How often have you arrived at your Motel in an unknown town to find you don’t know where to find something decent to eat?
This is a difficulty experienced by many travellers who are frequently on the road and do not want to eat rubbish every night.
Glen Findley and his partner Ben Shanley identified this opportunity when they worked together at Moorepark Inn in Armidale as head chef and Manager and decided to start up this small business together.
Tancredi foods have been supplying motels and serviced apartments for the last 7 years, servicing over 100 properties from Newcastle through to Hobart to Adelaide to Rockhampton and Townsville. They provide over 2500 meals per week, that’s 300 per night. These go to motels who either operate without chefs, want to provide room service meals or have a small restaurant and want to offer good quality home cooked and portion controlled meals alongside the rest of their menu.
The meals are prepared from fresh ingredients in their purpose built commercial kitchen. The range of meals consists largely of standard pub fare; lasagna, soup, steak, chicken breast, barramundi assorted accompaniments and desserts. Most meals are gluten free, with no artificial taste. This is not fine dinning but food you want to eat at the end of a long day, like your mother cooked. The meals are kept in a sealed pouch that has a shelf life of up to a month refrigerated, just boil in the pouch for 12 minutes and serve.
These meals are twice the size of most packaged meals and have an average retail price of between $11 and $25 these prices are allowing for a 30% mark up. The operator just faxes through their order to Tancredi Foods and it is delivered by refrigerated courier on a weekly basis.
If these meals fill a gap in the services you can offer your guests contact them on their website www.tancredifoods.com.au for more information.