Wholesome, Chef-Designed Meals Your Child Will Love

Your child will develop healthy eating habits that will set them up for making smart eating decisions for the rest of their lives.

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In our experience nurturing a child’s development begins with a strong focus on their physical wellbeing, and at the heart of this for us is a commitment to healthy eating.

Supporting Growing Bodies and Minds

Delicious and Healthy Seasonal Menus

Your child’s delicious and healthy meals are prepared by qualified and experienced Chefs. Our kitchens are well resourced to ensure daily meals are delivered using nutritious locally-sourced ingredients with a focus on both quality and taste.

Inspiring Your Child’s Appreciation of Food

Children learn more about food when they are involved in the growth and preparation of ingredients. Your child will have hands-on involvement in seasonal planting, caring for and harvesting plants used as ingredients in our daily menus.

Learning the Importance of Meal Times

Mealtimes are fundamental to the development of your child’s social and life skills. Children are encouraged to engage in conversation with their peers and use ‘real’ crockery and cutlery, as part of their growth and learning.

Miguel Maestre

We’re very excited to have chef extraordinaire, Miguel Maestre as our Consultant Chef to the Paisley Park team. As a talented chef and father to young children himself, Miguel is truly passionate about teaching healthy eating habits early on in life and knows the positive effects it can have on little minds.

“I’m very excited to be working with the Paisley Park team to empower pre-school children, their parents and carers with the inspiration, information and professional learning to make positive food choices from an early age, whilst having fun along the way.”

– Miguel Maestre

Miguel’s Seasonal Menus

In collaboration with our Centre chefs, Miguel regularly updates our seasonal menus with his deliciously wholesome signature dishes and works with our chefs to inspire them with new ideas and techniques.

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Or view some of the inspired recipes below…

Apricot Chicken Tagine

  • Ingredients
  • (Serves 4)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tbsp ras el hanout
  • 6 deboned chicken thigh cutlets
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 300g dried apricots
  • 1 lemon, cut into 1cm slices, pips removed

Avocado Cannelloni

  • Ingredients
  • (Serves 4)
  • White bean aioli
  • 1x 400g tin white beans drained and washed
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp soy milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup diced and roasted Parsnips
  • 1 cup diced roma tomatoes
  • ½ cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • ½ cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • Salt and pepper

Bolognaise of Mushroom Meatballs

  • Ingredients
  • (Serves 6)
  • 250g chicken mince
  • 250g veal mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 350g mushroom mince
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small red chilli optional
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 2 tbsp thickened cream
  • 1 splash sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 spanish red onion, finely chopped
  • olive oil for frying

Healthy Zucchini Burgers

  • Ingredients
  • (Serves 4)
  • 4 whole grain bread rolls
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 2 Roma tomatoes (sliced)
  • 3 medium beetroots
  • Bunch of baby spinach leaves
  • 100g zucchini, grated
  • 80g canned chickpeas
  • 40g feta, crumbled
  • 50g Manchego, grated
  • 1 tbsp capers small
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • ½ bunch chopped chives
  • 2 spring onions

Miguel’s Upside-down Cannelloni

  • Ingredients
  • (Serves 4)
  • Freshly grated Manchego or Parmesan cheese
  • 6 fresh lasagna sheets
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 200 g white cup mushrooms
  • 100 g spinach
  • 300 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
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1 week ago

Paisley Park

Today at Paisley Park Devonport TAS, we hosted our Spring Menu Tasting. Centre Chef Sue created some delicious treats for our families to sample including Orange and Poppy Seed Hotcakes, warm oatmeal with ginger and spiced pears and house made Focaccia bread with sundried tomato and Italian herbs. Our food philosophy extends beyond simply providing nutritious meals for our children. We are committed to supporting our local growers, butchers, grocers and bakers with the view that this partnership supports our fresh and holistic approach to food. Thank you to our wonderful local suppliers.
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Awesome as always Suzanne Woodcock. 🥰🥰

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3 weeks ago

Paisley Park

Spending time in the garden offers many important learning experiences and gives children a greater understanding the world around them. This week the children at Paisley Park Melton VIC, gathered around our vegetable garden beds to harvest fresh mint. We were so happy to hand them to our Chef Rekha who used our fresh herbs in a delicious natural mint yoghurt sauce to be served with our lunch. The children were amazed by the aroma and were very excited when showing Rekha what they had grown.
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3 weeks ago

Paisley Park

This is just one meal from our new Spring Menu that our children at Paisley Park Early Learning Hallett Cove SA get to enjoy daily. Our amazing, on-site Chef Steve creates nutritious restaurant quality meals each day. When children are given highly nutritious food it supports their body and mind to grow, to take in more information and promote learning throughout the whole day. Our food is not only nutritious, but tasty, fun and full of variety. Our children love to try Chef Steve's creations!
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This is just one meal from our new Spring Menu that our children at Paisley Park Early Learning Hallett Cove SA get to enjoy daily.  Our amazing, on-site Chef Steve creates nutritious restaurant quality meals each day. When children are given highly nutritious food it supports their body and mind to grow, to take in more information and promote learning throughout the whole day.  Our food is not only nutritious, but tasty, fun and full of variety. Our children love to try Chef Steves creations!
#PaisleyParkHallettCove #EYLFOutcome3Wellbeing #NQSQA2HealthSafety #Food

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This recipe is Miguels grilled pineapple with a coconut and cinnamon rice pudding with a nut free granola!

My daughter absolutely loves the meals that Chef Steve makes! 😍 He is always creating such lovely and tasteful meals each day! Thanks Chef Steve!

When your daughter has 4 x serves of lunch, you know it must be good! Seeing the quality of ingredients, and the variety makes me one happy parent because it means our kids are eating healthy, nutritious meals...and the photos look incredible! Totally jealous 😋😍

Very lucky at Hallett Cove good job Chef Steve 😊

My boy loves the food Chef Steve makes👏

Looks good. What is it

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Confident Children

1. Make an Enquiry

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