Let’s be honest… this whole pregnancy food caper can be confusing.
That’s why we created Pregnancy Chef – a nutritious ready-to-eat meal delivery service designed to cut through the many do’s and don’ts of eating when you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive.
How we got started
Pregnancy Chef was born (excuse the pun) when our founders recognised how hard and confusing it can be for new and expecting mums to get their daily nutritional needs, while navigating complicated food-safety rules.
Our mission is to be an extra set of hands for exhausted mums and ensure they, and their growing bubs, are getting delicious and nutritious meals that are super easy to prepare (we’re talking ready-to-eat, delivered to your door kind of easy).
Nutritious and delicious? How did we manage that?
Crafted by Experts
Pregnancy Chef’s seasonal menu is designed by the very clever culinary team at Bitton (delicious) and an accredited practising dietitian (nutritious).
Designed for Mothers
We’ve been very busy in the lab and in the kitchen to ensure our meals consider the nutrients required for each stage of pregnancy, and still taste like something you want to eat.
Our menu is seasonally updated with ready-to-eat meals that include a range of poultry, meat, fish and vegetarian options.
Safe & Convenient
All ingredients are sourced fresh and carefully prepared in our kitchen. Our meals are designed and cooked to ensure they are completely safe to consume during pregnancy, free from preservatives or food additives.
The People Behind Pregnancy Chef
Louise Eiseman & Michael Morgan
Louise, a hardworking mum and Michael, an ardent foodie and cook, have after more than a decade of working together in their management consulting business turned their skill-set inwards and combined their two loves to create Pregnancy Chef. Pregnancy Chef is a passion project the duo has spent nearly two years perfecting alongside an incredible team that is equally obsessed with bringing Pregnancy Chef to life. Michael and Louise have combined their business brains and attention to detail to deliver high quality, safe, nutrient-packed meals for mums and mums-to-be at every stage of pregnancy.
The Bitton Group
Pregnancy Chef’s delicious recipes were developed by an incredible team at The Bitton Group, led by renowned chef David Bitton. The Bitton team are parents with a shared love for food, and includes David’s wife and Bitton’s Director & Project Manager, Sohani Bitton, Recipe Developer Camilla Gill, and Executive Chef Graham Johns. Between them, the team has conjured up delicious meals over the past 20 years for venues, brands and publications including the Ritz London, Quay Dining, Elle Cuisine, Qantas and David Jones, and run three popular Bitton cafes across Sydney.
Melanie McGrice is an experienced Advanced Practising Dietitian who specialises in women’s nutrition for fertility, pregnancy and infants. As the Pregnancy Chef Dietitian and proud mum to a young daughter, Melanie is passionate about supporting pre and postnatal nutrition. She is the founder of Nutrition Plus, an organisation of dietitians who specialise in pre and postnatal nutrition. Melanie is also a respected author and commentator.
Our Food Promise
Nutritionally balanced, and
Nutrient requirements increase for expecting mothers, yet we know that it’s often difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Our meals have been created with expert dietitian knowledge to ensure they consider the key nutrients needed to support the health of your developing baby. We’ve focussed on ingredients that contain folate, calcium, iron, iodine and omega 3s which are especially important for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive.
Deliciously tasty and
free from preservatives or food additives
Taste is paramount to our recipe development. All Pregnancy Chef meals have been created by a respected chef, David Bitton, and contain no preservatives or additives. We use fresh ingredients without any hidden nasties.
Safe, reliable ingredients
for every stage of pregnancy
Inhibited immune systems can make it more common for women to fall ill from food poisoning during pregnancy. Pregnancy Chef meals leave out all the foods that are not safe to eat during pregnancy, making it super simple to figure out what’s for dinner without having to Google every ingredient.
Pregnancy Chef meals are also made fresh and then frozen. Freezing increases shelf life, preserves most nutrients and is a natural way to keep food safe without the need to add chemical preservatives.
Stress-free food suitable
for the whole family
Pregnancy Chef takes the pressure out of mealtimes by providing a quick and delicious option for women and their families. While our meals are designed with pregnant, breastfeeding or trying-to-conceive women in mind, everyone in the family can benefit from our healthy and tasty meals.