like us all – are coming to grips with life amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here at Tasting Australia we’re proud to support the industry’s creative, nimble response to these unprecedented times. We might not be dining together right now, but we stand with those who need our help.