About Us

About Us

We are the founders of Eatstro, Lorcan McNeela and Serena O’Grady and this is our story:

The Big Problem & The Big Solution

One evening, after a few hours of recipe research, a trip to the supermarket, portioning the ingredients, chopping the vegetables and eventually cooking, we finally sat down to eat our Crispy Brie-stuffed Chicken Breast with Roast Vegetables and Cranberry Sauce. Luckily this time the recipe search paid off as it was tasty enough to offer as a sacrifice to the gods of flavour!

The problem however, was obvious. We wanted to cook dishes like this every night but the time and effort wasn’t attainable, especially after a busy day. We gained a lot of cooking experience while living in San Francisco, we had access to exceptional food markets on our doorstep, there was many more food delivery services and our friends were just as passionate about cooking as we were. So much so we began a ‘host night’ which involved hosting each other at our homes once a week & cooking for the group. The standard was amazingly high and increased as time went on. Competing to outdo each other, each meal was as memorable and as flavoursome as the last. Many cooking techniques and recipes shared, but most of all the experience allowed us to extend our palates and test unusual ingredients.

 

After returning to Ireland and experiencing those wow-fully impressive flavours, our daily recipe routine wasn’t a choice. There was no going back to cooking whatever was in the fridge; the transition had been made.

After doing some more research we found that people are continually frustrated by not being able to get the most out of their cooking, frustrated by the quality of ingredients in supermarkets, by their local butchers closing before they finish work, by restaurants and take-aways who don’t seem to have their health interests at heart and so on.

If only it was possible to whip up spectacular high-end restaurant quality meals for dinner; the process needed to be hassle free, the recipes would have to be professionally crafted by a team of highly experienced chefs using the highest quality of fresh Irish produce, cost a fraction of the price of a restaurant, and require no more than 30 minutes of cooking time.

After consideration, researching and implementing all those factors, Eatstro was born.

Our mission is to make inspiring home cooking available to everyone.

We want to encourage people to cook creative, nutritionally balanced meals, while learning new techniques and trying different ingredients along the way.

We strive to always provide the highest, freshest quality of food, in order to achieve this we work directly with family-run farms and fresh food markets who have adopted sustainable practices.
We aim to provide a hassle free service for people, so we create inspiring recipes, do your food shopping, perfectly pre-portion ingredients and deliver them directly to your door.

We want people to enjoy their dinner but more specifically, the experience that comes with it.