Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Real Foodie – healthy gourmet meals direct to you!

News Update Bay of Plenty Polytechnic:

Real Foodie – healthy gourmet meals direct to you!

Anyone meeting Bay of Polytechnic chef Aidan Galloway knows he is completely devoted to quality fresh food. What they may not know is that his partner, Casey Hume, is equally passionate and, between them both, have launched a brand new business, the Real Foodie.

Bringing delicious gourmet meals (catering to gluten free/lactose free and low carbohydrate diets), freshly prepared from only the best quality local ingredients, to Bay of Plenty locals is a dream come true for the talented pair.

Casey, an internationally experienced Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, is currently spending a lot of her time with elite sportsmen and women showing them the benefits of good nutrition. She sees the delivery of the fresh meals as a natural extension of this.

“I often see poor nutrition impacting performance of not just athletes but ordinary men and women too. It was important to me that Real Foodie delivered not just delicious meals but that the meals were also nutritionally balanced.”

Chef Aidan agrees. Having presented meals to some of the world’s most discerning diners (including Sir Richard Branson and Prince Albert of Monaco), Aidan brings a wealth of experience to the team as Co-founder and Head Chef.

“In a time-poor society we consistently see lots of ready-prepared poor quality meals available,” says Aidan. “We wanted to do something far better than that.”

Looking at the Real Foodie menu, the pair have achieved that and more. Just this week; a mouth-watering array of reasonably priced meals includes Thai Green Chicken & Vegetable Curry, Lemon Thyme Crusted Salmon Fillet and Braised NZ Lamb Shoulder with Cab Merlot Jus, Real Foodie is sure to be a hit with Bay of Plenty customers.

Some of those customers recently included a group of international rugby players that Casey has been working with through the Inside Running Academy based in Mount Maunganui and directed by the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the All Blacks, Nicolas Gill. Twenty-one eager players attended a cooking class/Master Chef competition at the Polytechnic delivered by Aidan and Casey showing that nutritious and delicious meals were achievable quickly and easily.

“It was a bit of a break-through,” laughs Casey. “To hear me rabbit on about the importance of nutrition is one thing but for the players to actually see that it’s not too onerous is completely another. For some of them it was the first time they’d tried to cook the meals and they were pleasantly surprised at how easy and delicious the meals were.”

Visit to check out your next gourmet dinner or, if you fancy yourself as the next NZ Master Chef champ, visit


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Before The Quakes

Remembering Christchurch: Voices from decades past: The Christchurch I lived in for my first 23 years was where four-year-olds walked alone to kindergarten, crossing roads empty of all but a couple of cars per hour. My primary school, Ilam, was newly built on a grassy paddock surrounded by rural land... More>>

6-11 October: New Zealand Improvisation Festival Hits Wellington

Wellingtonians will have a wide selection of improv to feast on with a jam packed programme containing 22 shows, three companies from Australia, two companies from Auckland, one from Nelson, one from Christchurch and seven from Wellington. More>>


Bird Of The Year: New Zealanders Asked To Vote For Their Favourite Native Bird

Te Radar, David Farrier, Heather du-Plessis Allan and Duncan Garner are just some of the New Zealanders championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition, which kicks off today.. More>>


Werewolf Film: It Follows - Panic In Detroit

Philip Matthews: When you heard last month that Wes Craven had died and you wanted to pay homage, you could have sat down with any one of five of his films that helped reinvent American horror at least three times over three decades... Or you could just have watched one of the greatest recent horror films that would probably not exist without Craven. More>>


Werewolf Music: Searching For The White Wail - On Art Pepper, etc

If the word ‘hipster’ means anything – which it arguably doesn’t – it seems to be more of an impulse than a condition. One always headed for the margins, and away from the white-bred, white-bread mainstream... More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Leonardo da Vinci - The Graphic Work

The breadth of da Vinci’s work is incredible: from animals to weaponry, architecture to fabric, maps to botany. The works have been divided into themes such as Proportion Drawings, Anatomical Drawings and Drawings of Maps and Plans. Each section begins with a short essay. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: James Hector: Explorer, Scientist, Leader

Publication of this comprehensive 274-page account of the life and work of James Hector by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand marks the 150th anniversary of James Hector’s appointment as New Zealand’s first government scientist. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news