Hi, I’m John. I have a PhD in Science and over 15 years of experience in technology and biotechnology, in various fields. One of my biggest passions is healthy nutrition – I love getting the most out of food. I wasn’t always like that, but you could say that from a very early age I discovered the world of food and was fascinated with it.
I became a vegetarian when I was 11. But 6 months later I was brought to the doctor due to malnutrition. As you can guess – my diet was lacking most of the required nutrients. Since I didn’t want to quit being a vegetarian, I had to come up with the solution myself. This was the first step in a long journey, to make healthy and tasty food.
A few years ago, I started a weight loss process, in which I found myself constantly at a dead-end. There was no ready-to-eat healthy and tasty food. If I wanted to keep to my diet, I had to cook all meals by myself. As a very busy person – this was a huge challenge. This personal experience, made me research a bit about what’s available – the results were quite disheartening: ready-to-eat meals were overloaded with fat, salt and preservatives. A far cry from my idea of healthy, nutritious and tasty.
At the same time, I also started facing a new reality with my mum. At the age of 60+, by herself, her motivation to cook food was completely gone. It seems as if the joy, the reward, the comfort of good food, had vanished. Adding this to the fact that with age appear more health issues – a healthy nutrition is key.
So here I am, not 11 anymore (and no longer a vegetarian too..), I realised that a healthy and tasty ready-to-eat meal, will be highly beneficial not just for me, the very busy working type, but also for my mum’s age group. They are in need of good nutritious food, the kind that will be a joyful, healthy and comforting experience.
And so Life Kitchen begins.
Here at Life Kitchen we wanted to create a solution that is more than just a product. A solution that reflects our values as private people and as a company that works within a community.
We see our role not only as nutritious food providers, but also as a point of connection for people. We live in an era in which people of a certain age become isolated from the outer world, their food intake is decreasing and their emotional state is affected by their malnutrition and limited social circle. We want to connect with them, we want to connect them with other members in their community. Whether it is through our Dinner Club or other social events, we want to bring people closer, bring them together, form a network of connections, a community.
We make our meals with the best produce available. The high quality of all of the ingredients is top priority, and the nutritious value of our products is not for sale. We work hard to bring you the best product in the market.
Providing you with the healthiest food is one of our top priorities. We brought in our scientific knowledge and cooking expertise together with care and attention, to come up with full meals that make sure all your nutritional needs are met.
We also want to support Irish industry. You can be assured that our meat is 100% Irish and fully traceable from farm to fork, and the vegetables, wherever possible, are Irish as well. Furthermore, the protein used in our drinks and desserts is sourced from Irish dairy – which has the best nutritional content.
Life Kitchen is acknowledging its responsibility to take care of our environment. Therefore, our products are packaged in biodegradable packaging, and served in recyclable containers. Promoting sustainability is central to our values and can be reflected in every stage of our chain of production.
Together with you we want to help people with their food needs, bring people together while supporting Irish industry and taking care of the environment.