A new meal-delivery service is working with great restaurants across Sydney to make your lockdown a little more bearable (and delicious). Chefprep, born out of a yearning for high-quality home-delivered meals, has just landed on the Sydney food scene – and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

The online marketplace allows you to order frozen, ready-made meals from diners across Sydney, including Stix, Delhi ‘O’ Delhi, Huxton’s at Bronte and I Maccheroni, for an affordable price – around $15 to $20 per meal. Soon, other eateries such as Little Lagos, Butter, Olio, Bellevue Cottage and Long Chim will be added to the platform. Dishes are delivered every Monday across Sydney, the Central Coast, Wollongong, Newcastle and the Blue Mountains.

At the moment, options include beef lasagne from I Maccheroni, a lamb rogan josh from Delhi ‘O’ Delhi, fish pie from Huxton’s and braised pork neck from Stix.

The service also lets you order dishes from multiple restaurants at one time. And soon it’ll start adding wine and alcohol pairings, pantry staples (including sauces, jams and fermented pickles), and baked goods.

While Chefprep certainly makes our lives more convenient, it does something else as well: it directly supports Sydney’s hospitality industry, which has been damaged by on-again-off-again restrictions over the past 16 months.

At its core, Chefprep is focused on sustainability: sustaining Sydney’s hospitality scene, reducing food waste by helping restaurants deal with surplus stock and giving businesses the confidence to keep their staff employed. Plus, all meals are delivered in biodegradable and recyclable packaging, which can be frozen and then popped in the oven or microwave. They last in the freezer for one to three months, depending on the meal.

Order by 5.30pm on Fridays for Monday delivery.