UPDATE 19/10/2020: Make-Out Meals now delivers to regional Victoria including Echuca, Cobram, Shepparton, Ararat, Ballarat, Gippsland, Bendigo and more. Check it out here.
They say necessity is the mother’s invention, and this lockdown has certainly seen the hospitality industry renew. Restaurants and bars have branched out into delivery, home kits, retail and even virtual experiences. But the latest concept is Make-Out Meals, a Melbourne initiative that combines the meal set model of Hello Fresh and Marley Spoon with the expertise of local chefs and restaurants.
Here’s how it works: As a regular meal set, you choose what you want to cook based on a database of available recipes, and the company then sends you the pre-batched ingredients and instructions for making that meal. The difference of Make-Out Meals is that all the recipes are designed by the people behind your favorite eateries: Mamasita, Bomba, Simply Spanish, Tipico, Fancy Hank’s, Ish, Babajan, La Tortilleria and others. And every time someone chooses to make a particular recipe, the restaurant gets a cut of sales, which helps support that place during the lockdown.
You can order a disposable set or sign up for a weekly subscription by choosing the number of meals you would like to receive per week (two, three or four) and how many servings you need (two or four). Then choose what you want to cook: Tipico’s pumpkin, gorgonzola and walnut risotto, Bomba’s skirt steak, La Tortilleria’s fish tacos or maybe Ish’s eggplant curry. Once selected, Make-Out Meals will send you all the ingredients you need, along with simple recipe cards. Some dishes even have accompanying online video tutorials featuring chefs like Tipico’s Daniele Colombo and Bomba’s Andrew Fisk.
Place your order at makeoutmeals.com.au.