Adelaide legends and love-birds have found the silver lining of Covid-19… Turn everything you’ve ever known about business and flip it on it’s head!

Rory and Louise are the husband and wife duo behind Rory’s School Lunches. For 17 years they, along with Rory’s best mate Shane have been feeding kids fresh and healthy lunches in 45 schools across SA and catering all kinds of events. But within a matter of days, Covid-19 stole their livelihood and their loyal staff were put at a stand still. 

But with truck loads of passion, smarts, and positivity, the threesome managed to navigate their way through the darkness and within a week, turned their school lunches and catering business into [email protected] delivery service! 

Brilliant! Because everyone still needs fresh, home cooked food and even better, it’s delivered right to your door!  Rory, Louise and Shane (Head of Operations) are  now serving up home cooked and wholesome chef-made meals, groceries, SA milk and meat packs — and delivering them from McLaren Vale to Gawler every week day!

And the best part? It’s all contactless. You literally order online, and the next thing you know… DING-DONG, your finger-licking meal pack is being delivered to your front door.

 

“We’re locals supporting locals and we have amazing suppliers that we just adore like Nippys, Fleurieu Milk, our local butcher supplies us with the best meat, and all our groceries are sourced from local suppliers,” says Rory. They also understand, as parents of two growing teenage girls, that hard times are most difficult for families. “We’ve made our meal packages affordable so  families can enjoy our meals without the guilt,” says Louise. 

The “Rory’s” love story and friendship began many, many moons ago with a tiny coffee shop, which developed into a food production facility and catering company. They’ve continued to grow and expand year after year and they’re used to adapting to change. “The trickiest part of this new challenge is making sure our loyal staff (who are like family to us), are well looked after and supported. Louise and I have worked together nearly every day over this time, and I can quietly admit, when she is not here I do miss her.  When things are tough just having her around gives me the strength to push through and do what needs to be done.  It’s a privilege to have a partnership like this,” admits Rory. 

So what’s on the menu? HEAPS! And because I’m a pig I ordered one of EVERYTHING and I’m not joking, for the first time ever, my entire family kept saying “Mum, this is the best dinner you’ve ever cooked.” (They don’t need to know the finer details, like I didn’t cook it, lols!)

  • Family Meal Kits (to feed a family of 4 to 6)
  • Dinner Packs (each pack includes 5 dinner options)
  • Single Serve Meals
  • Grocery Lines & Meat Packs

Easy Steps to order:

1.  Order Online via the Qkr! App – search for it on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

2.  Search for [email protected] on the Qkr! app, and place your order.

3.  They pack & prepare your order for you – all meals are delivered frozen.

4.  They deliver to your door at a time convenient to you.

Family Meal Kits 

CARBONARA PENNE FAMILY MEAL KIT $25.00

This family meal kit contains a 1L heat and serve Carbonara Sauce with enough Penne Pasta and Parmesan Cheese to serve 4 -5 people.

BUTTER CHICKEN FAMILY MEAL KIT $25.00

This family meal kit contains a 1L heat and serve Butter Chicken Sauce, 500g of marinated Tandoori Chicken & enough Basmati Rice to serve 4 – 5 people. *The meals are so versatile, that after I cooked the Tandoori chicken, I thought it was SO delicious as it was, I ended up using the Butter Chicken sauce over drummies instead. So, we feasted on Tandoori Chicken AND Butter Chicken! 

NACHOS FAMILY MEAL KIT $25.00 gf

This family meal kit contains a 500g heat and serve Chilli Con Carne Sauce, a heat and serve liquid cheese sauce and enough corn chips and salsa and sour cream to serve 4 – 5 people.

SPINACH AND RICOTTA LASAGNE $25.00 v gf

This family meal kit contains a heat and serve tray of spinach and ricotta lasagne to serve 4- 6 people.

RAVIOLI MILANESE FAMILY MEAL KIT $25.00

This family meal kit contains a 1L heat and serve Milanese Sauce and enough Ravioli and Parmesan Cheese to serve 4- 5 people.

BEEF KORMA FAMILY MEAL KIT $25.00

This family meal kit contains a 1L heat and serve Beef Korma Sauce and enough Basmati Rice to serve 4 – 5 people.

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE FAMILY MEAL KIT $25.00

This family meal kit contains a 1L heat and serve Bolognese Sauce and enough Spaghetti and Parmesan Cheese to serve 4 – 5 people.

VEGETABLE CURRY FAMILY MEAL KIT $25.00 vg df gf

This family meal kit contains a 1L heat and serve Vegetable Curry Sauce and enough Basmati Rice to serve 4 -5 people.

BEEF LASAGNE $25.00

This family meal kit contains a heat and serve tray of Beef Lasagne to serve 4 – 6 people.

TOMATO & BACON PENNE FAMILY MEAL KIT $25.00

This family meal kit contains a 1L heat and serve Tomato & Bacon Sauce with enough Penne Pasta and Parmesan Cheese to serve 4 -5 people.

They also offer Single Serves (perfect for busy professionals) and also packaged deals where you can order multiple meals at the same time.

From one SA business to another, thank you Rory and Louise for leading the way and showing us that a little initiative, passion and hard work might be all we need to get through this strange time in the world right now. Jump over and check out their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Hayley xx

 

Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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