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Dinner Done – a small business adapting well in a crisis – by owner Tee Muscat.

Our South West Australia

Hi Everybody,

I wanted to share a quick blog about my business with you.

My aim in starting my business Dinner Done, was to provide a service to people  who want to eat wholesome, nutritious, healthy and really tasty food. I wanted to eliminate the stress of deciding what to cook every night for people, so you could spend more time with your family and doing the things you love, or just getting home from work and not having to order take away!

I am a mum of two girls age 7 and 9, one of my daughters has learning difficulties and I have to sit with her to help her understand her homework. Both girls had after school activities which means sometimes we didn’t  get home till late. So I understand how precious time can be, especially if you add working full time to support your family into the mix!

That’s why I decided to start Dinner Done.

Cooking comes easy to me and it was a big part of my childhood. A few of my self employed mum “besties” used to ask me to do their family meal prep. I then started offering them a menu at a set price, then once it was cooked they would come and pick it up. Then my friends told their other friends and that is how it has grown. So I went from working from home, to now cooking in a commercial kitchen in Busselton.

Dinner Done has pretty much always offered “touch free delivery”  or  a contactless  option, as most of my customers pick up their order from a sterilized recycled Styrofoam Eski  and then pop the meals into their own cooler bag. When I do deliver, I ask customers to leave their own Eski out the front and I pack it for them, so there is no contact. I can also leave my foam eski and swap it over at the next delivery. So Dinner Done is a terrific option for our current Covid 19 crisis and we have adapted really well as a result.

I believe that food really brings people together and that good food, lovingly prepared, is always good for the soul. I show my love by cooking for people and I am happiest when I can give my food away. No one ever leaves my house without a meal to take home…

I am now on the “Our South West” Directory and you can make orders directly through my website.

Stay Well and Happy Easter Everybody!

Tee Muscat x

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Yallingup Cheese Co are delivering exquisite cheese grazing boxes for Easter all long weekend!

Our South West Australia

Hi Everybody,

For a special treat this Easter, Yallingup Cheese Co. is offering an amazing cheese grazing box for $50 delivered anywhere between Busselton and Margaret river over the Easter Long weekend. Such a great offer! Yallingup Cheese Co Ph: 0477 829 844 check them out on our Business Directory – oursouthwest.com.au

I’m really loving watching our local businesses adapt and create new possibilities for customers in the South West during this difficult time. I’m truly inspired by your creativity and flexibility which is what this website is all about – OUR SOUTH WEST – we are all in it together. Id love to see everybody, who is able to financially, support our local businesses this long weekend given this would normally be one of their biggest money earning weeks with tourists and visitors.

Just last night I had a delivery of amazing piping hot Thai food from Bamboo Spice (and they were clearly taking all hygiene precautions) and a delivery from Dunsborough Cellars straight to my door from Brady Nicholson herself  (yep shes a legend)! I’m very grateful to everybody and all businesses that are trying so hard to meet the needs of people home isolating and supporting a community trying to flatten the curve.

Id like to take this opportunity also to wish everybody a very happy Easter and I sincerely hope you stay well and safe with your family at home. My kids and I discovered the Jumanji  board game this week which was hilarious and it has been nice to just be with them and spend quality time together. So try not to get too caught up on trying to figure out that online schooling parents and lower the stress levels.

Hope the Easter bunny manages to get around the road blocks……it seems a few Perth people have!

Best Wishes

Emma Morgan

 

 

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Peko Peko shares their personal experience of the latest crisis and how they are keeping the community safe.

Our South West Australia
Content kindly provided by Troy Bottegal from Peko Peko
Hi All,
Here at Peko Peko we have been strongly affected by the current crisis and the social changes it has bought to our beloved community. Initially we were really shocked by the drop in visitation to the shops and we decided to put a 10% discount in all the shops for the first real week of the crisis announcement, letting customers know we were indeed in peril of closing down if the situation continued to deteriorate.
Thankfully our amazing customers rallied to support us. Peko Peko has been a healthy takeaway specialist since 2004, we have never before been in the peril we are in as a business right now. 
We are in the process of scrambling to install a limited local delivery service aimed at utilising our staff that need more hours. This way we have people who know and love the products delivering to local people.
Our current Strict Precautionary measures in place at Peko Peko are:
  • Masks worn by all chefs and kitchen staff when preparing food
  • The consistent use of silicon gloves to handle food
  • Sterilisation and Isolation of all food and packaging delivery containers
  • No cash handling
  • contactless pickup and delivery procedures
  • trained staff to do safe delivery
Our major focus will be to step up production and delivery of our existing GRAB n GO DINNER PACKS during the day, as well as sushi, rice paper rolls, salads and family soup packs. This service will extend to Dunsborough, Yallingup and Eagle Bay communities and run for four hours from 11am every day.
We are asking customers to order both their dinner and lunch requirements at the same time. We still offer a car park pick up service for our night time Wok tossed Noodles. 
Apart from trying to ensure the ongoing viability of our business, we very much want to try to keep our staff in work to make sure they are not negatively impacted by the situation in the next couple of weeks.
So here we go!
Cheers
Troy Bottegal