By Jo Rittey


You are what you eat might well be an overused phrase, but for the team at Chef Good it is the most significant thing that anyone has ever said or understood about food. At Chef Good, this saying is not a cliché, it’s a manifesto.


Managing Director of Chef Good, Jonathan Hill, grew up in a family where his father, a business entrepreneur, worked long hours and took few holidays. His work was his life. He had little interest in food, eating few vegetables, even less fruit and often skipping meals or eating ‘on the hoof’. His work was all consuming, leaving no time for any real exercise.


Jonathan’s father’s business went from strength to strength but sadly his health deteriorated in middle age. He started having problems with his arteries and high cholesterol. When he was 55, suddenly and shockingly, he had a massive heart attack and died.


This had a huge impact on Jonathan’s life. He was in my early twenties at the time, making his way in the world and trying to make sense of it all. The following years have seen Jonathan re-evaluate his lifestyle to avoid the mistakes of the past. One of the issues that has concerned him most has been food.


Five years ago, Jonathan met Michelle Sievwright and Susan McKay who already had a very successful delicatessen business in Melbourne called La Fayette. He grew to know their family and spent many happy times with them. Their passion and knowledge about food from all over the world was infectious. The food they served at their table was the best Jonathan had ever had in his life.


Many hours of chatting, cooking and eating later, the three discovered that they shared a desire to create a style of eating that was above all things, healthy and nutritious and share that with others. Their belief is that when you put good in, you get good out. If you eat foods that are fresh and packed with nutrients, your body will respond by being energised and healthy. And so Chef Good was created.


Chef Good isn’t any old meal delivery service. Their meals are designed by nutritionists and chefs who understand that nutrition is falling by the wayside as lives get busier and schedules get out of control. They want to make nutrition available to everyone, not just the people who have a passion for cooking or the time to whip up healthy meals each and every day.


The team at Chef Good values quality, local produce and well thought out and chef-prepared food. By ordering with Chef Good you will not only be eating gourmet meals, you’ll be saving at least 3-5 hours a week. 50% of Chef Good’s customers live in the Northside and are already enjoying vegetrairan and non-vegetarian meals such as Thai vegetable curry with son-in-law egg and chilli jam, sweet potato fritters with smoky pinto beans, red miso trout and Japanese fried rice or parmesan crumbed chicken with beetroot salade russe. Whether you are after weight loss or simply want to save time by having someone else do the shopping and cooking for you, Chef Good has a range of meals and packages available that are delivered straight to your door.


For more information, go to or give them a call on 9553 1156.



Jo is a French teacher, a freelance writer and needs good coffee to start her day. Armed with an exotic New Zealand accent and a winning (hopefully) smile, she likes nothing better than roaming the streets of the northside in search of new and old food-related wonders.


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