About Us

Village Kitchen’s mission is to deliver delicious ready made meals for busy lives. Our primary focus is to free up YOUR precious time so you can focus on things you’d rather be doing. Let us relieve you of all your dinner woes.

People’s Choice 2018!

Our Story

Attempting to manage a newborn, toddler & preschooler and swamped with the demands of everyday life, Village Kitchen founder Rebecca Jones craved a delicious, home made meal delivered to the family’s doorstep each evening. The reality was that good, home-cooked meals took a back seat, and once the kids were finally asleep the go-to dinner solution was too often a late phone call to the local takeaway restaurant.

Rebecca began to wonder how many other time-poor people could be interested in receiving healthy, home-cooked meals at the end of their day and soon realised that busy parents were just the tip of the iceberg. Professional couples, singles, the elderly, new parents, busy parents, the unwell or simply those wanting a good, healthy meal but lacking the skills or time to produce it themselves, were all keen to embrace Village Kitchen’s delicious solution.

Village Kitchen launched in Auckland, NZ, in July 2015. In 2018, VK acquired its very own production kitchen and since then has been sending out best quality, chef-cooked gourmet pre made meals to even more of you across Auckland. Flexibility has further increased with orders for next day delivery Monday to Friday.

Our primary focus is to free up YOUR precious time so you can focus on things you’d rather be doing, by delivering a fresh, made from scratch dinner to your door each weeknight.

Using best quality NZ meat and whole ingredients, Village Kitchen caters to everybody, including those with special dietary requirements (gluten-free, vegetarian and paleo).

To guarantee your fresh delivered dinner, just subscribe or place a casual order by 4.00pm Sunday. Beyond that time you have right up to midnight to order for next day delivery – but we recommend getting in early, as this type of ordering is available only while stocks last. 

On 1 July 2017, Village Kitchen started a very special relationship with Cure Kids, which means that by sorting your delicious, convenient weeknight meal, you’re also helping us support this great organisation, whose goal it is to give every kid the healthy childhood they deserve.

Check out our menu, or enquire directly to find out more.

Your fresh, delicious, healthy weeknight delivered dinners, ready to heat and enjoy!

We’ve been receiving Village Kitchen meals for several weeks and are enthusiastic fans of an excellent service. It’s a pleasure to enjoy such a varied, tasty and healthy range of meals efficiently delivered on time every afternoon. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of matching a different wine to each.

Ngā mihi nui
Bob

Bob Campbell ONZM MW

Before my wife went into care over a year ago now, Village Kitchen had established itself as a lifeline for evening meals in a household where the care pressures were considerable. Since then, Village Kitchen has remained my evening meal provider and the impressive variety and quality of its ready to heat and eat meals has been maintained, indeed is even better. I have no hesitation in commending Village Kitchen to all who have busy and demanding lives and appreciate appealing and nutritious meals.

Rod J

We have been using Village Kitchen for our after hours meals. We have been extremely satisfied with Village Kitchen as they provide fresh healthy daily meals and outstanding service. The service is a great fit with our aim to ensure well-being throughout the workplace.

Major NZ law firm - Auckland CBD based

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Village Kitchen team for the meals that have been delivered over the last couple of weeks to my parents in Auckland. I live overseas and recently Mum had a knee replacement. I wanted to give her a break from worrying about preparing meals so found your service online. The feedback from Mum has been exceptional. She’s a fussy eater and both her and Dad have loved the dinners. Amazing variety; beautiful high-quality meat; great presentation; perfect portion size and always delivered on time. It’s rare to find a company nailing it like you are and I’m so grateful for it.

Scott

I can’t believe what a difference the dinners have made so far and are also really delicious. Once again, many thanks!

Christine

Fabulous meals and service to boot…thanks for the experience…will be coming again.

Abbey

Consciously sourced ingredients (free range etc) for healthy, delicious meals. Rebecca and her team are gems … working hard all day in the kitchen so we don’t have to! Love our delicious meals, best $ I’ve spent, affording me precious time that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Give VK a go, you won’t regret it!

Elizabeth

We enjoyed all last week’s dinners, it’s a fabulous help to me, not only dreaming up what to have, preparation, all the shopping, but also the guilt of firing out the old veggies etc. from the fridge!!!!

Lorraine

I think you do a great job. I used to be a very loyal supporter of My Food Bag, but now I am working nearly full time, I struggle with all the prep that has to happen after school in between after school activities. I love that your meals arrive ready to pop into the oven and you are so consistent with your delivery times. I also love that your meals are nutritionally great – I see the extra veggies sneaked in there, but the kids either don’t notice or think it’s yummy anyway.

Kathryn

Ten gold stars for Wednesday and Thursday’s dinners last week. Melt in your mouth pork, tasty kumara and lots of greens!! Tasty lamb and mash and great greens!! Husband very pleased.

Lenore

We also love your frozen meals – I normally try to ensure we have a couple in the freezer for those occasions when you just run out of time or can’t be bothered to cook

Kate

Village Kitchen has truly changed our lives, and in particular our evenings which are now stress-free and nutritious! As a busy family with parents both working full time and busy teenagers with school and sport it has made a huge difference to our lives, so thank you! The variety you serve is beyond what we could even imagine doing ourselves, and the fact you do paleo meals was the X factor that brought us to you.

Maria