The Dinner Ladies have been proudly supporting community events since 2007. We're involved with schools, charities, sports clubs and hospitals.

If you would like to apply for support for your event, please click here.

Sophie making our final delivery of the year to Westmead Children's Hospital!
The Dinner Ladies are proud sponsors of a school bus at St. Jude's in Tanzania.
We've supported ETF since it's inception; now building a second pre-school in East Timor!
Dinner Ladies & the Country Women's Association avoid massive strawberry wasteage.

The Dinner Ladies is a vibrant, multicultural place to work. We are proud that our staff come from all over the world: China, Mongolia, India, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, South America, Germany, England and, yes, even Australia.

Customer experience.

Because the business is 100 percent owned and run by its founders, Katherine and Sophie, it still has the feeling of being a family-run operation: we celebrate birthdays and religious and cultural events from round the globe. We believe a happy workplace is also a productive workplace.

Shen Wei
Operations manager.

We are committed to equal opportunity and to helping staff find a balance between their work and the rest of their lives. In particular, we support those returning to the workforce after parental leave or extended periods of caring for children or others; we value the skills they bring to our business and support their external commitments with flexible arrangements.

Food safety.

As we've grown, our staff has grown with us. Our first dishwasher is now our Operations Manager, our first pumpkin-chopper is now our Customer Relations and HR Manager, our first coolroom packer is Despatch Manager and our first delivery driver has designed the brilliant software system that plots, tracks and records all our deliveries. These great people, along with other key staff members like our Head Chef, are the human heart of the Dinner Ladies – their commitment to excellence and care for our customers makes itself felt in every part of our business.

Delivery supremo.
Head chef.
Chief packer.
Recipe developer.

At the Dinner Ladies, we're committed to efficient, sustainable solutions to sourcing ingredients, packaging our food and disposing of waste.

We go ourselves to Flemington Markets in Sydney twice a week and buy most of our fresh fruit and vegetables from local growers. Our meat is all Australian reared, predominantly grass-fed and all our poultry – chickens, ducks, turkeys and eggs – is free range – and always has been. Our seafood either comes from Australian aquaculture – Humpty Doo barramundi from the Northern Territory and Huon salmon from Tasmania – or is wild caught in Australian waters.

Holbrook Paddock Eggs.
The wild waters of Humpty Doo.