Tender Loving Cuisine provides a home delivery meal service offering ready meals that are endorsed with the Heart Foundation Tick of Approval. It all started when a close colleague suffered brain damage. Jack Barker knew he wanted to help, but he never envisaged he would end up delivering more than 4500 meals a week.
TLC operates throughout most of NSW by supplying home-style meals that carry the Heart Foundation Tick of approval. Their meals also meet Diabetes Australia-NSW nutrition criteria, as well as being gluten free for Coeliacs. The meals are clearly a healthier choice and many hospitals, medical practitioners and health professionals refer their clients because of these health benefits.
Home delivery meal suppliers, such as Tender Loving Cuisine, are about to experience a boom of their own thanks to Australia's baby boomers. Statistics already show that one person out of every ten is now 60 or above and by 2050 this figure will be one in five.
IT was the client's reaction to her gift which took seasoned Penrith courier Kathleen Kinchington by surprise. "It was just a covered coat hanger, but I guess the thought behind it must have touched her heart," she said. "The tears began to flow and she couldn't thank me enough."
Kathleen Kinchington clocks up many kilometres every week traveling from western Sydney to deliver meals to elderly North Shore residents. For nine years she has travelled 230kms each week from her home to Penrith to deliver dinners for Tender Loving Cuisine, a prepared meals supplier.
There never seems to be enough time these days to do everything you want and take proper care of yourself. That's where Tender Loving Cuisine comes in.
Living healthy and saving the planet has to be the two biggies when it comes to New Year's resolutions for 2007. That?s why Tender Loving Cuisine, Sydney's fastest growing home delivery meal service, has jumped the queue and introduced an organic delivered meal service.
Malnutrition among the elderly has emerged as a major risk factor to life expectancy for Australia's ageing population. A number of studies have shown a surprisingly high rate of malnutrition within Australia's elderly was leading to increased mortality rates.
When a close colleague suffered brain damage, Jack Barker knew he wanted to help, but he never envisaged he would end up delivering 4,000 meals a week. Mr. Barker's friend ended up in Royal North Shore Hospital after a serious car accident but it wasn't until one of the doctors mentioned that, once discharged, patients needed help with decent meals that Mr. Barker thought about starting a meal delivery service.
As part of its growing service, Tender Loving Cuisine (TLC) has begun home deliveries of healthy organic meals in the Hills district.