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Our fresh by Shak Vasiliou

One of our primary goals at Familychef is to deliver the freshest ingredients.  We believe quality meals start from high quality ingredients and more importantly from fresh ingredients. That is fresh greens, vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry and fish.  This is the reason we deliver the same day only if an order is placed before 08:00 am.  At 8 am,  we calculate our needs and communicate with our suppliers to source the specific products.  We have selected top rated suppliers based on quality, food safety and professionalism to handle our orders in such a short notice without sacrificing quality.  By 11 am,  fresh ingredients are in our food lab and handled as dictated by ISO 22000, the international standard for Food Safety. ...

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PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST CORONA VIRUS

At Familychef our priority has always been and will be the health of our customers offering all fresh ingredients from trustworthy sources sharing the same vision. With the coronavirus, we have applied the following additional measures for both ours and your protection:  1. The production team is washed every 15 minutes with anticeptic gel and wears gloves that changes often. 2. Surfaces are frequently sprayed with an antibacterial cleaning liquid and then wiped off with a paper towel discarded in a plastic bag.   3. Suppliers do not enter the lab but are received at the lobby of the lab by a staff member wearing gloves. 4. Fresh ingredients are washed even more thoroughly. 5. During delivery, if order was paid...

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ISO CERTIFICATES

We are really proud to announce that we have been certified with the Food Safety  Management System ISO 22000:2005.  ISO 22000 maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe.   In addition we have been certified with the Occupation Health & Safety Management System ISO 45001:2018. ISO 45001 is the world's international standard for occupational health and safety, issued to protect employees and visitors from work-related accidents and diseases. ISO 45001 certification was developed to mitigate any factors that can cause employees and businesses irreparable harm.  The above 2 certificates are the result of hard work and a long term commitment to our customers and staff to comply with...

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Some of the psychological benefits of cooking

Cooking creates bonds Cooking is a very intimate activity when you are cooking for others.  It is an act of caring, an act of giving, an intimate act.  It is an altruistic act because you give your energy and time for others without expecting something in return.  According to Dr. Ayelet Barak Nahum, culinary art therapist at the Tel Aviv University  “Cooking for others creates and affirms a primary bond. It can therefore be a very fulfilling and meaningful deed.' As a result, cooking for other creates bonds between the cook and those consuming the food, the very basic bond of survival and feeding.   Cooking creates a sense of self-care “There’s a self-care element in cooking,” according to Nedra Shield, a...

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Why does food need organising? Written by Ioanna Masoura MSc (Southampton), BSc (Reading) our nutritionist specialising in public health and nutrition

Many times while discussing nutrition related issues I hear people saying "it's hard to eat healthy", "I don't know how to cook, so I order delivery", "cooking is tiring", "a healthy diet is tasteless" and much more. Personally, I will not hide that cooking is something I like for various reasons like relaxing, experimenting, learning new materials and mostly having fun (I always hear music when I cook). But if you have nothing to do with cooking but you want to start eating healthy, I would tell you that the solution is in planning! So, let's go see my own practical tips: I'm preparing the weekly plan having in mind that it will definitely have pulses, fish, oil (e.g. beans...

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