Jess's Underground Kitchen came to life around my kitchen table. A friend was devouring one of my weeknight dinners and made a flippant comment: “I’d love to pay you to cook my meals during the week.” It seemed like an interesting challenge!
We’ve come a long way since JUK’s first Thai green chicken curry back in February 2013, when customers used to pick up from the pink house in Ponsonby. It grew organically, by word of mouth... a delicious secret club.
It didn’t take long to realise that there was a gap in the market for freshly cooked, healthy convenience food. I never set out to fill it; I was just cooking the food I’d always cooked.
My week night dinners, but for hundreds instead of one.
Our busy production kitchen chefs are on-site from 5am each day, chopping up fresh ingredients and cooking all of our recipes from scratch. We plate every meal by hand so you know it's had the perfect amount of love and care – ready to be flash frozen and delivered to your doorstep or local grocery store. Let Jess and her team do the hard work so you don't have to!
Stock your freezer — let JUK cook dinner!
Our frozen favourites are handmade in small batches with real ingredients, just like you would make at home. They're perfect for having on hand to pop in the microwave or oven, for those days when you need something more nutritious and delicious than takeaways. Stock up and you'll never go hungry again!
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Bespoke catering for your next celebration.
What do guests remember most the day after? How good the food was!
From weddings and birthdays to corporate functions and office events, we’ll work with you to create a custom menu packed with flavour that will set your special event apart from the rest.