Frequently Asked Questions about Manly Park Kitchen home style cooked meals

Do I simply reheat or cook these meals?
The main meals as listed in the meal page of this website are prepared as the main part of your meal and produced for you to finish off cooking in your own oven. Some meals are just great on their own, others you may like to complement with a salad or veg.

The Micro Meals as listed are complete meals for one – with meat and veg included. These meals are produced ideally for reheating in your microwave. Of course if you wish to reheat them in your oven then that’s OK too – they will just take a little longer.

Are fresh meals better than frozen ?
The only difference between fresh and frozen meals is that we recommend defrosting meals before cooking.
How big are the Manly Park Kitchen meals?
Main Meals come in three sizes:

single serve (400g) – a generous serving, and for those with a smaller appetite would be enough for two with veg or salad added.

double serve (800g) – again this is a generous serving and for those with smaller appetites would be enough for three servings with veg or salad added

family size (1600g) – this meal is for a family of 4-6 people and can be complemented by adding salad or veg.

Micro Meals come as a complete single meal at 350g to 400g

How long do meals take to cook?
Single meals approx.. 20 minutes

Double meals approx.. 30 minutes

Family sized meals approx.. 45 – 50 minutes

Micro meals two and half minutes

What temperature do I cook the meals at?
For main meals convection oven set at 170C

For Micro Meals use microwave on high

How are the meals packaged?
All meals are supplied in oven and microwave proof containers. Simply take the wrapping off the meal and pop the meal, in its container, into your oven.

No mess, no fuss – and no cooking pots and pans to wash up after your meal.

Are any meals Gluten Free?
Yes, the following meals are Gluten Free:

Cottage Pie / Chicken Parmesan / Chicken, Potato and Leek Gratin / Chicken Tagine / Butter Chicken

Are there Vegetarian Meal options?
Yes, these meals are Vegetarian:

Macaroni Cheese / Vegetarian Lasagne / Thai vegetable Curry / Vegetable Tagine / Hearty Vegetable Soup

Can I reheat leftovers?
Yes – remember these meals are just like home cooking, so reheating left overs the next day is just fine.
How long do meals last in the refrigerator?
All meals are vacuum packed to give at least 7 days fresh shelf life when stored in your refrigerator. Any meals you may have left in the refrigerator after 7 days should be frozen for later use. This means there is zero wastage with Manly Park Kitchen prepped meals.
Are there any preservatives used in Manly Park Kitchen meals?
Absolutely not. All meals are produced free of preservatives using only the freshest produce and vacuum packing to retain those “just cooked” flavours
Are Special Dietary Meals available?
As well as the Gluten Free and Vegetarian options on our main menu, special dietary meals, such as dairy free, can be catered for. These meals need to be discussed with our kitchen and ordered in advance.
Is there a minimum order?
No – you can order as many meals as you like. Orders for meals totalling over $70 are delivered free on The Hibiscus Coast and Orewa. Orders totalling under this amount incur a $5 delivery fee. Outside this local area, orders  incur a $10 delivery fee
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