Freshly cooked, restaurant quality meals delivered straight to your door – that’s the idea behind Great Food, a new online food delivery service based in Matakana.
Great Food is the brainchild of Woody Richards and Kim Wojcik, proprietors of The Stables restaurant and wedding venue and Smiths Bar at Matakana Country Park. With huge kitchens and a team of eight chefs, they decided to extend their offering beyond the premises to deliver a range of restaurant food to homes in Matakana, Omaha, Point Wells and Whangateau.
They have come up with five different menus, or styles, of food to choose from – Buddha’s Bowl, Burger Bros., Luigi’s Pizza, Mama’s Kitchen and Taco Loco – plus a selection of drinks and chocolate bars.
“We’ve been working on this concept, known as a ‘ghost kitchen’, for about a year,” Woody says. “We have one kitchen hub with a variety of sections specialising in different menus and food styles.
“It’s new to New Zealand, and we’re the first to incorporate a ghost kitchen with delivery, so we’re doing everything – designing, cooking, delivering – plus orders can be mixed and matched from different menus and everything will arrive in the same delivery.”
Woody and Kim say the thing that sets Great Food apart is the quality of the food – they are not running a takeaway food outlet, but a professional restaurant that will deliver.
“It’s ever-changing, really cool restaurant quality food, cooked by chefs, with fresh ingredients, not packets or powders, with free range, sustainable, local produce, using all the same principles that Kim and I look at when we’re designing food for the menus here. It’s made by locals, for locals.
“The delivery area will grow and we will have new food and drinks ideas on board in the near future,” he adds.