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Frequently Asked Questions: The Real Meal 

  • What’s on The Real Meal menu? 
  • Where is The Real Meal available? 
    • By delivery only, within 20 kms of Ballarat's CBD, this includes, for example, areas such as Buninyong, Creswick and Cardigan. 
  • How do I order The Real Meal? 
  • When is The Real Meal delivered? 
    • Deliveries are Monday to Friday  between 3- 6 pm, excl Public holidays
    • You can leave an esky out the front 
  • What if I want to buy The Real Meal for someone else? 
    • Gift Cards are available via https://peterfordcatering.com/real-meals/.  This is a wonderful way to buy The Real Meal for family, friends and neighbours, whilst still allowing them to select their own favourite Real Meals from the website. 
    • When purchasing a Gift Card, choose from values of $10, $25, $50 or $100. 
    • The Gift Card will be sent to the recipient’s email and when they go to the website to order, they simply need to enter their Gift Card code into the Gift Card field on the payment page to claim the amount you have purchased for them. 
  • How do I heat The Real Meal? 
    • To Heat:
    • Stove: Immerse bag in boiling water and simmer for around 8-10 minutes (only 3 minutes for beans) or until heated through, cut open, stir & serve carefully as the food + sauce is now hot. 
    • Oven for Confit Duck:  Remove from bag and place in an oven at 180-200 degrees Celsius until crispy. 
    • Microwave: Pierce bag and place in a microwave container on high heat for 2-3 minutes (only 30 seconds for beans).  Cut open, stir & serve carefully as the food + sauce is now hot. 
  •  How to I store The Real Meal? 
    • The Real Meal is fresh and must be refrigerated at 0-4 degrees Celcius.  Unopened, the Real Meal is safe for 4 weeks in the fridge at 0- 4 degrees Celcius. 
    • All Real Meals can be frozen, however the salads, including the Nicoise, are not freezable. 
  • Do I need to be home or have someone home to receive the delivery? 
    • Yes please, or leave an esky at the door.